'A kind, tough, brave, important little story ... it will be a godsend to so many people, grown, growing and very young' - Joanna Lumley OBE
I want to talk about the things that are happening to you... to us.
As a little girl, Libby Moore was sexually abused by someone she should have been able to trust. Sadly, her experience is not uncommon. Many vulnerable children find themselves trapped in similarly devastating situations.
Abuse leaves indelible marks; Libby lives with severe low self-esteem that has affected her relationships, career and choices into adulthood. She wishes that she could have supported and comforted her younger self, and explained that even when darkness seems all around light still exists. After... is Libby's way of reaching out and reconnecting with her younger self - and to all other survivors of child abuse.
Essential and heart-breaking, with powerful and expressive illustrations by acclaimed cartoonist Tony Husband, this is a compelling and universal personal story. It will comfort and inspire anyone who has suffered childhood violence and abuse, and act as a trusted, therapeutic resource. Full of sensitivity and understanding, it takes a clear-sighted look at how trauma can affect and shape us and explains how through self-compassion we can learn to embrace life and begin to live again.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Book Group|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.37(d)|
About the Author
Libby Moore is a pseudonym for an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse. After... is her true story of learning to embrace the child lost inside her.
Tony Husband (Illustrator)
Tony Husband is a British cartoonist whose cartoons contain much black humour. His cartoons have appeared in many newspapers, magazines, books and websites, in several TV and theatrical productions, and are often found on humorous greeting cards, and he has a regular cartoon strip in Private Eye entitled Yobs, which has run from the late 1980s. He co-wrote the Round the Bend children's television series, which ran from 1989 to 1991. He was also involved with Hangar 17, which ran from 1992 to 1994. He and the poet Ian McMillan tour the UK regularly with their show A Cartoon History of Here, an evening of live, improvised poetry and cartoons. He has won The Cartoon Museum's Pont Award.