'It wasn't until I had finally made something of my life that I realised I hadn't ever escaped Gran completely. I felt hollow and incomplete. To be totally free, I needed to understand why she behaved the way she did.' Felicity grew up with her single mum and grandparents in a tiny house in Scarborough. Her dad lived nearby but she was never allowed to meet his family. It was the first secret of many. Another was her Gran's violence towards her, and the psychological abuse that blighted her childhood. All Felicity knew ...

Guard a Silver Sixpence 2014, Pan Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781447277347

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