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Scream Quietly or the Neighbors Will Hear
by Erin Pizzey
History of the setting up of a women's refuge and the case histories of some of the women who passed through it.
Hardcover, 154 pages
Published December 1st 1978 by Enslow Publishers
(first published October 31st 1974)
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Terrifying in her blunt honesty and recital of women's stories, Pizzey wastes no time in taking to task society, the government, and social service agencies for their utter failure to help women trying to escape from abusive relationships. I think this is probably one of the first books, if not the first book, to deal with the subject on an intimate level, rather than a scholarly one. What really struck me is how much has changed, and yet how little has changed in the fight to end violence again...more