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Description - Just A Boy by Richard McCann

This is the story of a boy called Richard. One October night in 1975 Richard, aged five, was -alone in the house with his three sisters. It was3am and their mother hadn't come home yet. He and his oldest sister pulled on their coats over their pyjamas and set off through the foggy streets hand in hand to find her. But at dawn they returned home alone. Within a few hours the police arrived and took the children away. They gave them mugs of hot chocolate and then said, 'you won't be seeing your mother again.' She was the first victim of the serial killer who to become known as the 'Yorkshire Ripper' and from that moment on Richard and his sisters' childhoods were destroyed. Passed from one violent home to another, subject to physical and mental abuse, the children were forgotten by all except the press. As the killer claimed one victim after the other, and the salacious magazines and headlines multiplied, Richard and his sisters were never able to grieve or recover from the agonising tragedy of their mother's murder. Whilst Richard tried to handle the terror and shame of his violent and deprived upbringing, his sister struggled to deal with memories of the serious sexual abuse she h

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091901769
ISBN-10: 0091901766
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard McCann

Richard McCann was born in Leeds in 1970. He now works as a buyer in the fashion industry. This is his first book. Andrew Crofts is a respected ghost-writer and collaborator. His most recent title, The Kid, written with Kevin Lewis, has been in the Sunday Times Bestseller list for over 10 weeks.

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