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The subtitle reads Homeless child, Groomed Girl, Teenage Prostitute, the three stages of a life that no child should experience. Shockingly Marni descended the spiral after being groomed by the one person she should have been able to trust – her social worker. But – reaching bottom, Marni decided the only way was up and fought for her own life and future.

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Skank by Marni Mulholland

'How does it start? A look, a smile, a laugh, a hug, a play, a game. A cuddle, a fumble, a touch.' Marni thought she'd found a friend in her social worker, Matthew. But he groomed her from the moment she entered the children's home. A year later their 'relationship' crossed boundaries no child should know exist. As Matthew led Marni down the path of depravity, she grew up not knowing how to survive as a normal girl. It was a short step from Matthew's abuse to prostitution. Marni even thought - at first - she was enjoying it. But this girl was a fighter. She may have hit rock bottom, but there came a day when Marni decided that the past was not going to determine her future. Shocking and powerful, brave and inspiring, Marni Muholland's memoir reveals the full truth about grooming and its aftermath.


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About the Author

Marni Mulholland was born in West London and became homeless as a teenager. A victim of abuse at the children's home to which she was assigned, she was eventually rehoused and got into college. She now campaigns to raise awareness on child abuse. She lives in London with her husband and two children. www.marnimulholland.com @marnimulholland

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Publication date

8th May 2014

Author

Marni Mulholland

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www.marnimulholland.com
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Publisher

Ebury Press an imprint of Ebury Publishing

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Memoirs


ISBN

9780091957841

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