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by Sharp, Dave.

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TitleComplete surrender : the true story of a family's dark secret and the brothers it tore apart at birth
Author / Responsible partySharp, Dave.
TopicsAutobiography. Autobiography. Adoptees -- Great Britain -- Biography. Family secrets -- Great Britain. Brothers -- Great Britain.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.
Volume3 volumes


Dave Sharp grew up with foster parents with no information about his actual parents. He lived his life happily as a bricklayer and grew up an honest man who loved soccer. In his 60s, he set about the long and arduous process of trying to find out who his real parents were. After much searching he discovered the family who had given him up for adoption and met up with them. He also scheduled to meet with the man he believed to be his half-brother; this man, it turned out, was the noted novelist Ian McEwan, author of Atonement and On Chesil Beach. A shocking revelation concerning a family affair that had long lain hidden was soon unearthed, and Dave learned that Ian was in fact his full brother. This is the amazing and heartwarming story of a son’s wish to find his family, and two men gaining the brother that they had always wished for.

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System control numberB8093
System NumberB8093
Original Print PublisherLondon : John Blake, 2008.
Volume Number3 volumes
Volume number/sequential designation3 volumes
Participant or performer noteDavid Sheppard.
Transcriber nameDavid Sheppard.