The Boy Behind the Door


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In August 1982, 12-year-old David Bisson, dressed in an anorak and a woolly coat, was found in a public garden in Paris. Taken to a police station, he told a story that at first no one could believe. He had just spent eight years of his life imprisoned by his mother, first chained to a pipe in the bathroom, then locked for the last year in a wardrobe, fed only on scraps. His mother had subjected him to a regime of horrific punishments - he was constantly beaten or burned with cigarettes for speaking out of turn, eating too ...

The Boy Behind the Door 1995, Reed International Books

ISBN-13: 9780749321239

Trade paperback

The Boy Behind the Door 1994, Mandarin, London

ISBN-13: 9780749317065

Mass-market paperback