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Thrust into care at six months of age because of an alcoholic father and mentally ill mother, Teresa Cooper's life began in a less than perfect way. Teresa spent an unsettled childhood in a variety of children's homes before being sent at thirteen to Kendall House in Gravesend, Kent, which would become her prison and worst nightmare. Teresa found herself a victim of a terrible regime; being injected with dangerously high doses of drugs and sexually abused. This cruel and vicious treatment, accompanied by punishments such as 163 days spent in solitary confinement, meant that it was not long before Teresa began to harm herself and even attempt to take her life. After three years of hell, Teresa thought her nightmare was over but another was about to begin. Teresa Cooper is a survivor. Fighting against a corrupt social care system, she has taken her case of abuse and drugging to parliament, and is fighting to prevent many more children from suffering at the hands of unethical doctors and abusive foster parents.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 140 x 220 x 32mm | 521.63g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 B/W Photo\Illu(s),20 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752886118
  • 9780752886114
  • 1,376,091

About Teresa Cooper

Teresa Cooper is a survivor. Fighting against a corrupt social care system, she has taken her case of abuse and drugging to parliament, and is fighting to prevent many more children from suffering at the hands of unethical doctors and abusive foster parents.show more

Review quote

This harrowing story of a child's survival of a brutal care system: PRESS Interview in GRAZIA Interview in the KENT MESSENGER Interview in the ESSEX CHRONICLE News story in GUARDIAN and DAILY MAILshow more

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