Paolo Hewitt was put into care at a very early age following his mother's breakdown. He was placed with a foster family where he was regularly beaten and humiliated by the mother. After enduring years of her destructive anger and abuse he rebelled and was sent to an orphanage. He was ten-years-old. This volume tells what life was like for kids in a British orphanage in the 1970s. It has been written for all those children who, in the author's own words "go to sleep at night believing the world to be a dark, terrible place". It addresses the emotional struggle which children who lived in orphanages faced, and seeks to address the feeling of fear and rejection which afflict so many children without a normal family life.
Paolo Hewitt is an accomplished music journalist and writer. His previous publications include The Sharper Word: A Mod Anthology. Heaven's Promise: A Novel, The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw: The Robin Friday Story and the critically acclaimed Forever The People: Six Months On The Road with Oasis. More recently he wrote the highly successful The Soul Stylists: Forty Years of Modernism and Alan McGee and the Story of Creation Records, both published by Mainstream.