Nicola Barry is a feature writer and columnist. She has won 25 press awards, including Columnist of the Year in Scotland three times. She is a graduate of the celebrated MPhil course in Creative Writing at Glasgow University. She lives in Edinburgh.

Books by Nicola Barry

MOTHER’S RUIN is a devastating account of a childhood lost to a mother’s drinking. Nicola Barry, now a successful and well-known journalist, was brought up in Edinburgh; both her parents were doctors. But behind the doors of their home, Nicola’s mother was drinking herself to death. Her alcoholism was to have far-reaching and tragic consequences on the whole family. But as well as being a harrowing story of addiction, the book is also a very vivid and engaging picture of a dysfunctional family, warmly told, and by turns touching and bleakly funny.

‘Small moments of aching sadness are told without self-pity, and the author’s humour, sympathy and love for her damaged mother shine through in an ultimately uplifting read’ – Aberdeen Evening Express

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