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An abusive East-End childhood

Advantages: Well-written, personable, shocking, tragic, disturbing
Disadvantages: None, unless you can't stomach the content

...First published by Hodder Paperbacks in 2005, Behind Closed Doors is an autobiographical part of the life of Martine McCutcheon’s mother, Jenny Thornton. Jenny was born in the east end of London in 1956, spending her childhood and teenage years living in ...

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Childhood Lost

Advantages: Amazing story of survival
Disadvantages: Quite upsetting in places

I usually avoid non-fiction about violence and suffering as I find it too painful. However, somebody suggested that I should try these books anyway as, despite the suffering they show how an amazing strength of character and survival can come from this so ...

Ankes-un-amun 05.03.2006 · Read full review
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Daddy don't do that!

Advantages: Good read
Disadvantages: Shocking

**PROLOGUE** It was while watching ITV's loose women recently that they had a guest called Jenny Tomlin on. We were told that she was the mother of Martina McCutcheon (the ex-EastEnders/film/singing star), and she started talking about her new book - B ...

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Daddy, why are you doing that?

Advantages: Very compelling and original
Disadvantages: The whole thing is pretty morbid and definitely not a feel-good read

I currently work at the local library and so when any new material comes in I often get first pick or else something will catch my eye whilst shelving the stock. That is how I came about reading Jenny Tomlin's "Behind Closed Doors". After reading it I was ...

Danielle89 22.11.2005 · Read full review
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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS - A CHILD'S NIGHTMARE

Advantages: a compelling read, but awful to read
Disadvantages: none

...I purchased this book from The Book People. I realised that it was written by Martine McCutcheon's mother so I wanted to find out more. Behind Closed Doors is the story of child abuse. Abuse suffered by three girls at the hand of their father. Their ...

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