The Little Prisoner: How a childhood was stolen and a trust betrayed

The Little Prisoner: How a childhood was stolen and a trust betrayed

by JaneElliott (Author)

Synopsis

An inspirational true story of a 4 year old girl who fell into the power of a man whose evil knew no bounds. She encountered terrifying mental and physical torture from her psychopathic stepfather for a period of 17 years until she managed to break free, her spirit still unbroken Jane Elliott fell into the hands of her sadistic and brutal stepfather when she was 4 years old. Her story is both inspiring and horrifying. Kept a virtual prisoner in a fortress-like house and treated to daily and ritual abuse, Jane nonetheless managed to lose herself in a fantasy world which would keep her spirit alive. Equally as horrifying as the physical abuse Jane suffered, were the mental games her tormentor played -- getting his kicks from seeing Jane humiliated, confused, crushed and defeated at every turn. Her family and neighbourhood were all terrified of Jane's stepfather so no-one held out a rescuing hand. So Jane had to help herself. When she was 21 she ran away with her baby daughter and boyfriend to start a new life in hiding. Several years on she found the courage to go to the police. A court case followed where Jane bravely stood up against the unrepentant aggressor she so feared. He was jailed for 17 years. Jane's family took his side.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publisher: Element
Published: 17 Jan 2005

ISBN 10: 0007196105
ISBN 13: 9780007196104

Media Reviews

'An inspirational page-turner.' Heat

'The devastating and moving true life story of Jane's life. A powerful read.' Best

'A tragic tale, yet filled with hope.' Woman

`This true story of an escape from a miserable childhood makes inspiring reading.' Woman & Home

Author Bio

Jane Elliott is a pseudonym. She first decided to tell her story to the police after taking inspiration from Dave Pelzer's powerful memoir, A Child Called It. She become convinced she should not remain a silent victim but act against the evil stepfather who had kept her a virtual prisoner for so many years.