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“this book is about 2 boy stuck up in a tower there...”

Written on: 03/10/2016 by hlKearney392 (1 review written)

this book is about 2 boy stuck up in a tower there names are called Blaise Thomas and Benedict Thomas. … Read Full Review

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“Highly recommend this book. It was thoroughly...”

Written on: 15/09/2016 by aramirez99 (1 review written)

Highly recommend this book. It was thoroughly entertaining and I could not put it down!… Read Full Review

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“This is a great book. Highly recommended. ”

Written on: 08/04/2016 by jk355 (5 reviews written)

This is a great book. Highly recommended… Read Full Review

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“can not belive this happened.”

Written on: 16/03/2016 by Dickeyej75 (1 review written)

could not believe that this was happening in the 60,s and 70,s.the parents should have been sent to prison for child cruelty.i am so glad peter turned out a decent human being but god forbid he could have been like his parents… Read Full Review

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“Great book! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I...”

Written on: 26/02/2016 by KWINSTON1 (5 reviews written)

Great book! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I recommend this book to everyone… Read Full Review

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“harrowing”

Written on: 05/10/2015 by KailynKane1962 (1 review written)

this made harrowing reading of the trials of child how only desired a "normal" life. But his spirit shone through and he lived to become that one thing he longed for as a child. He became a kind, caring loving dad and parent. Something of a miracle given his torturous upbringing. Best of luck for the future Peter. A fellow traveller… Read Full Review

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“Children should be loved”

Written on: 27/08/2015 by qeBowman251 (1 review written)

This is an appalling story and so appalling difficult to credit. The NSPCC does not look good to say the least. Peter should make a stronger protest. He was used by the whole grownup world he knew. His guardian angel certainly was around. His spirit was not daunted which amazes me… Read Full Review

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“Peter Roche, Unloved”

Written on: 10/08/2013

i was touched by the way this was told, as if it was person to person. I cannot believe that the Roche family had Officials visit their home and nothing was done to help Peter and his siblings. Their disgusting living arrangements alone should have prompted immediate help. Peter's parents ought to have served prison sentences for their abuse. No child should suffer such as Peter did, no child should live in fear and constant hunger. It was disgusting that both his 'Parents' (and I use that… Read Full Review

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“chlldhood”

Written on: 29/09/2012 by salsal (1 review written)

i have just this minute finished reading this book, i have read many like this 1, about abuse, strange tho why i do like reading these books, as i and my siblings didnt have a great upbringing, my mum was fantastic, but my dad was an alcoholic, and was very abusive to my mum, and us lot, but she never left him, i too was an alcoholic at the age of 13, i had my daughter wen i was 18, and i dnt like 2 admit it, but i wasnt a great parent, she ended up living with my mum when she was 14, i just… Read Full Review

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“Unloved very emotional and disturbing.”

Written on: 11/03/2012 by Emsie (1 review written)

I have just finished this book, my friend brought it for me on wednesday and i finished it today. I was dubious about reading it has i suffer with depression and new it would have some affect on me and may affect my mood more. But because i am a avid reader the temptation was to much. This book is so awful all the way through, how Peter and his siblings were treated is absouletly disgusting. I all got to me but the parts were he constantly wet himself and had to sleep on the floor because is… Read Full Review

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“This is very moving book which genuinely made me...”

Written on: 29/07/2011 by tweeedypie (7 reviews written)

This is very moving book which genuinely made me cry. Peter's childhood was very though and it's very sad to know that his parents didn't treat him well. I have becoming very interested in all different aspects of his life. … Read Full Review

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“What an amazing story of courage and of survival....”

Written on: 12/04/2011

What an amazing story of courage and of survival. Everyone who feels they have been hard done by in any form should read this book. Peter should you ever read this comment...you should be proud and hold your head high for surviving life and all it has dealt you. A brilliant and moving book that moved me to tears and made me wish I could go out and find that little boy and scoop him up and love him better… Read Full Review

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“PETER ROCHE THE STORY OF A STOLEN CHILDHOOD. I...”

Written on: 09/03/2011

PETER ROCHE THE STORY OF A STOLEN CHILDHOOD. I couldn't put this book down from the moment i picked it up, i almost felt like i was there right beside him. I have total respect and admiration for peter coping with the most horrific life he went through. The one thing i found though was the fact that i was still looking for some answers and wondering what he looked like now… Read Full Review

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“This book made me cry and can't understand how a mum...”

Written on: 05/11/2010 by janette1201 (1 review written)

This book made me cry and can't understand how a mum and dad could treat thier child like they did with Peter. What Peter did at the end in the hospital was sooo right. What right did his mam have to speak to him like that on his death bed. He did right by walking away. I read this book in 2 days as I couldn't put i down. Everyone should read this book… Read Full Review

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“I have had this book for a few years in my camper, but...”

Written on: 14/08/2010

I have had this book for a few years in my camper, but have never had chance to read as I have three young children to watch all the time and have never had chance. This last holiday I started it and got totally hooked, I thought it was so sad near the end where Peter discovered the photo of himself on the wall of Mrs Els, I cried. If I was to criticise I would say it was slightly slow to start but I not sure why maybe it was slightly repetative? It also made me want to see a photo of Peter… Read Full Review

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“This book made me realise just how lucky i am to have...”

Written on: 13/08/2010

This book made me realise just how lucky i am to have been raised in a far better way than what peter was, this book reduced me to tears when i finished it, i am proud of peter for being able to turn his life around after being treated in a terrible way by so called parents and brothers, his children should be proud of their father, and he should be proud of himself for coping with all that torment, but in the end he has fantastic children, and a lovely wife - their is only one word to describe… Read Full Review

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“i have just finished reading unloved it was hard to...”

Written on: 21/05/2010 by kerry larner (1 review written)

i have just finished reading unloved it was hard to beleive a child growing up same time as i was had such a hard life , i know relise how lucky i was to grow up with 5 sisters and loving parents . I was please peter got given a chance and was able to turn his life around for himself and children good luck peter and family for the future… Read Full Review

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“Great book, what an insight into a world of a child...”

Written on: 30/03/2010 by nat44 (1 review written)

Great book, what an insight into a world of a child who took so much from so called parents and siblings.
His children should be so proud of him.
Proof to all, that no matter how you are brought up there is always a way out and people there who can love and help you.
Its just horrible to think that someone can treat a human in this way, and it has even made me look at my little one and hug him tight knowing that he is loved, but somewhere out there, there is another little child who may be… Read Full Review

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“ PETER ROCHE UNLOVED ”

Written on: 19/03/2010

PETER ROCHE UNLOVED
This book made me cry so much i was heartbroken while reading it yet i couldnt put it down compulsive reading definately it makes you wonder just how many more are ill treated behind closed doors for years through out their childhood Peter suffered in silence and survived to write about it all my heart goes out to him now ive found the album cover with Peters photograph taken by Lord Snowden on the front there it was in my dads house but the record is missing from it id… Read Full Review

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“Excellent book, very sad and it is impossible to put...”

Written on: 19/02/2010 by carmen118 (1 review written)

Excellent book, very sad and it is impossible to put down as soon as you start reading it. I finished this book in one day and a half (and I go to school full time and I also have 2 kids) I found the time to finish it because it is very good… Read Full Review

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