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Nicky Campbell - One of the Family

Nicky Campbell - One of the Family


Nicky Campbell - One of the Family


Aye Write

Dates and times

Saturday 15 May 2021
6:00PM - 7:00PM

One of the Family
Nicky Campbell 
chaired by Siobhan Synnot

6pm – 7pm BST*

One of the Family is a brave and moving memoir by Long Lost Family presenter and Radio 5 breakfast show host Nicky Campbell which reveals how the simple unconditional love of Maxwell, his Labrador, turned his life around and helped him come to terms with his difficult journey as an adopted child. Nicky opens up about how being adopted has made him always feel like an outsider; the guilt he has carried towards his Mum and Dad for needing to trace his birth mother, and the crushing disappointment he felt when he finally met her. And for the first time, he writes about his emotional breakdown and how he has learned to live with a late diagnosis of bipolar. Through it all his passion for dogs and animals has been a lifeline. It is Maxwell's magic, a lesson from a Labrador in simple unconditional friendship, that has allowed him to see all the good in his life: from the security and safety of his childhood home, the love of his wife and four daughters and above all, to better understand the decisions taken by his birth mother to give him up for adoption.

*This event will be available to watch for three weeks after the broadcast date to accommodate different time zones.
This event is included in the Aye Write 2021 festival pass, so you will not need to purchase this event if you have already purchased a pass.

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