The Asylum (Paperback)
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Paperback Published: 08/07/2021
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For 46 years, Carol Minto has quietly gone about her life, carrying with her the most extraordinary and heartbreaking secrets. Born into poverty and with mostly absent parents, Carol helped to raise her nine siblings. But when she was just 11 years old, her older brother began to sexually abuse her. After four years, Carol managed to escape - and ran away from home. Picked up by social services they place her at Aston Hall in Derby; a psychiatric hospital now infamous for the ghoulish 'truth serum' experiments it carried out on children. Over three years, Carol was stripped, sedated, assaulted and raped by Kenneth Milner, the doctor in charge. Eventually she is released back into the community, aged 18, and has a daughter. But the baby is taken away for adoption and Carol's trauma intensifies.In 2010 Carol finally plucked up the courage to speak out about the abuse she suffered - and received justice, at last. In The Asylum, Carol tells the full story of how she overcame unimaginable suffering, to find the happiness and solace she has today as a mother and grandmother.

Publisher: Mirror Books
ISBN: 9781913406608
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“A harrowing tale”

A truly harrowing tale about abuse at the hands of family and the institution that was supposed to look after the children it cared for.
After many years of hope and strength, a postive end.
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“Excellent”

This was an absorbing memoir. It starts out where 4 year old Carol has a fairly happy homelife. Some warm memories, fun times spent helping at her grandparents' farm. But everything changes, and 50 years later... More

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“Horrifying”

This is the first book I've read about the abuse of a young child. Firstly at the hands of her brother and then by a Dr at the children's home she is sent to . Carol is also terribly neglected by both... More

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