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Hope's Boy: Broken by life, saved by love [used book]

By: Andrew Bridge

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 2008

Seller ID: 004309

ISBN: 0340961767

Condition: Good


Andrew grew up in the 1970s with his funny, loving but deeply unstable mother. Life with her was totally chaotic. She left him alone in motel rooms at night and took him with her when she went house burgling. But Andrew's mother wasn't bad, she was just lost herself and one thing she did was always tell him she loved him. Gradually, though, the bad times got worse. One day Andrew, aged seven, found his mother in the bathroom in the middle of a breakdown, the walls covere... View more info

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In Moral Danger: A True Story [used book]

By: Barbara Biggs

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Floradale: 2003

Seller ID: 002106

ISBN: 0957912145

Condition: Good


He was 42 and one of Australia's most successful criminal barristers. She was 14, a runaway with nowhere to go. She later learnt the barrister had paid her grandmother. She had been sold... So begins Barbara Biggs' inside account of the dark side of the permissive seventies. The episode is to haunt her for years. But it is only one part of an extraordinary family story told with black humour and unflinching honesty. At 13 she runs away from home for wayward girls. At 1... View more info

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No One Wants You: A True Story of a Child Forced into Prostitution [used book]

By: Celine Roberts

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury: 2012

Seller ID: 002114

ISBN: 0091922704

Condition: Good


Given away by her mother at five months old, raped on the day of her first communion at age seven - when Celine Roberts was told 'No one wants you', she believed it. Illegitimate and unwanted, Celine was forced by her foster mother into prostitution. Her bones were broken, her nose was crushed and she ate candle wax to stay alive. Celine was finally rescued and sent to an industrial school, where she picked up the pieces of her shattered life. She also began the search f... View more info

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The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family [used book]

By: Dave Pelzer

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Orion Books: 2001

Seller ID: 001021

ISBN: 0752837613

Condition: Good


As a child, Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his mother. The world knew nothing of his living nightmare and he had nothing and no one to turn to. But his dreams kept him alive, dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son. Finally, his horrific plight could no longer be hidden from the outside world and Dave's life radically changed. THE LOST BOY is the harrowing, but ultimately uplifting, true story of a boy's journey through ... View more info