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Summary

A truly inspiring and heartbreaking book from the mother of little James Bulger - whose murder by two young boys shocked the world.

On 12th February 1993, Denise's life changed forever. As she was running errands at New Strand Shopping Centre, she let go of her two-year-old son's hand to take out her purse. Denise never saw her son again.

In this extraordinary and heart-wrenching audiobook comes the unflinching account of that terrible day from James Bulger's mother, Denise. What if she had never taken James shopping? What if she had turned right coming out of the butcher's instead of left? Would she have seen her son being led out of the centre by two children?

Denise's initial hope - of seeing her son on CCTV with other kids - quickly turned to devastation when, two days later, James' body was found. His murder shocked the world, as his killers became the youngest convicted murderers in the UK. Denise then took up a tortuous legal battle for James, and it was her astonishing strength and love for her son that ultimately helped to change the way the law treats victims of crime.

This is a mother's tale of finding a way through the despair to remember the happiness and wonderful memories that James brought his family. Above all, Denise doesn't want her son to be remembered as a murdered child, and with this beautifully written audiobook she does just that.

©2018 Denise Fergus (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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extremely well told.

brilliant idea to narrate it in a Liverpool accent.makes it more sad.truly heart breaking story.

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A mothers fight to be heard

heartbreaking, but now I don't just see the baby who was murdered by two truly evil children,whose picture I have never forgotten I see James running around in my mind. Thank you Denise and JUSTICE FOR JAMES

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The bravest woman

This is the most heart breaking, saddest, emotional yet bravest book I have ever read.
What a remarkable woman Denise Fergus is .

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Heartbreaking

This book is honest, brutally honest.. although Denise doesn't know the full extent of her babies injuries so the listener is spared that detail but her account of what she and her family and to endure is horrendous. She's a better woman than I as I would want them hung for what they did.. brilliantly read and sets the record straight on stuff the press got wrong.

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Emotional and Heartbreaking

Narrated really well. So heartbreaking to listen too though. I can't even begin to imagine the pain, heartache and anger Denise, her family and friends have gone through over the last 25 years. My heart goes out to them all.

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Wow...Heartbreaking but a must read.

It been a true eye opener to all that Denise and Ralph and her poor family endured... and still do.
Although heartbreaking a truly insured story of A mother's love and fight for justice. Keep fighting.....

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Beautiful

Loved it
Was touching and I finished it in two days. I was so moved by it

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A Moving, honest account of a mother's battle for Justice for James

I would have given this book 10 stars if I could. I applaud Denise Fergus for having the courage to share her most personal thoughts and feelings and for successfully reminding us that James was so much more than the tiny figure being led out of the Strand Shopping Arcade on that fateful day. James was a loving little boy with a beautiful soul; a son, grandson, nephew, cousin and a big brother to be. James was funny, sweet, energetic and mischievous; his mother's 'little monkey'. It's a heart wrenching account of a mother's battle for justice.

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excellent in every way.

This is a true honest account of this mother's fall into pure hell but was strong enough to survive and then make changes and challenges to the justice system, all in the name of James. the actress who read the book was perfectly and exceptionally fitting that the book was read out in the correct accent

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emotional yet inspiring

really enjoyed the layout of this book. the way it was written bought out the true, emotional yet inspiring story of James' family. the impact on the whole family is far more than one could imagine. the cruel, devastating effect the disgusting act those vile boys caused will never be able to be treated out of them. Denise said and proven this with the smallest amount of information she was given.
an incredible mother x