Love as Always, Mum xxx

Author: Mae West

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409144976

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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'A CHILLING new memoir by the daughter of mass murderer Fred West and his wife Rose describes the savage cruelty of her upbringing in 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester' DAILY MAIL 'Mae, I mean this ... I'm not a good person and I let all you children down ...' Rose West, HM PRISON DURHAM It has taken over 20 years for Mae West to find the perspective and strength to tell her remarkable story: one of an abusive, violent childhood, of her serial killer parents and how she has rebuilt her life in the shadow of their terrible crimes. Through her own memories, research and the letters her mother wrote to her from prison, Mae shares her emotionally powerful account of her life as a West. From a toddler locked in the deathly basement to a teen fighting off the sexual advances of her father, Mae's story is one of survival. It also answers the questions: how do you come to terms with knowing your childhood bedroom was a graveyard? How do you accept the fact your parents sexually tortured, murdered and dismembered young women? How do you become a mother yourself when you're haunted by the knowledge that your own mother was a monster? Why were you spared and how do you escape the nightmare? What other readers are saying about Love as Always, Mum xxx: 'A fascinating read. Mae West seems like such a warmhearted and caring person. It was heart-breaking to hear about what she went through.' 5* Goodreads 'This book is truly moving in many ways and as much as I want to say I enjoyed it, I didn't, because it was heart-wrenching, but that's why it's a 5-star read. So much emotion and truth. It's definitely hard not to be moved by this.' 5* Goodreads 'This is an extremely important story to read, giving Mae a voice to be verbal about breaking the cycle of abuse and surviving a terror she never thought she would be a part of. And because of that, it deserves five stars.' 5* Goodreads 'This has got to be the most heartbreaking and emotionally demanding book I have ever read ... a heart wrenching and powerful read.' 5* Goodreads 'As an avid reader of true crime books I had read a lot about Feed and Rose West. However with all of those books I had never considered their surviving children. This feels like such a raw, honest and real account of day to day life in 25 Cromwell Street. Good on you Mae for your strength to tell your story.' 5* Goodreads 'A hauntingly tragic book. I couldn't put it down from start to finish.' 5* Goodreads

Summary of Mae West's Love as Always, Mum xxx

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669393666

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 37

View: 1582


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was arrested with my parents, and placed in safe houses by the police. I was numb, as though it was all happening to someone else. I knew it wasn’t me, but I still felt as though it was. #2 I had always been loyal to my mother, even when she was arrested for the murders. I couldn’t imagine she was capable of such crimes. I was stunned when the police told me that the house had been bugged, because I had been interviewing my mother for them and now my job was over, I wasn’t needed any longer. #3 I had to quit my job after Dad’s arrest, so I had no money or support. I couldn’t understand how what had happened would affect my entire future life. #4 The hardest part for me to deal with has been the fact that my mother did play a part in the crimes she was accused of. She did not love and protect us as children, but she did care for us deeply.

Fred & Rose

Author: Howard Sounes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405512172

Category: True Crime

Page: 432

View: 3281


FRED & ROSE IS THE DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT OF THIS INFAMOUS TRUE CRIME CASE - NOW UPDATED WITH A POSTSCRIPT FROM THE AUTHOR. AS FEATURED ON TV, AND IN THE PODCAST SERIES, UNHEARD: THE FRED & ROSE WEST TAPES Fred and Rose West are virtually unique in British criminal history: a husband and wife who loved and killed together. During their long relationship, the Wests murdered a series of young women, burying the remains of nine victims under their home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, including those of their daughter. What was left of Fred West's eight-year-old stepdaughter was dug up from under the Wests' previous Gloucester home; his first wife and nanny were buried in open country. Most victims had been decapitated and dismembered, their remains showing signs of sexual torture. These twelve are just the ones police found when the Wests were arrested in 1994. There may be more whose bones have not been located . . . Howard Sounes broke the first major story about the Wests as a journalist, and covered the murder trial of Rosemary West, before writing Fred & Rose, the definitive account of this infamous case. Beginning with Fred's and Rose's bizarre childhoods, Sounes charts their lives and crimes in forensic detail, creating a fascinating and truly frightening account of a marriage soaked in blood.

The 12 Days of Christmas

Author: Poppy Alexander

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409196437

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2960


'A real festive treat' JULES WAKE 'Heart-melting and mouthwatering, this Christmas treat is as sweet and delicious as a marron glacé' VERONICA HENRY 'A festive romance that reminds us of the importance of living in the moment' HELEN ROLFE 'Deliciously romantic' WOMAN'S OWN 'Such a warm, delightful Christmas tale' CATHERINE MILLER 'All the joy of Christmas in one delicious, utterly mouth-watering package' JULIE CAPLIN 'Romantic and uplifting' WOMAN & HOME 'Charming, full of festive fun and romance' MY WEEKLY 'Utterly brilliant' CLAIRE WADE The most magical time of the year... For the first time in ten years, Freya is back in the little village of Middlemass for Christmas. The streets might be twinkling with fairy lights, but after the recent loss of her mother, she's never felt less festive. Forced to sleep under the same roof as her handsome neighbour Finn, Freya realises she's going to need a distraction - fast! So she sets herself a challenge: to cook the '12 Days of Christmas'. Her delicious food soon brings the villagers together, and as each day passes, old friendships are renewed, memories stirred and there's even the flickering of romance... She was only meant to stay for the holidays, but could Middlemass - and Finn - steal her heart forever? *** Praise for Poppy Alexander: 'Friendship, community and a little bit of romance - what's not to love?' Mandy Baggot 'Books, bats and romance...a perfect escape. I loved spending time with the characters of Middlemas.' Liz Fenwick 'My first Poppy Alexander book but definitely not my last. What a lovely, engaging, perceptive story The Littlest Library is' Sue Moorcroft 'Five of the biggest stars for The Littlest Library. I thoroughly enjoyed spending some time with Jess and her phone box full of books.' Catherine Miller 'I loved everything about this book. It is filled with so much warmth, gentle humour and some very heart touching moments' Sue Fortin 'A great festive read.' NetGalley Reviewer 'This book was literally one of my favourite reads this year!' NetGalley Reviewer

Godhead

Author: A R Harris

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244195234

Category: Fiction

Page: 430

View: 8103


The earth is broken and fragmented, unable to properly function now in the way that was intended. The schism is palpable as people destroy it through their love and fear of imaginary Gods. We need to fix what we have, before we create something new.? She says. I know.? I say, holding her to me as we study the earth. I am Alex Midwinter, From Awakening, to Ascension and finally Divinity The Godhead is Born

How to Mend a Broken Heart

Author: Katey Lovell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529400023

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6173


When you know how, you can make anything from scratch, including a new life after love... When Leanne and Richard bought a dilapidated old seaside cottage to renovate together as their forever home, their future was full of hope and promise. But heartbreak was just around the corner: fast forward a few months and Richard is gone. With his death, Leanne finds herself stony broke, faced with an uninhabitable home and lacking even the basic skills to do it up herself. With the help of the friendly woman who runs the library and the reluctant assistance of the man who works in the local hardware shop, the cottage is lovingly restored. But broken hearts aren't so easy to fix... are they? Here's what readers are saying about Make Do and Mend a Broken Heart: 'An absolutely perfect contemporary fiction book' 'Emotional, uplifting and immensely enjoyable, Make Do and Mend a Broken Heart is a wonderful story about hope, fresh starts, moving on and healing that will touch your heart and soul' 'a superb story that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy after reading... this book made me laugh and cry and I wish I could read it all over again and get to meet these amazing characters afresh' 'I am normally a hardened SF reader but all of Katey's books have me devouring them from cover to cover! Make Do is no different... Buy this book. Read this book. Tell your friends to do the same' 'This author is up there with the likes of Milly Johnson' 'A perfect break away from real life. It's a hug in a book' 'A beautiful, heartwarming story, perfectly told... for when you just need to escape for a while. Perfect!' 'A heartwarming uplit read... fantastic, engrossing, uplifting'

Stars: Stealing the Show

Author: Laura Jennings

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014134444X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7717


The second book in Stars - the brand new performing arts boarding school series for girls of 9+. Stars has all the warmth of Cathy Cassidy and the behind-the-scenes detail of a dance-world-insider. Dreams are made and stars are born at the Arcadia School of Performing Arts. Jess, Ash, Spike and Foxy are four best friends, all dreaming of becoming stars . . . Whether you're a fan of Ballet Shoes, X-Factor, Glee, or you just love a great story, Stars has something for everyone. Praise for Stars: 'An inspiring and unique debut' - Emma Thompson About the authors: Luke Jennings is the author of three novels, including the Booker Prize-nominated Atlantic . His memoir, Blood Knots, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson and William Hill prizes. Before becoming a writer Luke trained as a dancer, and worked with classical and contemporary companies for ten years. He is currently the dance critic at the Observer, and has also written for Vanity Fair and the New Yorker. You're less likely to know his daughter, Laura Jennings, who is thirteen and lives with her parents, two brothers and her dog Dusty. She says, 'At school I'm quite sporty but I like drama best, because I have always enjoyed acting, singing and performing. I love books, and my favourite author is Stephen King' www.stars-books.co.uk

Trickster

Author: Sam Michaels

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1789542170

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4379


'Sam Michaels is an exciting new author and Trickster is a must-read! Captivating and fast-paced, this first book in the Georgina Garrett series is a real page-turner that I highly recommend' Sunday Times bestselling author, Kitty Neale. Georgina Garrett was born to be ruthless and she's about to earn her reputation. As World War One is announced a baby girl is born. Little do people know that she's going to grow up to rule the streets of Battersea. From a family steeped in poverty the only way to survive is with street smarts. With a father who steals for a living, a grandmother who's a woman of the night and a mother long dead, Georgina was never in for an easy life. But after a tragic event left her father shaken he makes a decision that will change the course of all their lives – to raise Georgina as George, ensuring her safety but marking the start of her life of crime... This is the first book in the thrilling new Georgina Garrett series. Praise for Trickster: 'A terrific debut – read it and be hooked!' Jessie Keane, bestselling author of Lawless.

The Darkness Within

Author: L. A. Westfall

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 1847472362

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3709


Last Letters to Loved Ones

Author: Rose Rouse

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1857826515

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 9833


Rose Rouse is a journalist who lives in North West London with her 20-year-old son, Marlon. For the past 25 years, she's written about everything from jazz eccentric Sun Ra in Harlesden, to rave parties in Goa, and from bellydancing in Turkey to fathers' relationships with their teenage sons, for publications like the Face, the Guardian and the Daily Express. She prides herself on her eclecticism and intends to carry on writing about anything and everything. Her previous books include Missing.