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Just published Please Believe Me, an updated biography of a survivor of child abuse

Please believe me:  how institutions and the law failed a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. And how she aims to ‘fix it’. Please see Angela Bayley’s website for full details of the new ebook version of her biography, which I … Continue reading

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Latest Notts child abuse case: lessons should have been learnt years ago!

I was infuriated to learn of the latest Nottinghamshire County Council child abuse case.  Eight-year-old Charlotte Avenall died after suffering years of abuse despite being known to social services.   Lessons should have been learnt years ago.  See what Angela … Continue reading

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Lawyer confident ‘Disruptive’ will help Angela win major settlement from Notts County Council!

UPDATE 13 FEBRUARY 2013: Disruptive was updated and republished as Please Believe Me in February 2013! UPDATE 20 MAY 2010: Since the message below was posted the story has received front-page coverage in a regional newspaper! Exciting news! We have just heard … Continue reading

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Announcing Synchrony Books, and an update on Angela Bailey/Bayley.

I have just acquired the domains SynchronyBooks.com and SynchronyBooks.co.uk with the idea of publishing books under the name “Synchrony Books”.  (Watch the additional commentary video in this posting to learn how I came up with the name.) I have a … Continue reading

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Postal privatisation and eating disorders: the sordid link.

It’s a good exercise for a writer (or, indeed, for anyone) to take two apparently unrelated things and try to find a link between them.  This morning (24 February), listening to Today on Radio 4, I had no difficulty in … Continue reading

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Publicity flyers for “Please Don’t Hurt Me”

[IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please read this before reading anything below and then go here.] This week I received copies of the publicity flyer for the book mentioned in my previous blog. I post the image here for your interest: For those … Continue reading

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Exciting days and a most remarkable woman

[IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please read this before reading anything below and then go here. The book is now titled Disruptive and will be published by Synchrony Books. John Blake is not publishing the book!] My next book, the autobiography I helped … Continue reading

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