I Love the Bones of You: My Father And The Making Of Me (Paperback)
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I Love the Bones of You: My Father And The Making Of Me (Paperback)

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'A beautiful book.' Zoe Ball

Be it as Nicky Hutchinson in Our Friends In The North, Maurice in The A Word, or his reinvention of Doctor Who, one man, in life and death, has accompanied Christopher Eccleston every step of the way - his father Ronnie. In I Love The Bones Of You, Eccleston unveils a vivid portrait of a relationship that has shaped his entire career trajectory, mirroring and defining his own highs and lows, from stage and screen triumph to breakdown, anorexia, self-doubt, and a deep belief in the basic principles of access and equality denied to generations. The actor reveals how his background in Salford, and vision of a person, like millions, denied their true potential, shaped his desire to make drama forever entwined with the marginalised, the oppressed, and the outsider.

Movingly, and in scenes sadly familiar to increasing numbers, Eccleston also describes how the tightening grip of dementia on his father slowly blinded him to his son's existence, forcing a new and final chapter in their connection, and how 'Ronnie Ecc' still walks alongside him today. Told with trademark honesty and openness, I Love The Bones Of Youis a celebration of those on whom the spotlight so rarely shines, as told by a man who found his voice in its glare. A love letter to one man, and a paean to many.

'My father was an "ordinary man", which of course means he was extraordinary. I aim to capture him and his impact on my life and career.' - Christopher Eccleston

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471176340
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'We know what to expect from the autobiographies of most actors, I think: anecdotes, charm, more than mild self-satisfaction and faux-modesty by the bucketload. But Christopher Eccleston is not most actors, and his autobiography is not most autobiographies. This is a superb book, full of revelations, as intense and tortured as its writer and not an easy ride at all.' -- Marcus Berkmann * Daily Mail *
'The book I'd most like to find under my tree is Christopher Eccleston's memoir I Love the Bones of You, which talks about his beloved dad and Christopher's history of anorexia and depression. He was a guest on my show and made such an impact.' -- Lorraine Kelly * Woman & Home *
'The actors book prompted headlines because he writes of his struggle with anorexia but it is about so much more, particularly his relationship with his father, which has shaped his entire career. A million miles from the usual celebrity memoir.' -- Books of the Year * Mail On Sunday *

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“3 stars but see the caveat...”

It's well written and brutally honest but I struggled to become engaged with the book. It's more personal than professionally based and I'd hoped for more info about his acting career than appears.... More

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“Wonderful book”

Honest account of serious subjects, the kind of book it's really worth reading, actually nourishing your life and outlook.

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“An absolutely fantastic read”

Even if you don't know much about Christopher's acting work, his commentary on social and political issues is something that everyone needs to read. This book is eye opening to the state of society in many... More

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