Handstands In The Dark: A True Story of Growing Up and Survival
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Jane Godley Currie was born on 20 January 1961.    The youngest of four children born to Annie and Jim Currie, she was raised on Kenmore Street in Shettleston, a district in the East End of Glasgow and attended Eastbank Academy. Living in poverty, which was rife in the East End during that time, Godley left school at 16 with no qualifications.  Her parents were alcoholics and her mother was also addicted to tranquilisers.  
Handstands In The Dark: A True Story of Growing Up and Handstands In The Dark: A True Story of Growing Up and
First-hand, Janey saw the gangland violence and met extraordinary characters within an enclosed and seldom-revealed Glasgow underworld – from the grim and far-from-Swinging 60s, to the discos of the 70s, to the tidal wave of heroin addiction which swept through and engulfed Glasgow’s East End during the 1980s.I’ve read this book I was laughing one minute and in tears the next Janey is a very strong woman and would have to have been with the life she had growing up and her young adult years a very good read. I couldn’t put it down my heart goes out to Janey you are a survivor I would recommend it. Story is told with passion and nostalgia, one of the best books I have ever read. A story of resilience and Love. A vivid, intimate and darkly funny account of a life less ordinary, Handstands in the Dark tells the story of how one girl escaped a chaotic family and became one of the UK's most popular comedic talents.
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a b "Comedian on Jeremy Corbyn's #JC4PM tour has said she would never vote for him". The Independent. 3 February 2016 . Retrieved 19 February 2017. It was at times a difficult listen - upsetting to hear about the extreme poverty that Janet grew up in, the violence she experienced at the hands of her dysfunctional family and the sexual abuse experienced from her Mum’s brother [very difficult to listen to what happened to her at such a young age, which she read in an almost detached monotone manner compared to her usual tone and intonation].Robertson, Linda (18 October 2006). "Last chance to vote for Scotswoman of the Year". Evening Times . Retrieved 19 February 2017. a b Williams, Martin (11 December 2020). "Royal Society of Edinburgh acclaims Janey Godley's medicine for helping curb Covid-19 spread". The Herald. Herald and Times Group. Newsquest Media Group . Retrieved 11 December 2020. A vivid, intimate and darkly funny account of a life less ordinary, Handstands in the Dark tells the story of how one girl escaped a chaotic family and became one of the UK’s most popular comedic talents.
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After reading Handstands I am surprised that she not only laughed again, but also developed a rare talent to make us laugh again...and again ...and again too. a b Brooks, Libby (19 August 2019). " 'I joked about my life – Ma's murder, child abuse, gangsters': how Janey Godley became the queen of comedy". The Guardian . Retrieved 21 August 2020.Prison term for uncle marks an end to the ordeal women had kept to themselves; Abused sisters' 30-year secret". The Herald. 5 November 1996 . Retrieved 21 August 2020. English, Paul (27 December 2020). "Janey Godley is an artist at the peak of her vocal powers". The TImes . Retrieved 25 August 2021.