A powerful and moving book. Patricia Easteal has brought together the responses of women to a national survey about rape and sexual abuse. A major part of the book is made up of the letters and comments of women who have experienced abuse from husbands, estranged husbands, relatives, dates, acquaintances and strangers. The author has arranged the material to reveal the political nature of these crimes. The tables from the survivor survey are included in an Appendix to the book.