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Publisher's Summary

From The Sunday Times best-selling author.

Thrown Away Child is a memoir covering Louise Allen’s abusive childhood in a foster home, how she survived - using her love of art as a sanctuary - and how she hopes to right old wrongs now by fostering children herself and campaigning for the improvement of foster care services. It is a compelling and inspirational story. This book gives a voice to the many children who grew up unhappily in care. 

©2017 Louise Allen (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Couldn’t put it down

I came across this book whilst scrolling.
Louise’s story was difficult to hear to first. I almost stopped listening because I was uncomfortable. So grateful for Louise to share her trauma. This was an education. How wonderful that she eventually used all the evil she endured for good. Bless.

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  • 13-10-2021

brilliantly written

I think Sarah is my new favourite narrator, the book was very sad, I won't get into it as I don't want to spoil it for anyone. I love listening to audios on walks and when I'm driving, I think this, for me has been the book that has encouraged me to go out and walk more, just so I can finish it, I was completely gripped from start to finish much love to the author Louise Allen ❤

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  • Amy
  • 16-09-2021

Emotional but, gripping!

A hard listen! Massive respect to Louise with all you do now. Recommend anyone reading this to listen to Abbys story.

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  • James fox
  • 21-08-2021

absolutely brilliant

A honest gritty and harrowing story of abuse in all its forms. ultimately a story of strength, understanding and in some ways forgiveness.

This story will stay with me and i thank the author for finding the courage to tell her story xx

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