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Abandoned By Anya Peters

Abandoned by Anya Peters

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'Abandoned' is the true story of a childhood full of secrets, abuse and a little girl who didn't belong. This inspirational story is about how one woman finally overcame her traumatic childhood and adult homelessness to find a place she could call home.

Abandoned Summary

Abandoned: The True Story of a Little Girl Who Didn't Belong by Anya Peters

'Abandoned' is the true story of a childhood full of secrets, abuse and a little girl who didn't belong. This inspirational story is about how one woman finally overcame her traumatic childhood and adult homelessness to find a place she could call home. 'Abandoned' tells the heartbreaking story of a little girl's abusive childhood and her subsequent homelessness as an adult. Born illegitimately to Irish lovers, Anya was given away by her real mother and brought up in England by her loving aunt. However, her childhood with her new family was far from happy -- verbally and sexually abused for years, Anya finally cracked. She was only 11 years old. Then, a few weeks after her violent uncle was taken away by the police for questioning, Anya lost her whole family overnight. They didn't die, although they might as well have done; they just went away, abandoning her. There was no one else to care, so Anya pretended that she didn't either. She learnt to shut down, and not to let anybody in. She thought that she had worked through it all, overcome it. But then, several years later, through a series of unrelated problems, her life imploded again. Several things ended together: a job, a relationship, money, luck -- and she ended up homeless and living in her car in a laneway at the edge of the woods.

Abandoned Reviews

'An uplifting story of survival.' Elle magazine 'A powerful and utterly compelling story of a child's staggering courage.' Judy Westwater, author of Street Kid 'Hugely inspiring ! Anya's story gave me goose bumps.' Jane Elliott, author of The Little Prisoner 'Truly Inspirational'. The Sun About Anya's blog: 'It is often powerfully written, giving a human face to anonymous suffering.' BBC 'She is intelligent, observant, engaging company.' BBC

About Anya Peters

During a 9-month spell of homelessness, Anya started to describe her experiences by accessing the internet in her local library and writing an online journal. Her blog soon built up a regular readership and helped raise awareness of the issue of the 'hidden homeless'. Anya now lives in rented accommodation.

Additional information

GOR000921995
9780007245727
0007245726
Abandoned: The True Story of a Little Girl Who Didn't Belong by Anya Peters
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2007-05-01
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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