The Boy in the Cellar (Paperback)
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The Boy in the Cellar (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 26/12/2019
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Stephen Smith is the boy who did not exist. Born out of wedlock in the early 1960s, Steve's parents hid him away from the world by locking him in the cellar...for thirteen years. Starved and beaten, the little boy's world was a darkened room that measured just eight feet by ten with a single makeshift bed, bare light bulb, and a solitary table. Steve would spend his days conjuring up an imaginary world full of monsters he would draw to try and block out the physical and mental torture inflicted on him by his brutal father. Apart from a few admissions to hospital as a result of his 'imprisonment', Steve remained in the coal cellar of the family home where he was deprived of daylight, his childhood, school, and human contact until he'd reached his teenage years. Eventually, he escaped only to fall prey to the instigators of two of the worst cases of institutional abuse in the UK at Aston Hall hospital and St. William's Catholic School. The Boy in the Cellar is a horrifying true story of torture and cruelty, that reveals a human's full capacity to fight for survival and search out happiness and hope.

Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781789461756
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 195 x 125 x 21 mm

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“Thoroughly enjoyed it”

The book captured my attention so much that I couldn't put it down. Its so terrible to learn that so much happened to the author throughout his life and made me aware of the 2 institutions that's currently... More

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“Inspirational”

The survival of this innocent child is an inspiration. His suffering, torture, incarceration and neglect and the ignoring of his mistreatment by his mother and siblings seem impregnable, but the joy of this book is... More

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Princess Gucci

“The Boy In The Cellar”

Absolutely heartbreaking to read this book, I felt every pain this poor boy went through, the only friend he ever had was a spider,
The social care system let him down so many times even when they knew what was... More

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