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A Tragic Childhood

Advantages: A thought provoking book which is both sad but inspiring
Disadvantages: You wont want to put it down once you start so make sure you have a few hours free

Many of us followed the story of The Yorkshire Ripper - Peter Sutcliffe, but how many of us can say with hand on our hearts that we ever really gave a second thought to the families of those poor murdered women. I think we were all caught up in the hype o ...

COOOEEE 17.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Just a Boy - Richard McCann

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A Stolen Childhood.

Advantages: Insightful, thought-provoking and attitude changing!
Disadvantages: None

Murder is a devastating crime. Serial murder is an extraordinarily devastating crime, extending beyond the immediate victim and their family into the whole community and beyond. On October 30th 1975 at around 1:30am, twenty-eight year old prostitu ...

Scotsmanmatt 08.04.2005 · Read full review
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The story of the forgotten victims of the Yorkshire Ripper

Advantages: Extremely well written
Disadvantages: Some people may find it disturbing

In October 1975 5yr old Richard McCann was woken by his 7yr old sister Sonia who had discovered their mother had not come home from the night before. In their pyjamas with coats thrown over them they went out and searched for an hour before going home an ...

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like ripples in a lake thrown by a stone

Advantages: a moving heartbreaking story
Disadvantages: the sexual and violent content not suitable for younger children

...Heartache. Loss. Sadness. A painful event in someone's life can cause great ripples in a lifelong pond. Just a few words and phrases to describe this moving book. This is an autobiography of a boy whose life was destroyed by the Yorkshire ripper in 1975. ...

angiebabyqueen 13.10.2005 · Read full review
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richard mccann just a boy

Advantages: a true insight through the eyes of a child, extremely thought provoking
Disadvantages: once you start to read this book you cant stop so you do need a few hours and a box of tissues

A truly thought provoking book . This is the story of Richard mcCann the son of Wilma McCann the yorkshire rippers first victim. The story takes us from the very evening when his mother was murdered , Richard was at this time only 5 years old . We see thr ...

bevsbevs 16.05.2005 · Read full review
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