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Slave Girl - I Was an Ordinary British Girl. I Was Kidnapped and Sold into Sex Slavery. This is My Horrific True Story
 
 

Slave Girl - I Was an Ordinary British Girl. I Was Kidnapped and Sold into Sex Slavery. This is My Horrific True Story [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Forsyth
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Born in Newcastle in 1976, from the age of three, the very people who meant to be looking after and protecting Sarah Forsyth were sexually abusing her. Somehow she managed to overcome the hurt and heartbreak of a horrific childhood, and build a new and happy life for herself as a nursery nurse. Then, one day, Sarah spotted a newspaper advert for a job in a crèche in Amsterdam. Thrilled by the prospect of a fresh start away from Newcastle and all the memories it held, she eagerly signed up. But within minutes of arriving in Amsterdam her life began to fall apart. There was no crèche and no job: Sarah was a victim of sex-trafficking. Fed cocaine and cannabis, and forced at gunpoint to work as a prostitute in the red light district of Amsterdam, Sarah was turned from a young innocent English girl into a desperate and terrified crack whore. Riddled with fear about what her pimps would do to her if they caught her trying to run away, it took Sarah almost a year to find the strength to fight back and escape. But, unlike many of the girls that she was forced to live and work beside, she did get away. Sarah Forsyth is a survivor. This is her heart-rending story.

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66 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye-opening and jaw-dropping 22 July 2009
Format:Paperback
I read a lot of books but have not really delved into the 'tragic life stories' genre before, but Slave Girl caught my eye on the shelf and even though the subject matter is unpleasant I was really struck by the element of hope in the book. Sarah has been to hell and back but she survived to tell the tale. Other people in that situation would have accepted their fate and given up but she kept fighting and eventually escaped. I felt like I was with her every step of the way and respect and admire Sarah for her courage and resiliance.
I was shocked to discover that 70% of the prostitutes in Amsterdam's red light district are forced to work there by greedy gangsters. Sarah's voice needs to be heard so that tourists to that city know the misery that goes on behind those windows. The corrupt police should be named and shamed and a full investigation into the local government needs to be conducted so girls like Sarah shouldn't have to go through that ordeal ever again.
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54 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slave Girl - Review 7 July 2009
Format:Paperback
I read this book in a matter of hours. It was so compelling.
Being the same age as Sarah and also living in the Newcastle area, this book really struck home.
My husband also read the book and we talked for hours afterwards about Sarah's ordeal.
If Sarah ever reads this comment... I wish you all the best in the future - you deserve it x x x
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69 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read 6 Mar 2012
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Last year I wrote Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave to try and raise awareness about trafficking, so after my research for it I was expecting a lot of the horrific ordeal that Sarah describes in her book, but many others may not be. This book is a must-read and is very well-written. You will cry while reading Sarah's heart-breaking story, and you will feel disgusted, sick, and angry, but it's a story that needs to be read. No one should have to go through this. Slave Girl addresses a lot of common misconceptions surrounding prostitution - mainly that these women must've got into it by choice. Society doesn't pay attention to the reason prostitutes are doing what they're doing. They don't stop and think how they got into that situation - far better to ignore it than have to deal with the horrendous fact that trafficking is a huge global problem that makes a hell of a lot of money for those involved, from the bottom right up to the very top. That woman working on a street corner or in a sauna or massage parlour that you see every day could be trafficked. In the UK, it is not hidden from view, but blatantly in your face - street corners, massage parlours freely advertising in phone boxes, on the net, in newspapers, and yet very little is done to protect these women from trafficking. Another misconception is that victims can just escape - it's not as simple as that. As Sarah says " Not all prisons have bars and walls - some are in the mind." Victims hardly ever speak out because they're subjected to unimaginable abuse and violence, or their families are threatened. They cannot escape because they are brainwashed into believing their captors and they don't know who to trust. In Sarah's case, she was further bound to her captors after being fed drugs just to get through her living hell. Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horrendous but important to read 4 Aug 2014
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This was not an easy or enjoyable read, but it educated me in that I had no previous idea about how brutal and sordid the sex trade was, or the level of degradation the women enslaved in this industry faced. Whilst the sub j sect matter is difficult and uncomfortable it was important, and as a college teacher there are some important messages I can pass on to my students.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK CHANGED MY MIND 5 Sep 2012
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READING THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT PROSTITUTES, I ALWAYS THOUGHT OF THEM AS HARD FACED UNCAREING AND COMMON, BUT I NOW FEEL THEY ARE NORMAL, FEELING AND THOUGHTFUL PEOPLE, WITH VERY SADLIVES, THE HORRORS SARAH WENT THROUGH MADE ME FEEL FOR HER VERY DEEPLY, AND THE WAY SHE WAS TRICKED INTO GOING TO AMSTERDAM WAS CRUEL, AND THE FACT HER MOTHER THOUGHT SHE WAS PHONEING HER, WAS CRUEL TO HER MOTHER AS WELL, THESE PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN JAILED FOR LIFE, AND THE POOR GIRL WHO HAD HER HEAD BLOWN OFF HER SHOULDERS WELL WHAT CAN ONE SAY ABOUT THAT????? A VERY COMPELLING READ, HOPE SARAH HAS A HAPPY FUTURE,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly moving story 11 Aug 2014
By Louisa
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I think this a moving story, the woman in this is so brave and I pray she stays on the road to recovery. It has made me think a lot about how I can help these people and how people should not judge others so quickly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a brilliant insight. 11 Aug 2014
By rossyb VINE VOICE
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This is a very gripping story about a girl who was unsuspectingly brought into the sex trade.It tells of how she was conned into it and her separation and fight to get out,a brilliant insight.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings 7 Aug 2014
By Maz
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While I have nothing but sympathy for what Sarah went through, she went to hell and back. I am sorry but I cannot for the life of me understand how she could possibly get involved in helping to run a brothel when she was back home ,and to say it never really lodged in her mind that she was exploiting these poor girls come on Sarah who are you trying to kid?you should be deeply ashamed of yourself , am I the only reviewer who thinks this ? it certainly seems like none of the other reviewers have mentioned this they all seem to conveniently forget this part of her story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Eye opening
Quite an eye opening account of modern slavery - hard to believe it goes on today. No self pity - she just tells it as it was.
Published 18 hours ago by barbara
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
very good
Published 22 hours ago by sandra wells
5.0 out of 5 stars Horrifying
This book is no holds barred. Telling it as it is, from horror to shock to sympathy for a young person who endures far reaching effects from slavery. Read more
Published 3 days ago by mayarose
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Very eye opening, well worth a read, especially if you have visited Amsterdam and the red light district! _ _
Published 3 days ago by Rhian
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent story
Published 3 days ago by mrs d tierney
5.0 out of 5 stars Keith Betchley
What an awesome true account of man's inhumanity . It brings home what a state sex slavery exists both in the UK and abroad. Amsterdam must get a grip!!!
Published 3 days ago by Mr. Keith M. Betchley
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very good but harrowing story -I didn't realize how much of this went on.
Published 4 days ago by DIANE PAGE
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good book would recommend it ,
Published 5 days ago by floby
4.0 out of 5 stars Shocking! Really changed my view of Amsterdam!
Shocking!Really changed my view of Amsterdam !
Published 7 days ago by Celia o Mahony
4.0 out of 5 stars Eye opener
Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. It's heart wrenching.
Sarah Forsyth is the same is as me and to think what she went through is horrendous, but she is a very... Read more
Published 7 days ago by nicola mcwilliams
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