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A Stolen Life : A Memoir [used book]

By: Jaycee Dugard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Simon and Schuster: 2012

Seller ID: 085720713X

ISBN: 085720713X

Condition: Good


A raw and powerful memoir of Jaycee Lee Dugard's own story of being kidnapped as an 11-year-old and held captive for over 18 years On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, livi... View more info

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When the Bough Breaks : The True Story of Child Killer Kathleen Folbigg [used book]

By: Matthew Benns

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2003

Seller ID: 1863254234

ISBN: 1863254234

Condition: Good


Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura Folbigg died one by one over a 10-year period in similar circumstances - suddenly, unexpectedly and while sleeping. Each was discovered by Kathleen, their mother, who raised the alarm to her husband, Craig that they were not breathing. When the Folbiggs' marriage fell apart six weeks after the death of their fourth child, Laura, Craig was devastated. It only got worse when he discovered Kathleen's diary in her bedside drawer. Horrified at his wife's ramblings about losing control with the children, her 'terrible thoughts' and her fears she was her 'father's daug... View more info

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The Satin Man : Disappearance of the Beaumont Children Revealed

By: Alan Whiticker and Stuart Mullins

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2013

Seller ID: 9781742573083

ISBN: 1742573088

Condition: New


On Australia Day 1966, the Beaumont children Jane, Arnna and Grant disappeared from an Adelaide beach. Despite a large-scale police investigation and extensive media coverage, the case remains unsolved, bogged down by false leads and dead ends, and the Beaumont children were never seen again. In 2006, author Alan Whiticker, assisted by researcher Stuart Mullins, wrote the definitive account of the siblings disappearance in Searching for the Beaumont Children. Since the publication of that book, fresh leads have been sceptically received, until one family in particular presented a remarkable p... View more info

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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: 0340961767

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 covered in her pleas for help all written in the blood from the cuts she'd inflicted on herself. He was taken into care and put wit... View more info

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Abandoned : The True Story of a Little Girl Who Didn't Belong [used book]

By: Anya Peters

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Element: 2013

Seller ID: 0007245742

ISBN: 0007245742

Condition: Good


Separated from her real mother at birth, Anya grew up in terror of her drunken bullying uncle. Beaten, humiliated and sexually abused by him from the age of six, she thought her life couldn't get worse. But one day it did. "I was used to Daddy screaming 'whore's child' at me, over and over again. But I couldn't get used to what he made me do." Anya was too terrified to tell anybody about what her uncle did to her. But then he got careless and started abusing her in front of the other children. When her brothers started calling her a 'whore', Anya cracked and all her terrible secrets ... 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 16 she admits herself to a psychiatric hospital. At 18 she escapes Cambodia as it falls to the Khmer Rouge. At 19 she is a pro... View more info

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Nobody's Son : All Alex Ever Wanted Was a Family of His Own [used book]

By: Cathy Glass

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Element: 2017

Seller ID: 0008187568

ISBN: 0008187568

Condition: Good


Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows. When Cathy is asked to foster little Alex, aged 7, her immediate reaction is: Why can't he stay with his present carers for the last month? He's already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he'll only be with her a short while before he goes to live with his permanent adoptive family. But the present carers are expecting a baby and the foster mother isn't coping, so Alex goes to live with Cathy. 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 for her parents. But what she found gave her battered survival instincts the hardest knock of all...Full of the most heartbrea... View more info

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Tell Me Why, Mummy [used book]

By: David Thomas

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Element: 2007

Seller ID: 0007255446

ISBN: 0007255446

Condition: Good


The inspirational true story of one man overcoming enormous odds - including sexual abuse from his alcoholic mother - to choose his own path in life and become a truly exceptional human being From the age of four David Thomas was sexually abused by his alcoholic mother and subsequently physically abused by his aged stepfather. By the age of 16 he had committed multiple burglaries, assaulted a police officer with an iron bar, attempted suicide, received a criminal conviction from a juvenile court, and been expelled from school. He left home as soon as he could and joined the fire serv... View more info

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Forty-Four : A Tale of Survival [used book]

By: Graham Rundle

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Five Mile Press: 2014

Seller ID: 1760061778

ISBN: 1760061778

Condition: Good


At age seven, Graham Rundle was taken by his father for a 'holiday' to Eden Park, a Salvation Army boys' home outside Adelaide. As soon as his father left, Graham was given old clothes to wear and told from now on he was known as '44'. The book vividly portrays what happened to Graham over the following eight years, from 1959 until 1968, living in fear of sexual abuse by the people who were supposed to care for him.This extraordinary book contrasts the dark moments of unbelievable depravity with some of the sweetest and most innocent acts of kindness. As well as portraying life in the home, Gr... View more info

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Little Girls Lost : The stories of Four of Austrlalia's Most Horrific Child Murders [used book]

By: Helen Reade

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Five Mile Press: 2010

Seller ID: 1742482236

ISBN: 1742482236

Condition: Good


Little Girls Lost is the stories of the horrendous murders of four girls & their parents' battles to bring about changes in the law to ease the unbearable burden of homicide for the families and loved ones of the victims who will tragically, but inevitably, follow in their footsteps. View more info

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A Stolen Life : A Memoir [used book]

By: Jaycee Lee Dugard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Simon and Schuster: 2011

Seller ID: 0857207121

ISBN: 0857207121

Condition: Good


On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, bot... View more info

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My Father's Keeper : The True Story of a Lost Childhood [used book]

By: Julie Gregory

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Element: 2008

Seller ID: 0007268793

ISBN: 0007268793

Condition: Good


A powerful and compelling memoir of growing up with a schizophrenic father, who hid his mental illness behind a charismatic larger-than-life, gluttonous personality and found logical explanations for the most bizarre ways of thinking. From the international No.1 bestselling author of Sickened. As a child Julie was close to her father. More friend than parent, he would belt her into their tiny car and they'd punch through yellow lights, scarf down candy bars before supper and had their own way of making fun of Julie's mother in a secret language of eye-rolling. She adored her father for hi... View more info

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Perfect Murder Perfect Town : The Uncensored Story of the JonBenet Murder and the Grand Jury's Search for the Final Truth [used book]

By: Lawrence Schiller

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 1999

Seller ID: 006095342X

ISBN: 006095342X

Condition: Good


From Lawrence Schiller, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller American Tragedy, comes the definitive account of the most puzzling homicide in recent history. Nothing reported about this case can possibly prepare the reader for the revelations in this book; the untold story of the investigation into the death of JonBenet Ramsey. The setting is Boulder, Colorado, a town of 90,000 people that sits at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. There lies the story of what really happened to ?ttle Miss Colorado, told not only in frightful detail, but in the words of witnesses, investigators, prosecu... View more info

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Dirty Deeds - Justice Prevails : True Crime Stories That Gripped Australia [used book]

By: Paul Anderson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Hardie Grant: 2012

Seller ID: 1742700322

ISBN: 1742700322

Condition: Good


An inside account of some of Australia's most gruesome and recent crime cases. Go inside a maximum security jail unit to learn why feared prisoner Matthew Charles Johnson murdered drug boss Carl Williams in the most brutal way possible. Question how a two-time killer was allowed the freedom to murder his third innocent victim, dismembering her in a bathtub and throwing the body out to sea. Read these and many more true stories but beware, Dirty Deeds: Justice Prevails is not for the faint hearted. View more info

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Street Boys : 7 Kids. 1 Estate. No Way Out. The true story of a lost childhood [used book]

By: Tim Pritchard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Element: 2008

Seller ID: 0007275412

ISBN: 0007275412

Condition: Good


7 kids. 1 estate. Welcome to Angell Town. The shocking, powerful true story of the lives of 7 young kids, marred by guns, gangs and violence on one of Britain's toughest estates. `Everyone was out there and there were gunshots. Bang, bang, bang. It was hectic. Someone had been shot. I didn't know the guy. We were all young. There was blood everywhere man. He'd been shot in the face.' This is the story of Elijah (JaJa), Simon (Phat Si), `Bloods', Nathan (Inch), Michael (Birdie), Byron (Ribz), and Darren (Tempman).These 7 young boys each have one thing in common - they grew up on ... View more info