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Don’t Tell Mummy

A True Story of the Ultimate Betrayal

Toni Maguire

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Description

This heart-wrenching memoir from Toni Maguire tells the deeply moving story of an idyllic childhood that masked a terrible truth. Underneath her mother's gentility and her father's roguish charm lay horrifying secrets, which eventually led to their only child's near destruction.

The first time her father made an improper advance on Toni, she was six years old. Her father warned her not to tell her mother, or anyone else, because they would blame her and wouldn't love her any more. It had to remain ‘our secret.’

When she finally built up the courage to tell her mother what had happened, she was told never to speak of the matter again. With no one to turn to, isolated and alone in rural Ireland, the abuse continued unhindered.

At fourteen Toni fell pregnant by her father, and when her state was discovered she was made to have a late abortion which almost killed her. The truth of her childhood could no longer be kept hidden but, just as her father predicted, Toni found herself judged and rejected by her family, teachers and friends. The blame and anger she was treated with only worsened when her father was sent to prison as a result of his actions. This is the compelling story of her struggle to put the ghost of her childhood to rest, and emerge ultimately triumphant.

Reviews

‘Hard to put down …. I truly felt I was living her life alongside her, being taken back in time. I could almost smell the honeysuckle and soda bread but also feel the dread and fear.’ Jane Elliott, author of the No.1 bestseller ‘The Little Prisoner’

'This memoir is testament to [Toni Maguire's] amazing courage'. Closer magazine.

‘Amazing'. The Mirror.

About the author

Toni Maguire lives in the UK and has lived in Ireland. She spends 3 months of every year in South Africa.

Andrew Crofts (ghostwriter) has ghost-written three hardback number one bestselling memoirs including ‘Just a Boy’ and ‘The Little Prisoner.’

Customer Reviews

Don't tell mummy

This is such a good book based on a true story. I couldn't put it down it was so sad knowing that someone could go throw that.

LA

Good book but why didnt she ever say anything to her 'parents' when she was older. Very frustrating she didn't make them feel like the monsters they really are!

Don't tell mummy

I think the book is amazing I think iv read this book over 10 times now and it still amazes me and shocks me everytime I love it

Don’t Tell Mummy
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  • £3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Published: 05 March 2007
  • Publisher: Harper Element
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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