The Little Prisoner: How a childhood was stolen and a trust betrayed [NOOK Book]

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An inspirational true story of a 4 year old girl who fell into the power of a man whose evil knew no bounds. She encountered terrifying mental and physical torture from her psychopathic stepfather for a period of 17 years until she managed to break free, her spirit still unbrokenJane Elliott fell into the hands of her sadistic and brutal stepfather when she was 4 years old. Her story is both inspiring and horrifying. Kept a virtual prisoner in a fortress-like house and treated to daily and ritual abuse, Jane ...
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The Little Prisoner: How a childhood was stolen and a trust betrayed

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Overview

An inspirational true story of a 4 year old girl who fell into the power of a man whose evil knew no bounds. She encountered terrifying mental and physical torture from her psychopathic stepfather for a period of 17 years until she managed to break free, her spirit still unbrokenJane Elliott fell into the hands of her sadistic and brutal stepfather when she was 4 years old. Her story is both inspiring and horrifying. Kept a virtual prisoner in a fortress-like house and treated to daily and ritual abuse, Jane nonetheless managed to lose herself in a fantasy world which would keep her spirit alive.Equally as horrifying as the physical abuse Jane suffered, were the mental games her tormentor played – getting his kicks from seeing Jane humiliated, confused, crushed and defeated at every turn.Her family and neighbourhood were all terrified of Jane’s stepfather so no-one held out a rescuing hand. So Jane had to help herself. When she was 21 she ran away with her baby daughter and boyfriend to start a new life in hiding. Several years on she found the courage to go to the police. A court case followed where Jane bravely stood up against the unrepentant aggressor she so feared. He was jailed for 17 years. Jane’s family took his side.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007359011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 100,683
  • File size: 303 KB

Meet the Author

Jane Elliott is a pseudonym. She first decided to tell her story to the police after taking inspiration from Dave Pelzer’s powerful memoir, A Child Called It. She become convinced she should not remain a silent victim but act against the evil stepfather who had kept her a virtual prisoner for so many years.


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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    why?

    how can someone do this to a child... people who know that something bad is happening to a child and do nothing about it are just as guilty as the abuser... people that don't beleive these children when they finally get the courage to tell are just as bad as these monsters......

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2011

    Sad

    Her life was a nightmare...so sad..but it was a great book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2011

    Great Book

    I was really astonished with how it ended. Men usually protect women not other men. Goes to show you how far people are susceptible to being brainwashed.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    I don't get it. WHY WOULD DO THAT TO YOU OWN CHILD???????????????

    I just dont get why someone would do this s*** to a child????? it makes me sick that people do this to a person, espesially their own children!!!!!!!!! I like the fact that she has survived through all of that and wrote a book about it and a note to her phycso dad. WHY THE **** WOULD THAT TO YOUR OWN CHILD??????????????????????????????????????????

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Wow...

    Unbelievable... I am so proud of this author for telling her story! She has made other victims stronger just for having her own courage. A must read!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Worth reading

    Great book, I definitely recommend this to child abuse survivors. Its too bad the author had to disguise her name.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    So sad

    This is a very heart wrenching story. I believe there are so many similar accounts and it's terrible to think and know it is true.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Deserves recognition

    The horrendous abuse endured by this beautiful individual and recounted in stark detail in this compelling book will take your breath away. A must read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Sad and difficult to comprehend this could happen

    This poor child!!! What a horrific life all at the hands of a monster. I was sitting in suspense the entire time waiting for a light and a savior to help save this poor poor woman. A true hero and amazingly strong woman to have come above it all and speakout against her abusers and to share her experience with the world.

    Here's to her living a productive and truly happy life with her amazing new family in the future.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

    Amazing story

    This is a very touching book! Love her strengh

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2011

    This book was sooooooooo sad!!!!!!!! It makes u thibk of how maany things go on withoutus even second guessing it!!! I,janey is so right the world needs to know the truth. The only bad thing i could say was that it desxribed her life just straight out with not much detail towards the end like when sophie wasborn it just said she was born but other than that i would hifhly rexommend it if u want to hear a sad story of a poor little girl

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Deserves more stars than 5

    I cant believe nobody came to her resue not even her mother. We have to look out for the children and protect them

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Anounmous

    Thrilling

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Great book

    Loved the book. Its sad to know theres people in the world like this but glad she survived and was able to tell her story

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Wow!!!

    I started out liking this but then I began to wonder in what world does law enforcement allow someone as monstrous as Richard to be able to get away with as much as he did? I don't want to take away from the victims but really? All these people were that intimidated by this family? Are they Mafia? Also, the books' ending was REALLY disappointing....what happened to those people???

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Not well written

    Not well written. Hard to follow.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Great

    Great book u wont put it down very sad

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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