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How Could He Do It?

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'In many ways we were an ordinary family: mum, dad, two kids, three dogs, one rabbit, two guinea pigs. I stayed at home, studying with the Open University, and dad worked, and the kids went to private schools. We lived in a rather nice semi in a rather nice area of Edinburgh, with a rather nice Volvo in the drive, and took rather nice holidays, wearing rather nice clothes. ...more
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Published September 4th 2008 by Preface Digital (first published July 8th 2008)
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Joanne
What an amazing, brave mother! And Tamsin and Sam are amazing too. I can't believe how much the government let them down!

Tamsin had been sexually abused by her father for 5 years, possibly more. She told her mother, who promptly reported it to the necessary people. The father, Daniel, got off very very lightly, went to jail for only a short period of time and because he couldn't get an income in jail, he was allowed to pay less child support etc. He was put on low risk sex offenders, and what I
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Michelle
I don't like giving my opinion on true stories as your talking about someone's real life but I will say the line about living in poverty was very funny. holidays once a year! That's not poverty. book was full of spelling mistakes and grammar errors.
Andrea
Like many ‘human interest’ stories these days, this novel was an autobiographical account, from the matriarch’s perspective, of a family’s darkest days when a mother of two young girls discovers that the man she loves, the father of her children has been abusing their eldest daughter.

Written in a very dignified way, with no ‘gory details’, this book sensitively deals with the way the remainder of this little family stuck together through bad and worse to try and the love between the mother and
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Toni
This is probably the only book of true life abouse that does not actually mention in detail the actual abuse, this was a good read but was more about the mother of the girl that was abused than the girl herself.
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