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Nobody's Child

Nobody's Child [Kindle Edition]

Father Michael Seed , Martina Cole , Lord Jeffrey Archer , Ann Widdecombe , Noel Botham
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (324 customer reviews)

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"'If you read any book this year, read this one. He overcame the horrors of his childhood and went on to help others. Believe this story, weep, then cheer his triumph' Martina Cole"

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Michael Seed should have received what every child deserves: love, care and attention, and the chance to be just what he was - an innocent young boy. Instead, from as far back as he can remember, Michael's childhood was nothing but a daily ordeal of unspeakable neglect, misery and abuse from a father whose tyranny of fear stole Michael's formative years from him and drove his wife and Michael's mother to suicide. After years of silence, he now feels ready to tell a story that, though shockingly painful, is a testament to one human's remarkable ability to triumph over the most appalling of circumstances. Living under the 'care' of his adoptive parents, life for Michael was hell from the start. Long before his school days, the only lesson he learned was to try and avoid being noticed by his alcoholic father. If he managed this, there was a chance of escaping the daily beatings and extreme verbal abuse he only assumed was part of normal childhood, and it would only be his mother that would receive whatever violence was meted out that day. More often than not, though, Daddy would find time to ensure that both Michael and his Mother felt his wrath together. Then, one awful night, Michael realized that the abuse was escalating to another level when his father began the sexual abuse that would continue for years. The abuse did not stop at home. Once he began school, Michael once again fell victim to terrible bullying and a teacher who violated him repeatedly. After his mother's death, he was sent to his grandmother who, it turned out, was prepared to show no mercy. Michael, it seemed, was destined for a life of inescapable misery. Yet, despite the horror of these years, Michael was ultimately saved by his own will to live, and the books which inspired him to move on and seek a better life. This is the remarkable story of an individual who, against all the odds, managed to preserve his own dignity and finally escape the horrors of a stolen childhood.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 425 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B008BB7VXO
  • Publisher: Metro (2 Jun 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072I1L7O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (324 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #969 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of those brilliant reads - but very sad 18 July 2007
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I managed to read this book within 2 nights and felt upset and overwhelming for Michael Seed. His childhood is sad, horrible and degrading. A family who all hate each other and especially Michael. As much as you can gather his mum does love him, but she fails to stop any abuse from his father There is a bit at the ending where Michael finds out some information to do with his family, which must of been devastating. But he comes through it and continues to make a success of his life. This book is a must read, it shows a strong lad who has got where he is today through courage.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
I wept tears of sorrow at the start of this book and wept tears of joy at the end. After literally enduring a tortuous childhood at the hands of his father and his relations, Fr Seed rises to give other people the love that was denied to him. The amazing thing is that throughout the whole book nowhere does Fr Seed seem to feel sorry for himself. An awesome book written by an awesome man.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nobody's Child 11 Jan 2012
By Den
Read in one sitting even though after reading the first couple of chapters realised I had read it before. It's a very sad, emotional book showing a very courageous lad who endured so much and was able to come out the other side to help others
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sad 31 May 2013
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I found this book quite sad. As a mother of six beautiful children who wouldn't harm a hair on their heads this is quite difficult reading. It's only as things evolve in the book leaps things become kind of clear as to the actions of people involved but never excusable. Father Michael seed is tantamount that good can rise above evil and conquer. A truly inspirational man whom I'm glad had eventually found his calling in life despite his educational difficulties and the happiness in his family life that was so cruelly denied him from the beginning
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sad story 26 May 2013
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I can't believe how evil some people can be.... that poor boy. I'm glad you are speaking to your real family members. It's amazing how u have come through your life in the way that u have, just one criticism the last parts I felt were rushing us to get to the end. And to be very honest I was a little bored with all the priest stuff
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 17 Jan 2014
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great book lots of emotion sad time but well done great read could not put the book down great ending u will see why when you read the book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 13 Jun 2013
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Found the ending a little odd but was a great read for my hols. Recommended if you read this sort of book.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant but sad 13 Jan 2011
By Becky25
This book is such a sad but heart felt book to read. I couldnt put it down after reading the first page.
I would definatly recommend you read it!!
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