Living With Jacko reveals amazing story

Peter and Alison Jackson.
Peter and Alison Jackson.
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Peter Jackson says he and his wife Alison have been ‘brutally honest’ in their new book, Living With Jacko.

The book, written by the couple and Hebden Bridge based author Andrew Collomosse, tells the parallel story of both their lives.

It covers Peter and Alison’s successful careers, as well as a touching account of Peter’s battle with cancer.

He said: “We had a diary that Alison wrote when I was going through the cancer and we thought we might make a book out of it because it could be useful to somebody going through what we did.

“Then it became our life story. It’s not a sport book, it’s just a book about our life.

“I’m quite a private person myself but we’ve been really, brutally honest about what we’ve been through, which is a big decision to make.

“But we’ve had such an interesting life, and mixing that with the diary, it’s a book that people might want to pick up and read.

“We’ve had ups and downs as the book will tell you but to be still together after 32 years, and two wonderful kids, has been an incredible journey for two normal people.

Alison said: “Our daughter Charlotte read the book and said ‘mum, I couldn’t put it down even though I knew everything that’s happened’ and she learned about us and our pasts.

“Peter didn’t want just another football book and I wanted the book to be attractive for women as well.

“We’re really pleased with it and we hope people enjoy it.”

Available at all good bookshops from October or signed copies from Great Northern Books on 01274 735056.

Peter will be signing copies of the book at WHSmith in Halifax on Saturday, September 21 from 12pm until 1.30pm.