No one wanted to admit that my mum had a drink problem.
As anyone who has an alcoholic in their immediate family will know – it’s meant to be kept secret
‘Mum’s addiction was nothing to do with me. But somewhere in my brain it’s still telling me, She did reject you.’
‘Probably from the age of about six I knew what alcohol was.’
The shame when your father turns up drunk to your school prize giving where you are getting a prize.