When Daddy Comes Home

When Daddy Comes Home

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by Toni Maguire
     
 

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She finally thought she was safe…Toni Maguire, author of Number One Bestseller ‘Don't Tell Mummy’, takes up the story of her tragic childhood where she left off, revealing the awful truth about what happened when her father, sent to jail for abusing her, was released, and came home…Toni Maguire's father abused her from the age of six, and was

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She finally thought she was safe…Toni Maguire, author of Number One Bestseller ‘Don't Tell Mummy’, takes up the story of her tragic childhood where she left off, revealing the awful truth about what happened when her father, sent to jail for abusing her, was released, and came home…Toni Maguire's father abused her from the age of six, and was only found out when she fell pregnant, losing the child from a botched abortion. Jailed for his crimes with the help of her testimony, Antoinette believed she was finally safe, but it was not to last…Being despatched to collect her father from the station by herself marked a new low for young Antoinette. Realising that she was no longer safe at home, she was forced to leave. Her mother did nothing to protect her or prevent her going.Traumatised and alone, Antoinette was unable to cope, and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital, sinking deeper into despair every day. Finally transferred to the dead-end ward with no hope of recovery, Antoinette slowly began to improve, by the sheer force of her indomitable will.

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From the Publisher
Praise for Don’t Tell Mummy:‘Hard to put down …. I truly felt I was living her life alongside her, being taken back in time. I could almost smell the honeysuckle and soda bread but also feel the dread and fear.’ Jane Elliott, author of the No.1 bestseller ‘The Little Prisoner’'This memoir is testament to [Toni Maguire's] amazing courage'. Closer magazine.‘Amazing'. The Mirror.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007244003
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
12/03/2007
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Having spent twenty years in London, Toni Maguire now lives in Norfolk.

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When Daddy Comes Home 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What Toni went survived was beyond horrible. My heart ached for her and raged in defense of her. The most horrifying fact of all is that this still goes on today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me cry nice book
224perweek More than 1 year ago
What a thoroughly depressing story. Could things get any worse for Toni? I feel so bad that she had such a tough time moving past her parents. And her father........what an a**hole. I'll hate him for her.
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