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The Resource The forgotten child : the powerful true story of a boy abandoned as a baby and left to die, Richard Gallear with Jacquie Buttriss

The forgotten child : the powerful true story of a boy abandoned as a baby and left to die, Richard Gallear with Jacquie Buttriss

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The forgotten child : the powerful true story of a boy abandoned as a baby and left to die
Title
The forgotten child
Title remainder
the powerful true story of a boy abandoned as a baby and left to die
Statement of responsibility
Richard Gallear with Jacquie Buttriss
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Language
eng
Summary
Based on a true story, The Forgotten Child is a heart-breaking memoir of an abandoned newborn baby left to die, his tempestuous upbringing, and how he came through the other side. It's a freezing winter's night in 1954. A baby boy, a few hours old, is left by his mother, wrapped in nothing but two sheets of newspaper and hidden amongst the undergrowth by a canal bank. An hour later, a late-shift postman is walking wearily home when he hears a faint cry. He finds the newspaper parcel and discovers the newborn, white-cold and whimpering, inside. After being rushed to hospital and against all odds, the baby survives. He's baptised by the hospital chaplain as Richard. Everything feels as though it's looking up; Richard is put into local authority care and regains his health. However, after nearly five blissful years in a rural care home filled with loving friends, it soon unfolds that his turbulent start in life is only the beginning' Based on a devastating true story, this inspirational memoir follows Richard's traumatic birth, abusive childhood, and search for the truth
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Gallear, Richard
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Buttriss, Jacquie
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  • Gallear, Richard
  • Abandoned children
  • Child abuse
  • Foster home care
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The forgotten child : the powerful true story of a boy abandoned as a baby and left to die, Richard Gallear with Jacquie Buttriss
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Publication
Control code
on1084313516
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780008320768
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The forgotten child : the powerful true story of a boy abandoned as a baby and left to die, Richard Gallear with Jacquie Buttriss
Publication
Control code
on1084313516
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780008320768
Other physical details
illustrations

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