My next book, the autobiography I helped Angela Bailey write, Please Don’t Hurt Me, is due out in April. In the last week the PR company commissioned by the publishers, John Blake, has been in touch to finalise details of the publicity campaign. As well as complimenting Angela on her amazing story they requested our comments on the proofs of the publicity flyer and they asked for some photographs of Angela.
It has been a pleasure and a privilege getting to know Angela and helping her write her story. We are both confident that it will help many, many people affected by the issues it deals with (emotional, physical and sexual abuse, eating disorders, self-harm, depression). Despite the horrific nature of the abuse Angela experienced, we feel sure that people will find Please Don’t Hurt Me an uplifting book.
We are particularly delighted that Angela’s former consultant psychiatrist was so impressed by the book that he offered to pen the last chapter. It’s a simple, moving and powerful discourse on the nature of the parent-child relationship and the damage that can be done when it goes wrong.