Jane Elliott fell into the hands of her sadistic and brutal stepfather when she was 4 years old. Her story is both inspiring and horrifying. Kept a virtual prisoner in a fortress-like house and treated to daily and ritual abuse, Jane nonetheless managed to lose herself in a fantasy world which would keep her spirit alive.
Equally as horrifying as the physical abuse Jane suffered, were the mental games her tormentor played â€“ getting his kicks from seeing Jane humiliated, confused, crushed and defeated at every turn.
Her family and neighbourhood were all terrified of Janeâ€™s stepfather so no-one held out a rescuing hand. So Jane had to help herself. When she was 21 she ran away with her baby daughter and boyfriend to start a new life in hiding. Several years on she found the courage to go to the police. A court case followed where Jane bravely stood up against the unrepentant aggressor she so feared. He was jailed for 17 years. Janeâ€™s family took his side.
Publication date: 05/09/2005
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||5th September 2005|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Autobiography: general, True stories of heroism, endurance & survival,|
Jane Elliott is a pseudonym. She first decided to tell her story to the police after taking inspiration from Dave Pelzer's powerful memoir, A Child Called It. She become convinced she should not remain a silent victim but act against the evil stepfather who had kept her a virtual prisoner for so many years.More About Jane Elliott