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I Love the Bones of You

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"My father was an 'ordinary man', which of course means he was extraordinary. I aim to capture him and his impact on my life and career."  (Christopher Eccleston)

Drawing on his memories, Chris describes a vivid life of growing up in a Salford, working-class household in the 1970s with his siblings, a loving mother, and the totemic figure of his hardworking, serious-minded and socialist father - Ronnie. How his life changed from a potential future as ‘factory fodder’ in his native Northwest, to a deep-rooted desire to perform onstage, and what developed into a burgeoning acting career - from his stunning film debut Let Him Have It; to the BBC’s landmark drama miniseries Our Friends in the North; his remarkable relaunch of the iconic Doctor Who franchise; and many more BAFTA-nominated roles over the past three decades such as starring in the current production of Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford and playing the role of the grandfather in the BBC1 hit drama series The A Word.

Along this path of fame and fortune also lay a man still bonded to his home city of Salford, his politics, his family, and especially his beloved parents. Chris discusses openly the loss of his father and his family’s struggle to cope with his condition over the past decade of his life as they watched his health deteriorate. A journey thousands of British families travel on each year. A heart-rending, honest and often touching memoir of a man embedded in his roots and mourning the loss of the father who nurtured those roots.

©2019 Christopher Eccleston (P)2019 Simon & Schuster UK

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  • Robin Casey
  • 03/11/2019

A kinder view of a loved one

I love Chris Eccleston already, but I appreciate getting to hear him talk about some of the things that fashioned his world view and then some of the performances we've seen from him. During some of the times where he talks about the fragility of his mental health, I wish I could hug him like an old friend. It both comforted me and grieved me to hear someone I do respect and admire talk about how hard he's struggled, and I think I will watch his roles with a greater appreciation than before. There were times where I wish he'd taken a step back from the constant self deprecation, but it was something that honestly affected those experiences. I appreciated the way he talked about gender and gender roles, especially in the way that he acknowledged them as a product of their time, and how often he saw his parents either transcend them or personify them. I loved hearing him talk about how experiences with being The Doctor, and explaining it to his children. I love how he talks about his children, too. I loved getting this new perspective of him, and I think I will appreciate watching him more now that I see where he's come from to get there.

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  • Bob
  • 09/11/2019

All the words I heard in my head as I listened to a great voice of my generation

Poignant, honest, reverie, blustery, deep, intense, commentary, raw, open, wonderment, willingness, generational, grateful, Thank you.

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  • L. Nehring
  • 20/01/2020

wonderful exploration of devotion, life, & acting!

Eccleston pens/narrates heartfelt love for family, respect for craft, and challenges of mental health. Fantastic!

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  • Elizaveta
  • 04/01/2020

A moving, honest story

It is always enlightening to read people’s histories - how they came to be what they are. Christopher Eccleston’s book is a sincere, honest self-analysis. It also tells a moving story about his family and their experience with Alzheimer’s. The fact that the book is read by the author himself adds to the emotional impact, because it feels like you are a friend who the author is confiding into. Definitely a must-listen - you will learn a lot about the inner life of one of the best actors out there, what informs his performances. Finally, as a person who speaks English as a second language and doesn’t know much about the British history and society, it was enlightening to learn so much about the life of the British working class (you might laugh, but I didn’t even know it existed, used to think of the UK as a classless paradise where quality education was available for everyone). It was also a very pleasant and useful experience to listen to a Northern accent, because the ESL learners are only taught the RP, which is only spoken by a fraction of people in the UK - so listening to something different was a nice practice!

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  • T. Stein
  • 11/12/2019

I laughed & I cried. Thank you Chris. You moved me

I came in to this as a fan of Christopher Eccleston the actor. I come out of this as an admirer of Christopher Eccleston the man. I've been a fan of Christopher Eccleston's work since Let Him Have It. It still sits with me after all these years. I became more of a fan after falling in love with Doctor Who. Hearing him open up about his life and his struggles and his family and his views on life, relationships and what makes a person who they are, was incredibly moving. He's fiercely intelligent, has a strong sense of fairness and a world view very similar to mine, which includes disdain for societal class systems, unjust justice systems, bullies and those who punch down instead of up. It may come from having grown up working-class poor and the innate rejection of that "this is all you are" message thrust upon us. His definition of success is one I admire and agree with. I noticed that later chapters had lots of editing in them, and some had passages that sounded almost slurred, which I attribute to his either being exhausted after a long day of narrating or due to the intimately personal material being emotionally draining. I don't think our paths will ever cross professionally, although I would love to work with him. But if our paths ever cross in real life, even if it's at something like a Doctor Who convention, I would like to shake his hand and thank him for being the person he is. Quite honestly, I feel like I owe him a hug after this book.

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  • Sekova
  • 11/12/2019

Well worth your time.

Open and from the heart, very powerful and moving. A book I'll be referring to friends.

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  • David M. Lay
  • 08/11/2019

Wow

This book is a deep dive all about how Christopher see's not only himself, but the world. There are times he gets on his soap box and preaches but hey its his book and I paid my dime so I listened. Over all hear his love/fear of his dad, and even more fear of the realization that in end we are all just like our parents comes threw. I enjoyed this book immensely.

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  • Monica
  • 29/08/2020

Amazing

Thank you, Chris. My 13 yr old Son is struggling with anorexia along with feelings of inadequacy/ self hate. I think your words gave voice to so many of the things he is feeling but can’t express. Your family story is absolutely “universal “ and deeply resonated with me. BTW, I was deeply moved by the film Jude in the 90s when I saw it. I have never forgotten that film. Also, you were my favorite character in Elizabeth. Never doubt your talent Chris. It may be hard for you to accept it, but everyone who watches you and listens is mesmerized. Blessings to you and your family.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06/08/2020

A Touching and Poignant Listen

I absolutely loved listening to Mr. Eccleston narrate his book talking of his family and personal experience growing up. It was an extended love letter to the memory of his father and you can feel that love emanating from the pages. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to share pieces of his soul as he has, and I respect him very much for it. Thank you very much Mr. Eccleston. Yours is an added voice for those who struggle with something in their life who tells others, they aren't alone.

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  • Shawn.s
  • 02/08/2020

a great listen anyTIME ;)

a great story from a talented actor WHO takes you on an honest adventure through his life