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Founded on Fear - compelling reading!, 22 Jun 2011
Amongst all of the stories of abuse victims personal hell, this one stands alone. Peter Tyrell wanted his story told, not to make a buck, not to exorcise his demons, but purely and simply to stop it happening to others.
The saddest part for me was his simple belief that he just had to tell it and he would be believed and published, not so!
I believe his suicide was borne out of sheer despair, that no one would ever listen, that all his suffering was for nothing!
These industrial schools carried on with their "unique" forms of education and discipline for many, many years after Tyrells death, just maybe if someone had listened and believed him, years of misery and suffering could have been prevented for thousands of other children.
This book will stay with you long after you've read it.