Thrown Away Child
A True Story of Abuse and Neglect in the Care System, by Louise Allen with Corinne Sweet (ghostwriter) – Simon and Schuster, 2017
A foster home should be a safe refuge for children with a troubled start in life, but this was not the case for Louise Allen.
This is a gripping tale of a terrible abuse of childhood. Louise was born in 1968 in the Home Counties and fostered, then adopted, by a sadistic, disturbed woman. She was hurt, punished, starved, abused and only survived through the kindness of travellers who lived nearby. With her talent for art, Louise finds the courage to change her destiny, but it is an uphill struggle which almost kills her.