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- A girl called Barney
- Christopher Stevens
- 09 October 2015 Christopher Stevens
❰Ebook❯ ➢ A girl called Barney Author Christopher Stevens – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk It's tough to be a single dad But when Richard Colman adopts his dead sister's daughter he has no idea how tough life can beRichard's girlfriend walks out His business starts losing clients And there' It's tough to be a single dad But when Richard Colman adopts his dead sister's daughter he has no idea how tough life can beRichard's girlfriend walks out His business starts losing clients And there's something terribly wrong with the little girlHer name is Bernadette but Richard calls her Barney It's A girl Kindle - a word his own father used to use a barney a row a terrible racket And Barney is well named – she never stops screaming She hammers her head on the floor and the walls She's adorable but she doesn't sleep She cannot talk She won't even respond to her nameRichard slowly faces the unbearable truth that his little girl is profoundly autistic And as he prepares for a battle simply to be allowed to keep his child he's only beginning to find out how tough life can be Christopher Stevens the bestselling author of A REAL BOY draws on painful and intensely personal experiences of raising his own autistic child to create this compelling story of a single parent who must come to terms with his beloved little girl's autismAUTHOR'S NOTE This is a novel The characters are fictional though they are very real to me Many of the events in the story did really happen to my family following the diagnosis of my younger son with autism I later wrote a memoir about this intensely emotional and exhausting experience it was published as A REAL BOY If you have read this memoir you might recognise some of the scenes and situations in A girl called Barney – and if you want to read a strictly factual account the memoir will better suit your needs A girl called Barney is dramatic tragic and less humorous than the later non fiction book I used the novel to express the darker frightening emotions that in real life we hardly dare admit that we feelPraise for A REAL BOY Christopher Stevens's factual account of raising his autistic sonJane Asher President of the National Autistic SocietyThis wonderfully honest book tells us a great deal not only about autism but also about the extraordinary tolerance and unselfishness that is borne out of uneuivocal love At the same time it reveals some uncomfortable truths about the struggle it takes to access the rights of those with disabilities in our so called civilized societyThe Sun Feb incredibly movingDaily Mail February Christopher Stevens writes poignantly about life with his autistic son It's a moving account of the boy's struggle to cope with a world that confuses him and the extraordinary leap forward that gave them all hopeBournemouth Daily Echo th June By turns harrowing humorous and inspirationalAbout the AuthorChristopher Stevens has been a senior sub editor at the Observer for fourteen years and is also the author of Born Brilliant the acclaimed biography of Kenneth Williams; Masters of Sitcom a celebration of Galton and Simpson; and Thirty Days Has September the bestselling reference book on KindleBorn Brilliant was shortlisted for a Sherry the Sheridan Morley Theatre Biography Prize It was adapted and broadcast as a Radio Four Book of the Week.