This image is the cover for the book Finding My Freedom

Finding My Freedom

‘I’m no celebrity, although I have a famous name. I’ve had a scandalous childhood but carried on with my head held high regardless.’ This autobiography, at once horrifying and inspirational, is a testament to an indomitable spirit. It tells the story of a young girl who endured neglect, severe poverty and terrible childhood abuse, all at the hands of those who were supposed to protect and love her. At the same time, the reader will be both moved and cheered by the insatiable curiosity and irrepressible vitality of the girl at the heart of this story, who uses her wild imagination and mischievous sense of humour to find release from her terrible surroundings. In the midst of the darkest cruelty, we also witness kindness and strength shown by a handful of others, both within and outside her family. Above all, we see the raucous, loving relationship with her two younger brothers as they traverse the streets of 1960s Manchester, cheeking shopkeepers, dodging policemen and even escaping the clutches of the Moors Murderers.

Bridget Jones MBE

You might wonder why you’d be interested in my life; I’m no celebrity, although I have a famous name. I’ve had a scandalous childhood but carry on with my head held high regardless. In later life I put my heart into ethnic minority charity work and as a result found myself in Buckingham Palace shaking Queen Elizabeth’s hand and accepting an MBE, one of the proudest moments of my life. I saw this book as my personal healing. I’m sharing my childhood with you in the hope that it will inspire abuse victims to never give up striving for personal happiness; what doesn’t kill you will eventually make you stronger.

Austin Macauley Publishers