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Pete Doherty

A Child in Trouble, a Family Ripped Apart - The Extraordinary Story of a Mother's Love
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Pete Doherty: A Child in Trouble, a Family Ripped Apart - The Extraordinary Story of a Mother's Love by Jacqueline Doherty
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For over three years Jacqueline Doherty has been watching her rock star son's messy descent into drug addiction. Every step of the way has been charted by a hungry media. And every step of the way has been agony for a loving mum. Pete Doherty's celebrity means that his addiction has become public property. But Jacqueline is a private person and her painful story is the story of any mum - or any parent - trying to help a child who has gone off the rails. This is the compelling story of Pete's childhood, his burgeoning talent, his success as a musician, and his drug addiction set against the backdrop of his loving relationship with his mother and his family. It is a moving memoir of how a happy, middle-class family has attempted to cope with a family member opting to love drugs more than he loves them, or himself. It is a memoir that will offer hope to other mothers and families in a similar situation.

Author Biography

Jacqueline Doherty, 53, was born in Liverpool and has worked as a Registered Nurse for 34 years, having trained in the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps. She is the wife of an army major, a mother of three, and has lived in Germany, Holland, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, and throughout England for the past 30 years. She previously had a book of her verse published entitled Time for a Rhyme", and has had her poetry included in a compilation called Christian Poets in the Midlands". She is a tireless fundraiser and events volunteer for charitable organizations, receiving a commendation in 2003 for her valuable contribution to the community. Hobbies include, ironically, health promotion, collecting junk and quality secondhand clothes, and writing in rhyme.
Release date Australia
August 31st, 2006
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Export/Airside/Ireland ed
16pp b/w photos
Headline Book Publishing
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