When family ties come irreversibly undone

I Know You're Going to be Happy: A Story of Love and Betrayal by Rupert Christiansen. Short Books, €16.35.

27th April, 2013
Michael Christiansen, the then Daily Mirror editor, in 1959 with his wife Kay, their seven-month-old daughter Anna, and four-year-old son Rupert (staring at camera).


The cover photograph of I Know You're Going To Be Happy appears to capture an intimate scene of family unity. Taken on a Sunday afternoon in 1959, it shows Michael Christiansen, the then Daily Mirror editor, sitting cross-legged on his living room floor opposite his wife, Kay. Between them, gently propped up by her father, is their seven-month-old daughter Anna. Staring nonchalantly into the camera is the couple's four-year-old son, Rupert.

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