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This true story is packed with brutal honesty and 'Brummie-funny' humour at the blackest of times. In the first chapter, the author courageously writes about a 'predictable' double rape at the age of thirteen… and then continues her extraordinary account as a delinquent teenager in the 70s.

In a rare and refreshing style, she shares the blunt truth about a violent
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 20th 2017 by Independent
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Mischenko
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alice in Worcestershire is a memoir about a young girl from the UK who's a troubled teen or "beyond parental control" as her mother and the authorities categorize her. It's the 1970s, and around the age of twelve she's taken from home and sent to a home for troubled teens--not against her will either. Even with six other siblings, she couldn't wait to get away from her mother because of the extreme hate they have for one another. After being sent away she spends time on the streets among ...more
Lorraine Dewar
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have already written a review on this excellent book. I find myself re.reading it. That in itself speaks volumes. Please, if you want to treat yourself get this book.
Barbara Collins
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a brilliant read, one of those books you can't put down. From start to finish it captivates you. Lots of humour and sadness to think it is a true story. Most enjoyable. Definitely worth reading.
Chantalle Aston
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg I couldn't put this book down until I had finished it!!.



Makes me grateful that my relationship with my mom God rest her soul was a good one.
And that my relationship with my girls is loving.
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DESPITE being officially out-of-parental-control at the age of thirteen, and experiencing all of the disturbing things you read about in her book, this 'Brummie' has turned out 'Alright, thanks mate!'

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