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Summary

In 1976, Francis Beaumont spirited 11-year-old Kim Chown and her brother away from their mother to Africa, where he had taken a job as a university lecturer. There, behind a veneer of respectability, he terrorised and brutalised his own child, Kim, sexually and emotionally abusing her several times a day.

Only aged 20 did Kim feel able to escape from him, descending into alcoholism, after her siblings and mother refused to help her seek justice. But after almost ending her own life, Kim fought back. With the support of her husband and adult children, she finally faced him in court and won justice for his shocking crimes. 

This is one woman's inspiring true story of overcoming harrowing abuse to build a happy life - against all odds.

©2021 Kim Chown (P)2021 Bonnier Books UK

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harrowing story of one persons life

very hard listening, possibly the most harrowing recount, amazing strength from family and within

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Heartbreaking, raw and unimaginable

Kim your strength is mind blowing.
Your pain must be immeasurable but I am so glad you take some peace from your story helping others.
Wishing you such a happy and peaceful rest of your life. Enjoy your children and grandchildren and your fabulous husband.
You are amazing.

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powerful

a powerful book I was abused at the age of 6 thankfully it only happened once but that once was enough we'll done to the author for telling her story and going to court shame on her brother and sister's

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inspirational

inspirational woman what courage, I hope your story reaches a great many people who may find the courage you have

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My first audio book. Very good

Saw this lady's story in the daily mail so decided to sign up for audible free trial to listen. It was very well-read and the story, although terrible, was gripping. Awful to think this isn't fiction.

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This story needs to be heard on so many counts however it would have benefited from a different narrator.

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Found this profoundly eye opening, outstanding bravery in not only living through this but also being able latterly to share the awful experiences in this book.

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Very powerful book

First of all may I thank you Kim for writing this all down they do say writing down bad events in your life can help with the healing process. Secondly I praise you for your courage for a child going through such agony from your father was the worst betrayal I can not imagine.
Hearing the appalling things this monster did was just pure evil and I would hope he dies in prison alone, he really doesn't deserve your sympathy Kim and as for your brother and sisters I can't imagine how they thought it right to stick by him.
Georgian Sutton was very good at narrating as well.
Thank you once again, this story had to be told.

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Harrowing

What Kim went through was harrowing and the book was difficult to listen to in parts. There were parts that were so disturbing I wanted to skip over them but didn’t. Kim’s strength and courage throughout her ordeal is amazing. She showed such courage to bring her Father to justice even without her siblings support.

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A very well written book about Kim's journey, you feel that you just want to pick her up from there and take her somewhere safe.