When Reece arrives at Cathy's door aged 7 years old, he has already passed through the hands of four different carers in four weeks. As the details of his short life emerge, it becomes clear that to help him, Cathy will face her biggest challenge yet. The latest title from the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged.
Heavenly Letters from Mum captures in its pages the messages that Anne Noëlette André received by automatic writing from her mum, Daisy Gerda André, for five years following her death in 2003. By presenting these messages, Heavenly Letters from Mum offers relief and peace to all who have lost loved ones to death, As the author writes in the Preface, “Do not be sad. Your loved ones on the other side—in the other dimensions—are near you. As long as they exist in your heart, they don’t depart.” After telling how her mum died and how she faced the loss, the author then presents a series of chapters that alternately report transcriptions of the spirit writings she shared with her mum and off er reflections on the influence and impact of these messages. Heavenly Letters from Mum also presents a selection of images that reproduce the original handwritten records of these conversations, along with several other pictures of the author and her mum. If you have found your life touched by the death of someone you have loved, then Heavenly Letters from Mum: A True Story will offer to you the encouragement to seek the abiding presence of your loved one, to listen for messages, and to enter into conversations that transcend the limitations of one’s daily routines.
Tell Me You're Sorry, Daddy is the moving true story of one man's horrific campaign of abuse against his own daughter, which continued for more than seven years of her childhood, and has had effects which continue to this day. 32 years after the abuse began, Caryn Walker finally saw her father in court in 2011, charged with 24 counts of abuse against her. As she awaited the verdict, she looked at the man who robbed her of so many years, who never showed any remorse, and realised that she was the one who was strong, she was the survivor. Caryn knew that it was time for her to tell her full story - and that of her dead sister, Jennifer. Against all the odds, she fought. And she won.
With more than 1 in 10 new parents experiencing post-natal depression and anxiety, and after suffering the traumatic birth of her son, and herself being diagnosed with post-natal anxiety and birth trauma, Anna Williamson uncovers the real thoughts, feelings and behaviours that many of us experience in those first few weeks and months after becoming a parent. From 'I'm struggling to love my baby' to 'I miss my old life' and 'Will I ever feel like "me†? again?' to 'I'm anxious about having sex' this book will help new parents cope with the often taboo topics that we ALL encounter. A therapist in your pocket, meaning you don't have to face one of life's most momentous experiences alone, or fear being judged of the weird and often worrying irrational thoughts that plague our frazzled minds. Mental health for new mums (and dads) is a thing - a big thing - and it's time we all stopped suffering in silence. It takes time to adjust to this new identity and role - whether it's making new friends, coping with changing relationships, breast and bottle feeding anxiety, going back to work worries, or the whole shift being a new parent poses mentally. Breaking Mum and Dad is a little pocket guide of empathy, sympathy and above all, hope.
An Inspirational True Story of Personal Triumph Over Childhood Tragedy
Author: David Thomas
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Abused children
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 was sexually abused by his alcoholic mother. He didn't understand, but he didn't have a choice. Then one day it got much worse: his stepfather turned on him, too. The beatings always started when his mother left the house. But if the violence was terrible the betrayal was even more shattering: David's mother knew but did nothing to stop it. As the nightmare of his life grew worse, David turned to petty crime. For the first time he felt powerful and in control. But deep down he knew it would destroy him. Then, one night, he saw a programme on TV that changed everything. It sparked the life-long passion that would free him from his past and make his future worth living for. A heartbreaking story of abuse, betrayal and ultimate redemption.
“Growing up in England and living in the small Fenland village of Leverington for eighteen years of my life created for me a myriad of memories – some sad, but most of them very happy.” Born in the Fenland capital and living in a house that her father built just outside the village of Leverington, in Cambridgeshire, Madeleine Pizzuti enjoyed an idyllic childhood within the safe and warm embrace of a loving family, good friends and a large and lovable extended family. “I can still smell the country air that surrounded us as we sat amongst the gooseberry bushes that day. The aroma of cucumber sandwiches, tea from a flask, bales of prickly straw, mingled with the smell of strawberries ripening in the distance, created for me, a childhood memory that would last forever.” Tell Me a Story... is a selection of stories drawn from her childhood memories – from her grandmother’s infamous jelly cubes to garden forks that go awry. From donkey rides to teenage crushes and a drummer boy that would make you smile. Set between the mid 1950s to 1970s, this memoir would appeal to adults and young adults alike; particularly those familiar with the Fenland district.
Meredith Lee is one of the most successful women in television. She has a daytime show that has an audience of millions. She seems to have it all. But behind the tirelessly successful facade lies the story of a woman who nearly lost everything. This is the story of a woman who could not keep love in her life. The love of neither her father nor her mother. Who lost the love of her life the first time around, then lost the love of her own child. She could not even find love in herself. This is a story about women, about their sugar and spice, about the deep natural instincts that drive women through whatever society is trying to pin on them at the time. It is also about love, where to look for it and how to hold on to it when it is found.
A novel for young readers about a girl coping with the changes that come with growing up. Brandie has just turned twelve and now everything seems to be different. Her body is changing in strange ways and her father suddenly expects her to behave like a young lady. Worst of all, Brandie and her mother just can’t agree about anything, and when her mum decides it’s time for her to learn all about the facts of life, she really freaks out! Then Brandie’s mother gives her some letters she wrote to her imaginary daughter when she was Brandie's age, and through the letters, mother and daughter finally begin to understand each other. Other books from Mary Tucker include A LIFE OF MY OWN and AUNT HILDA BOCK AND THE RED SNAPPER INN.