Hackney Child Synopsis

At the age of nine, Hope Daniels walked into Stoke Newington Police Station with her little brothers and asked to be taken into care. Home life was intolerable: both of Hope's parents were alcoholics and her mum was a prostitute. The year was 1983. As London emerged into a new era of wealth and opportunity, the Daniels children lived in desperate poverty, neglected and barely nourished. Hounded by vigilante neighbours and vulnerable to the drunken behaviour of her parents' friends, Hope had to draw on her inner strength. Hackney Child is Hope's gripping story of physical and emotional survival - and the lifeline given to her by the support of professionals working in the care system. Despite all the challenges she faced, Hope never lost compassion for her parents, particularly her alcoholic father. Her experiences make essential reading and show that, with the right help, the least fortunate children have the potential not only to recover but to thrive.

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ISBN: 9781471129834
Publication date: 30/01/2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471129834
Publication date: 30th January 2014
Author: Hope Daniels, Morag Livingstone
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Memoirs, Autobiography: general, Coping with personal problems,

About Hope Daniels, Morag Livingstone

Hope Daniels was the child of alcoholic parents. She spent most of her childhood in care, where her experience was broadly positive. At the age of thirty, she felt ready to deal with the demons of her childhood and engaged with intensive therapy, where she sought recovery for a dependency issue. She is very proud to refer to herself as a 'care leaver in recovery'. Under her real name, Jenny Molloy, she is a guest lecturer, has been central to the development of the 'Care Leavers' Charter' - founded in October 2012, and is called on by government bodies to advise ...

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