Unloved: The True Story Of A Stolen Childhood

Unloved: The True Story Of A Stolen Childhood by Peter Roche
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ISBN
9780141033556
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
320
 

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This story begins and ends with a photograph taken when I was two years old. Finding it was like discovering that I really did exist after all .I t was as if someone was saying 'No, it wasn't all in your imagination, that childhood really did happen, and it happened to you.'
Brought up in South London by violent and abusive parents, the Roche children knew only cruelty, neglect, starvation and squalor. As one of ten and regularly beaten, Peter searched dustbins for food and slept rough when he couldn't face going home. It was survival at all costs, every child for itself.

Expelled from school at the age of 14, Peter's life of petty crime landed him in borstal - and exposed him to yet more sickening abuse.

Then, years later, a chance meeting with a social worker led to his discovery of a photograph - a portrait, taken by Lord Snowdon, of a toddler dressed in rags. It was an image that had shocked the world. The boy in the picture was Peter.

This is his story.
ISBN:
9780141033556
Publication Date:
01 / 11 / 2007
Pages:
320

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