Born in inner-Sydney to an alcoholic mother and an absent father, Carl Beauchamp and his brother Neville ran wild until they were taken into care. That care turned out to be a nightmare, with the boys placed in separate boys’ homes, and in Carl’s case in the hands of sexual predators.
The boys survived, but Carl kept the horrors he had endured secret, even from his brother, for decades. When Carl found the strength to speak out, he discovered the tragic aftermath of life in the Christian Charlton Boys’ Home for many of his fellow inmates.
Despite the adversity and the pain, Carl’s story is overwhelmingly optimistic and heartwarming. It contains recollections of 1940s and ’50s Sydney that will intrigue anyone who loves Newtown, Glebe and surrounding suburbs, and is told in his own authentic voice.
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Comments about Come home you little bastards:
I work in the historic sex abuse field and took this book home where it was stolen from me by my wife who hasn't been able to put it down. The references to a dark side of 1960's and 1970's Sydney are poignant and frightening, and the story of the authors victory over evil are exhilarating.
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st December 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8