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    Description'It all happened so quickly. One minute I was squatting on the bare earth, preoccupied with popping pea pods. The next, I saw the flash of a black hand and white cloth, and before I even had a chance to cry out it had sailed towards my face, and completely covered it ...' In 1954, in a remote South American village, a four-year-old girl was abducted and then abandoned deep in the Colombian rainforest. So begins the incredible true story of Marina Chapman, who went on to spend several years alone in the jungle, her only family a troop of capuchin monkeys. Using instinct to guide her, she copied everything they did and soon learned to fend for herself. At around ten years old, a completely feral Marina was returned to civilisation by hunters, who sold her to a brothel. After being enslaved and beaten daily, she escaped - to live the perilous existence of a Colombian city street kid. Marina's life as a wild child wasn't over. In some ways, it had only just begun. This is her astonishing story.

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    The Girl with No Name
    The Incredible True Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marina Chapman, By (author) Lynne Barrett-Lee, By (author) Vanessa James
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    ISBN 13: 9781780575797
    ISBN 10: 1780575793

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: JMC, JKSB1, BTP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLSC
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLSC
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 986.10635092
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: DNBA, DNXP
    Illustrations note
    1 x 8pp colour & b/w
    Mainstream Publishing
    Imprint name
    Mainstream Publishing
    Publication date
    11 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Marina Chapman was born in Colombia, South America, around 1950. Her real date and exact location of birth are unknown. She has now made her home in Bradford, where she has lived since she was 27. Her greatest joy in life is being a grandmother to three, a mother to two daughters, and a wife of thirty-five years.
    Review quote
    "Marina Chapman's astonishing story ... has intrigued the nation" Daily Mail "An inspiring life story ... The dramatic narrative reads like a real-life version of Tarzan" Sunday Telegraph "The amazing story of a Bradford housewife that has more to do with Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan than David Hockney's home city in West Yorkshire" Sunday Times "A nicely written, gripping read with some wonderful moments ... a story of love and hope." -- Jim Greenhalf Bradford Telegraph & Argus