Cult Following: My escape and return to the Children of God (Hardback)
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Cult Following: My escape and return to the Children of God (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 08/07/2021
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An honest and harrowing yet ultimately hopeful book, Cameron’s account of growing up in one of the world’s most notorious cults, escaping at the age of fifteen and later spending time investigating other similar communities is an incredible story of courage and survival, written in page-turning, beautiful prose.

Devastatingly moving, brilliantly inspiring and utterly unforgettable, Cult Following is a searing memoir of survival, love and transformation.

Bexy Cameron was in her late twenties then the dark events of her past finally caught up with her.

Bexy was born into the Children of God, one of the world's most notorious cults. She was 9 years old when she experienced her first exorcism, held in a secret commune deep in the British countryside. At 10, she was placed on Silence Restriction, forced to be silent for a whole year. Even from an early age, she knew what was happening was not right. At the age of 15, she escaped, leaving behind her parents and 11 siblings.

Haunted by her past, Bexy set off on a road trip across America, embedding herself in the underbelly of religious cults, living with children who, like her, are born into the worlds their parents and cult leaders have created for them.

It is a journey of meth cooks, monks, Jesus Freaks, soap-making Armageddonists, surveillance vans and finally, confronting her parents and herself.

Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781786580924
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 514 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 36 mm


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Bexy Cameron has achieved a remarkable feat: deftly interweaving her intensely personal memoir with a wider examination of the common threads that run through cults across the world - all revealed through elegant, sharp-eyed prose. I marveled again and again at her courage, compassion and curiosity. An extraordinary book by an extraordinary woman. * Jessica Moor, author of Keeper *
An unmissable memoir * Stylist *
A vivid, emotional and almost unbelievable account. * The Daily Mail *
'Raw, brave and vulnerable. Told with such clarity and purpose.' * Maxine Mei-Fung Chung *
'A brave and deeply moving story of fierce spirit' * Dakota Johnson *
An extraordinary story * Christine Lampard *
'Astonishing... a jaw-dropping memoir' * Irish Times Magazine *
Powerful, beautiful and exceptionally written * Glamour Magazine *
One of the most incredible stories I've ever heard * Joe Marler *
Gripping and unforgettable, incredible journey * Annie Mac *
Defiantly not a misery memoir * The Times *
Its Thelma and Louise meets Wild Wild Country * Rankin *
Lively and engaging, a powerful story of healing and transformation * Hunger Magazine *

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“Harrowing, Haunting and Hopeful”

Not sure if I can say I loved a book that discusses such harrowing accounts of child abuse however I was enthralled by this book. Bexy’s style of writing draws you deep into her world, so you feel the goosebumps and... More

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“WOW!”

what an incredible, honest, beautiful real life tale about growing up in a cult. truly amazing story of survival. couldn't recommend it more

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“Brutal, hilarious and utterly beautiful”

This book is a one of a kind. Beautifully written and devastatingly honest. Bexy guides us through her brutal early years in a cult, finding humour in the horror while also dissecting laughter as a healing/coping... More

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