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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (5 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340922222
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340922224
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 2.2 x 18 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Harrowing' (The Mail on Sunday)

This is the story of an amazing woman and her fight for survival- a true rags to riches tale. (The Sun)

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Britain's Queen of Clean tells the harrowing story of the shocking and brutal abuse she suffered as a child, which she has now overcome.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Maria T on 12 May 2007
Format: Paperback
I'm a big fan of How Clean is Your House, so when I saw this, I wanted to find out more about the feisty blonde from the show. My goodness, what a read. She had an awful, awful upbringing - at some points, I was reduced to tears, as I couldn't understand how a mother (her mum) could treat her daughter so atrociously. Kim Woodburn was treated dispicably, going from one low point to another, but thank heavens her life turned out good in the end - but what a journey getting there. I really felt for her throughout the book and was just grateful that I have a close, loving family, and more importantly, a mother who loves me.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By J. Kisseih on 10 April 2007
Format: Hardcover
Even though I have never seen Kim's programme which made her famous I was aware of who she was. This book is a sort of rags to riches story with a happy ending and you can't help feeling that Kim deserves every bit of the success and happiness which finally came her way after such an awful childhood. I definitely recommend it to lovers of biographies.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Ms. Sico on 27 Dec. 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is, I have to say: one of the best Biographys I have ever read. Never has a book touched my heart so strongly. What Kim has gone through is absolute hell!; Abused and neglected as child- Her mother was a drunk who used to argrily violently and mentally bully her fueled with bitter resentment because Kim reminded her mother of her father. I won't give too much away, but I whole-heartedly recommend this book. A great read. 10.10.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Leeds lass on 23 Jan. 2008
Format: Hardcover
I loved kim`s sense of fun before i read this book - and after reading it i thought `how on earth does this woman manage to keep on smiling and laughing...?`
She truly is an inspiration to us all. She had such a tragic childhood, her teen years were an utter nightmare, and it went on and on, until you thought ` when is she going to get a break..? `
She did get a break - as we all know - and my God did she deserve it !
Well done kim, keep living life to the full, and keep laughing !
You`re great - you really are !
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sterile on 4 July 2008
Format: Hardcover
Even if you don't know or care who this lady is, the story of her struggle in her earlier life makes impressive reading material.

Interestingly there are no photographs bar the ones on the cover. Autobiographies nearly always carry a section of pictures to help the reader with the time of life of the subject.

I also would have liked to hear more about the 11 years that Kim and Peter spent in the USA and why they decided to come back when they did. I am pleased that she has found it easier and less of a finacial struggle in her later years. Also what do the remaining family think of her rise to fame? Do they still snub her as they used to?

All in all a good read, which I found satisfying.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Margaret on 25 Sept. 2006
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I'm not normally one for "celebrity" autobiographies but after reading an extract from this in a newspaper I felt I had to read more. I started this at 8pm & finished it at 2am, I just couldn't put it down. To say that Kim had a hard life is an understatement. Those of us who had a normal happy upbringing will find it difficult to grasp that such cruelty can exist - maybe we've been shielded or blinkered - who knows?
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Daisy JN on 8 July 2007
Format: Paperback
I found this book very hard to put down once I started reading the harrowing life Kim went through. Starting with her own mother and then her siblings and then her first marriage. What a strong and courageous person she is. This is a must read. Thank goodness she found happiness in the end, with her lovely hubby and her TV show.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Charley on 23 Sept. 2006
Format: Hardcover
I found this quite a compelling read. Kim's description of growing up in a dysfunctional family post World War II would strike a chord with others. Her description of losing her baby had me in floods of tears and the happy ending negated the depressing early start. I enjoyed it.
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