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Book Giveaway: Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming Book Giveaway

I reviewed this book last month, and really enjoyed reading it. It was so good, I literally could not put it down and even found myself reading it while travelling on the Tube in London. I am good at getting lost on the Tube, and normally spend my time studying the map opposite, counting stops to make sure I get off at the right place. While reading this book, I almost missed my stop deliberately – it was just that good.

The book is so good in fact, that I want to share how good it is with all of my lovely readers. So the lovely people at Cannon Gate Books have offered a copy of the book for a giveaway! Just fill in the Rafflecopter below to be in with a chance…

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Vicky is a single mother, a blogger, a podcaster and a social media trainer. You can find her blogging, business and social media tips at VickyCharles.com.

93 Comments
  • Ruth F Hunt

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    Would love to read this, such a strong man, and fabulous actor.

    1. Vicky Charles

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      He is, and the book is amazing.

  • Chas Gilbert

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    His role in The Good Wife Chas Gilbert recently posted...Fun in the garden with Robson todayMy Profile

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I love the Good Wife, can't wait for the next season!

  • Maya Russell

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    It has to be Goldeneye for me. Good film.

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I am Boris! I am invincible!

  • Michelle Banks

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    i loved him as Loki in son of the mask x

    1. Vicky Charles

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      Oh, I didn't even realise he was in that one!

  • Emma Fearn

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    this looks a fabulous read!

    1. Vicky Charles

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      It really is, I loved it.

  • lynn heath

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    I really enjoy The Good Wife!

    1. Vicky Charles

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      It's great, isn't it! Eli is such a great character!

  • Emily C

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    Eli Gold in the Good Wife!! :)

  • Emily C

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    Eli Gold in the Good wife :)

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I absolutely love The Good Wife, I can't wait for the next season! He's such a great character.

      1. Emily C

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        I do too but I missed some of this last series!! Keep meaning to catch up on 4od!

        1. Vicky Charles

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          I'm not sure if it's jumped the shark a bit now; the last season was a bit random. It might just be that there wasn't enough Eli in it though!

  • ELAINE DALE

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    the good wife is really good

  • christina

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    erm watching it right now... the good wife :) christina recently posted...Testing 1, 2, 3My Profile

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I do love him in that!

  • Allan Wilson

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    The High Life - Wonderful 1990's BBC Scotland 6 part comedy set in Air Scotia - just brilliant

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I've not seen it Allan but a couple of people on here have recommended it - I thought I saw it on Netflix the other day but I might be mistaken...

    2. Vicky Charles

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      omg, I just googled it and I do remember it! I never knew it was Alan Cumming, I really only remember the little ginger man and the lady who was a bit of a bitch! How funny.

  • Nick Hopkins

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    The High Life

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I've not seen that one... though I think it's on Netflix at the moment!

  • Sheri Darby

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    Eli Gold

    1. Vicky Charles

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      Great choice!

  • Frances Heaton

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    The Good Wife, Eli Gold

    1. Vicky Charles

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      He's definitely a favourite!

  • Kristy Brown

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    The High Life

    1. Vicky Charles

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      Definitely a winner; I've had the theme tune in my head for days now!

  • Kat Lucas

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    Sex in the City series

    1. Vicky Charles

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      was he in Sex in the City?

  • Louise A

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    The Good Wife :)

    1. Vicky Charles

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      Good choice! I love that show!

  • Paul T

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    Nightcrawler in X-Men 2

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I'd forgotten he was even in that one!

  • Angi Turley

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    I was addicted to The High Life.......especially the Eurovision episode and also loved him in cabaret at the donmar warehouse tho I know that's not TV, he was awesome!!

    1. Vicky Charles

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      Ah I really wanted to see him as EmCee in Cabaret, didn't he win an award for it?

  • Lyly

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    When he did a production of Macbeth starring as the only character!

    1. Vicky Charles

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      Oh, I heard about that but never saw it! It certainly sounds interesting.

  • Claire Jacobs

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    goldeneye for me was his best role!

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I loved that one! I am Boris! I am invincible!

  • Wendy Brown

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    The High Life was spectacularly funny. Victor and Barry from Kelvinside were just hilarious! Saw him do a one man Macbeth and this was dark and threatening and brilliant, but the highlight of my Alan Cumming shows has been The Bacchae. Multi talented man!!!

    1. Vicky Charles

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      He really is multi talented isn't he, I hadn't realised half the stuff he'd done until I read the book.

  • Elizabeth Hinds

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    I loved him in Emma, very funny :)

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I didn't even know he was in Emma, I've never seen it!

  • Laura Nice

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    My fav was The Good Wife x

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I do love him in the Good Wife!

  • Jason Tolliss

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    Would love to read it.

  • Jason Tolliss

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    Bet it's a good read.

    1. Vicky Charles

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      it's fantastic!

  • elaine stokes

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    The High Life, its a tears rolling down cheeks series

    1. Vicky Charles

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      Until people started mentinoning it here, I'd forgotten about it - have recently rediscovered it on YouTube!

  • laurelin

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    loved him in x-men

    1. Vicky Charles

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      ahh yes!

  • Minnie15

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    The Good Life :) x

    1. Vicky Charles

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      lols do you mean the High Life? Though I do love the Good Life...

  • Samantha Loughlin

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    Loki son of mask definitely

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I didn't know he was in that either!

  • Dawn Andrews

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    The High Life.

    1. Vicky Charles

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      love it!

  • Hayley Todd

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    My favourite of his tv appearances is Eli Gold in The Good Wife

    1. Vicky Charles

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      That one seems to be the big favourite - for me too!

  • Caroline Signey

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    Romy and Michele's high school reunion!

    1. Vicky Charles

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      Is he in that?! I had no idea!

  • caroline tokes

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    The good wife

    1. Vicky Charles

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      Love the Good Wife. Can't wait for the next season!

  • nicola james

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    bernard and the genie.just fab!!

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I think you're the first person to mention that; what is it?

      1. nicola james

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        aw its fantastic,remember watching it when i was young so must have been in the 80's or early 90's google it,honestly if you get he chance watch it!!!

  • Louise Lumsden

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    tough choice as I really rate pretty much everything he's done that I've seen so far..... I love him as Eli Gold in The Good Wife but he was really awesome as Desrae in The Runaway too

    1. Vicky Charles

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      ah he mentions both of those roles in the book!

  • gemma nisbet

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    Eli Gold in the Good wife

  • Tammy Neal

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    Eli Gold - Good Wife

  • Alison Macdonald

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    The Good Wife :-)

  • Richard Tyler

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    X2: X-Men United

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I don't think I've seen that one!

  • Sheila Reeves

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    Boris Grishenko in Goldeneye - such a change as I'd previously known him for The High Life (loved that too!)

    1. Vicky Charles

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      I love Boris! I am Boris! I am invincible!

  • Claire Davies

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    His role in The Good Wife - Brilliant competition :-) All entered, thank you very much!

    1. Vicky Charles

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      Thanks Claire! I love the Good Wife too!

  • Fiona K

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    I enjoyed both his appearance on Who do you think you are and a documentary he made on pre-WWII Berlin when researching for the part in Cabaret.

    1. Vicky Charles

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      Ooh Fiona I didn't know about the Cabaret documentary! He talks a lot about Who do You think you are in the memoir though

  • Barbara Handley

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    Has to be "The Good Wife".

    1. Vicky Charles

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      Lots of people are saying that one. I love it!

  • Jo Booth

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    I think he's really good in The Good Wife :-)

  • LEE HARDY

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    His role in The Good Wife

  • Heather Weir

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    I love Alan Cumming and I've enjoyed all of his roles. He was great in The Good Wife recently. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Lisa Wilkinson

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    I like him in the Good Wife too.

  • Tony Teece

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    I loved him in Spice World the Movie :D

  • Natalie Crossan

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    Eli in the good wife. He's AMAZING

  • Ellie Spider

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    Nightcrawler in X-Men 2 Ellie Spider recently posted...+ 365 days 197 - 209My Profile

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