All Made Up, By Janice Galloway
Saturday 07 July 2012
In her first volume of memoirs, This Is Not About Me, Galloway wrote about her pinched childhood in the Ayrshire town of Saltcoats.
In this next installment we find the 12-year old Janice about to start secondary school – rich in inspirational teachers happy to show her the "path through the dark, dark wood." Galloway's prose crackles as fiercely as her mother's brushed-nylon sheets as she recounts the physical betrayals of puberty and the abuse meted out by her older sister, Cora. A writer able to conjure up the blistering emotional life of an ever-watchful child.
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