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Hidden - Betrayed, Exploited and Forgotten. How One Boy Overcame the Odds. (Paperback) Loot Price: R180
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Hidden - Betrayed, Exploited and Forgotten. How One Boy Overcame the Odds. (Paperback)

Cathy Glass

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From the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author comes the poignant and shocking memoir of Cathy s recent relationship with Tayo, a young boy she fosters whose good behaviour and polite manners hide a terrible past.

Tayo arrives at Cathy s with only the clothes he stands up in. He has been brought to her by the police, but he is calm, polite, and very well spoken, and not at all like the children she normally fosters. The social worker gives Cathy the forms which should contain Tayo s history, but apart from his name and age, it is blank. Tayo has no past.

Tayo is an 'invisible' child, kidnapped from his loving father in Nigeria and brought illegally to the UK by his drink and drugs dependent prostitute mother, where he is put to work in a sweat shop in Central London. When he sustains an injury and is no longer earning, he is cast out.

When Cathy takes Tayo to school he points out a dozen different addresses where he has stayed in the last six months, often being left alone. Tayo lies, and manipulates situations to his own advantage and Cathy has to be continually on guard. Tayo s social worker searches all computer databases but there is no record of Tayo he has only attended school for 3 terms and has never seen a doctor. He and his mother have been evading the authorities by living underground .

With his mother recently released from prison, Tayo is desperate to live with his father in Nigeria, but no one can track him down or even prove that he exists."

General

Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2008
First published: March 2008
Authors: Cathy Glass
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 350
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-726098-0
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Violence in society
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships > Adoption & fostering
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Violence in society > Child abuse
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 0-00-726098-9
Barcode: 9780007260980

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