• by Constance Briscoe
  • Narrated by Constance Briscoe
  • 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Constance's mother systematically abused her daughter, both physically and emotionally, throughout her childhood. Regularly beaten and starved, the girl was so desperate she took herself off to Social Services and tried to get taken into care. When that failed, she swallowed bleach "because it kills all known germs and my mother always told me I was a germ". When Constance was 13, her mother simply moved out, leaving her daughter to fend for herself. There was no gas, no electricity, and no food. But somehow Constance found the courage to survive her terrible start in life. This is her heartrending, and ultimately triumphant, story.


What the Critics Say

"Utterly extraordinary...harrowing, often deeply disturbing, but ultimately inspiring." (Daily Mail)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2007
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited