Daddy's Little Girl

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Headline Publishing Group, 2007 - Adult child sexual abuse victims - 241 pages
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Julia's family was a picture of respectability. To the outside world it was middle-class, decent, loving. But her mother didn't love her enough. And her father loved her too much. Between the ages of seven and thirteen Julia's father sexually abused her. While Julia's mother's obsessive domestic tendencies occupied her elsewhere, Julia's father concentrated his attentions on his daughter.When, eventually, Julia twice found the courage to reveal what was happening to her, her mother encouraged her to retract her allegations. Years later, after Julia had married and had two daughters, her father confessed - and Julia was able to record their conversation and press charges. Her father is currently serving eight years in prison. Julia no longer has a relationship with her mother and brother, but she has successfully rebuilt a new life for herself.This the dramatic story of how, by confronting her painful past, Julia has begun to build herself a successful future.

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Daddy's Little Girl book was quite a strong piece of writing. I was engrossed in the book and I am amazed Julia has the strength to speak so openly about her feelings as a child/teenager/adult.It is truly terrible what goes on behind closed doors.I felt the feelings Julia was describing through the whole of the book and it was thoroughly well-written book, although I felt some areas could have been a little more clear. Thankyou for a touching read Julia. 

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User Review  - Haylee - Goodreads

very sad read and would love to read it again.make you think could someone be so nasty to their little girl. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Julia Latchem-Smith was born in Basildon, Essex, in January 1981. She now lives in Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, with her husband Jonathan and daughters Molly and Katelyn. Her third child is due in December.

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