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Alice in Worcestershire: Big girls don't cry Alice in Worcestershire: Big girls don't cry by Eskay Teel
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“I'm still not sure if I was a victim or not... and if I was, who was my abuser?”
Eskay Teel, Alice in Worcestershire: Big girls don't cry
“I was scared and nearly choking when I bravely asked, ‘Are you a pros-ti-tute?’ I actually said it like that. I knew I was asking a question that might get me beaten up, and I had to force the three syllables to stumble off my tongue and bounce around innocently on the stainless-steel draining board while I waited for her reply.”
Eskay Teel, Alice in Worcestershire: Brummie girls do cry
“Big girls do cry.”
Eskay Teel, Alice in Worcestershire: Brummie girls do cry
“The last chapter in 'Alice in Worcestershire' is called 'Writing the book'.
I started to write that 'Diary' chapter at the very beginning of the process and followed it through to the end... speaking to the reader.

My decision to do this was because I've often read autobiographies and wondered how the author felt and how it impacted them writing about painful memories that had been locked away in a deep forgotten place.
I wanted to know what was going in their 'present' life while they were writing; about the struggle with sharing their inner secrets and... I'm... inquisitive. (nosy)!

It took me over five years to finish 'Alice in Worcestershire' because sometimes, I was simply too drained to continue. Periodically, I updated the 'Diary' chapter and, thankfully, it's enthusiastically appreciated by readers.”
Eskay Teel, Alice in Worcestershire: Brummie girls do cry
“I’m typing this as loudly as I can to deceive our lovely Indian maid that I can type amazingly quickly and that this is of vital importance, and that’s why I need her to come into the house three times a week and clean the floors, scrub the toilets, polish the stainless steel and buff the porcelain. Did I spell that right? I don’t know, but I’m not going to stop to check – she’s listening!”
Eskay Teel, Alice in Worcestershire: Brummie girls do cry
“The Sunday school trip: While us girls were alone, a nasty piece of work called Louise, aged about eleven, decided that it would be a ‘fun’ idea to hang someone over the cliff ... me!”
Eskay Teel, Alice in Worcestershire: Big girls don't cry