Nicola Barry grew up in well-to-do Murrayfield, Edinburgh. Her father was a hopsital consultant, her mother was medically trained, her brothers boarders at public school. But behind the closed doors of their imposing family home, her mother was drinking herself to death. A beautiful, quirky woman, this is the story of how Monica Barry became a prisoner to alcohol and a prisoner in her own home, her addiction slowly sucking the life out of her. And how - with her father at work, and her brothers away at school - Nicola spent ...

Mother's Ruin 2008, Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd, Anstey, Leics

ISBN-13: 9781847823601

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Mother's Ruin 2007, Headline Review, London

ISBN-13: 9780755316731

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