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A Good Start, Considering - Peter Ryde

A Good Start, Considering

Paperback Published: 15th March 1999
ISBN: 9780854492817
Number Of Pages: 288

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As the Second World War comes to an end, an eleven-year-old London boy finds himself alone in the world. Alan Carey lost his parents in an air raid, and is taken into Barton House, a gaunt Victorian children's home where the staff range from hostile to vicious. Soon Alan falls prey to systematic sexual abuse from the sadistic Jacko, with ensuing confusion and shame. The teenage brother of a schoolfriend offers him love and affection, but the adult world soon comes between them, and even conspires to cast Alan as the guilty seducer. In just twelve months, a bright and sociable boy learns that no grown-up can be trusted, and settles instead for a fierce and reclusive independence.Writing in a spare and elegant language, Peter Ryde conveys the authentic voice of a young boy struggling to survive in a desperate situation.

ISBN: 9780854492817
ISBN-10: 085449281X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 15th March 1999
Publisher: Millivres-Prowler Group Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32