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Letting Go: A true story of murder, loss and survival by Rachel Nickell's son-logo

Letting Go: A true story of murder, loss and survival by Rachel Nickell's son

Alex Hanscombe

This is Alex Hanscombe’s powerful, inspirational account as seen on This morning, BBC Breakfast, BBC Newsnight and published in The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and The Sun. ‘I was the most famous child in the British Isles…’ Now for the very first time, Alex shares his incredible story. The stunning and heartbreaking story of the young son of Rachel Nickell who witnessed the brutal attack on his mother and whose childhood was shaped by the media storm that followed. A coming-of-age story that begins with a tragedy but ends in optimism, forgiveness and peace. On a beautiful July morning in 1992, just three weeks before his third birthday, Alex Hanscombe and his young mother, Rachel Nickell, went walking on Wimbledon Common. Life was never the same again. Shortly after ten o’clock that morning, Alex was discovered by the side of his mother’s body she had been assaulted, stabbed forty-nine times in a frenzied attack, and left dead. Alex was the only witness to the attack.Letting Go is Alex’s heartbreaking account of that morning, the aftermath, and the devastating effect on his father, the extended family and the wider community. Alex tells the story of the resulting media storm, the legal cases following and the peace and understanding that he has now found, as a young man. In telling his story, and the truth, this is the last stage of Alex’s incredible journey to letting go.

This is Alex Hanscombe’s powerful, inspirational account as seen on This morning, BBC Breakfast, BBC Newsnight and published in The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and The Sun. ‘I was the most famous child in the British Isles…’ Now for the very first time, Alex shares his incredible story. The stunning and heartbreaking story of the young son of Rachel Nickell who witnessed the brutal attack on his mother and whose childhood was shaped by the media storm that followed. A coming-of-age story that begins with a tragedy but ends in optimism, forgiveness and peace. On a beautiful July morning in 1992, just three weeks before his third birthday, Alex Hanscombe and his young mother, Rachel Nickell, went walking on Wimbledon Common. Life was never the same again. Shortly after ten o’clock that morning, Alex was discovered by the side of his mother’s body she had been assaulted, stabbed forty-nine times in a frenzied attack, and left dead. Alex was the only witness to the attack.Letting Go is Alex’s heartbreaking account of that morning, the aftermath, and the devastating effect on his father, the extended family and the wider community. Alex tells the story of the resulting media storm, the legal cases following and the peace and understanding that he has now found, as a young man. In telling his story, and the truth, this is the last stage of Alex’s incredible journey to letting go.
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This is Alex Hanscombe’s powerful, inspirational account as seen on This morning, BBC Breakfast, BBC Newsnight and published in The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and The Sun. ‘I was the most famous child in the British Isles…’ Now for the very first time, Alex shares his incredible story. The stunning and heartbreaking story of the young son of Rachel Nickell who witnessed the brutal attack on his mother and whose childhood was shaped by the media storm that followed. A coming-of-age story that begins with a tragedy but ends in optimism, forgiveness and peace. On a beautiful July morning in 1992, just three weeks before his third birthday, Alex Hanscombe and his young mother, Rachel Nickell, went walking on Wimbledon Common. Life was never the same again. Shortly after ten o’clock that morning, Alex was discovered by the side of his mother’s body she had been assaulted, stabbed forty-nine times in a frenzied attack, and left dead. Alex was the only witness to the attack.Letting Go is Alex’s heartbreaking account of that morning, the aftermath, and the devastating effect on his father, the extended family and the wider community. Alex tells the story of the resulting media storm, the legal cases following and the peace and understanding that he has now found, as a young man. In telling his story, and the truth, this is the last stage of Alex’s incredible journey to letting go.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

37:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

41:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:44