Unbeaten: The Story Of My Brutal Childhood - Kim Woodburn; Richard Barber;Hodder & Stoughton, 2006, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans. Scar on the rear pastedown from, what appears to be, a security tag otherwise a very well presented copy.
Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “For Kim Woodburn, finding fame in her sixties in the smash-hit television series How Clean is Your House? is like living a fairy tale. But in the past she has often wished that she had never been born, for Kim has overcome horrific emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her alcoholic mother and neglect by her philandering father. In this brave and revealing story, Kim’s memories of growing up are not of love and cuddles but of beatings and random cruelty. Kim’s mother, unable to cope with her husband’s womanising, became a bitter and vicious drunk. An innocent victim caught in the crossfire, Kim was at a loss to understand why she should be the constant target of her mother’s frustrations. Shuttled between a succession of miserable children’s homes and two grim convents — Kim’s past has cast a long shadow over her life. Just before her sixteenth birthday she finally made her escape. But tragically her first marriage was an abusive one. Once again she was locked in a cycle of violence and fear. It has taken decades of hard work, and a wonderfully happy second marriage to emerge unbowed and unbeaten as Britain’s Queen of Clean.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 294 pages.