Charmaine Richardson’s highly personal and revealing account describes how she was abused as a child within her comfortable, middle-class London home. It describes the ‘time bomb’ for her and her family, something that led to depression, counselling and a chance meeting with sex-offender expert Ray Wyre, who she married in 1999.
A large part of the book is given over to her life with Ray, his work at the Gracewell Clinic and an analysis of his book with Tim Tate, The Murder of Childhood (2nd Edn., Waterside Press, 2018) and the failure of politicians to heed his warnings about how we need to understand and deal with perpetrators.
The book also contains the author’s own views on bringing-up children to feel safe, comfortable and resistant to the devious ways in which paedophiles operate, including through the language we use with ‘little people’.
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About the Author
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.