Pick Up the Pieces: My Life With Ray Wyre

Pick Up the Pieces: My Life With Ray Wyre


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ISBN-13: 9781909976634
Publisher: Waterside Press
Publication date: 10/10/2018
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Charmaine Richardson grew up in Ealing, the second of four children, before moving to Watford where she attended St Michael's Roman Catholic Senior School, then a secretarial course at Casio College. Her first marriage, aged 22, produced two children. In 1986, after a bout of depression she sought counselling for sexual abuse experienced during childhood. She went on to set up a self-help group, subsequently joining Luton Rape Crisis Centre. She obtained a degree in English Literature at Northampton University as a mature student and has since pursued a variety of careers: counselling, home tutoring and funeral celebrant. She met and married the noted sex-offender expert Ray Wyre in the late-1990s and her life with him forms a central part of this book. She also contributed to the 2nd edition of Ray's book with journalist Tim Tate, The Murder of Childhood (2018). Nowadays she runs a group for women abused in childhood at a local medical centre when not 'visiting tea-rooms with friends and spoiling her grandchildren'.

Tim Tate is an award-winning documentary film-maker, investigative journalist and best-selling author. Over a 32-year career in television he made almost 90 documentary films for all British terrestrial networks, as well as Sky, Al Jazeera and Discovery, A&E and Court TV in the United States. His films have won awards from Amnesty international, the Royal Television Society, UNESCO, the New York Festivals, the US National Association of Cable Broadcasting and the Association for International Broadcasting. He has written for all national newspapers and is the author of 14 other non-fiction books, including the best-selling Slave Girl, which told the story of a young British woman sex-trafficked into Amsterdam's Red Light District. His most recent books are an investigation into the assassination of Robert F Kennedy, an enquiry into more than twenty unsolved murders allegedly carried out by the Yorkshire Ripper, and the harrowing story of Ingrid von Oelhafen, a Slovakian child kidnapped by the Nazis for the Lebensborn experiment to create a new 'Master Race'. For much of his career he specialised in investigating child sexual abuse and paedophilia, often working with Ray Wyre on books and documentaries. His investigations into organized child pornography dealing led to the arrest of more than 12 active paedophiles. In 1994 he produced and directed Channel 4's acclaimed Dispatches film investigating Robert Black's life and the police failure to catch him.

Table of Contents

About the author; Acknowledgements; Encomium by Tim Tate; Dedication; Introduction; 1. The Meeting; 2. Once Upon a Time Bomb; 3. The Fall of Utopia; 4. Silly Me!; 5. ‘Hello Sailor’; 6. Moving On; 7. Ray and Me; 8. Language and Feeling Uncomfortable; 9. Unpacking The Murder of Childhood; 10. Farewell to Gracewell: Goodbye Common Sense; 11. Jane and Maureen; 12. Mind Your Language!; Epilogue; Index.

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