Following the public outcry after the death of Baby P, who was tortured and killed by his so called mother and her lover...
From the Times online
After 17 months enduring abuse of an almost unimaginable cruelty, the boy had been reduced to a nervous wreck, his hair shaved to the scalp and his body covered in bruises and scabs. Physical injuries included eight broken ribs, a broken back and the missing top of a finger, while the emotional damage was almost incalculable. Despite it all, Baby P was said to have still attempted a smile. Read more here
many people here and abroad took to the streets in charity walks and fundraising events. One woman, Elaine Woolacott, decided to organise a March in her own town of Exeter and other fundraising events, then decided she wanted to publish a small booklet filled with poems which the public had donated. That was when Elaine Denning (Liebfraumilch & Lipstick) offered to help do it on a bigger scale, by publishing a book of stories, photographs, poetry and artwork from people young and old. All their hard work has resulted in the book "Behind Closed Doors" being published and is available to buy from Blurb. If you click here it will take you straight to the book where you can preview the first 15 pages and, of course, buy it if you want to. All proceeds are going to the NSPCC in memory of Baby P and all the other children who have lost their lives through abuse. If you do decide to buy the book, Blurb have kindly agreed to free p&p up to the value of £10.00. Just enter NSPCC (no spaces and in caps) into the promo box and remember to click the apply button.
I purchased a copy of the book and I can tell you it is beautiful. Some of the stories are harrowing, but all of them are honest and well written. The photographs are amazing and the whole thing has been put together with love and care. All the proceeds of the book go to the NSPCC, to help children like Baby P who are being abused, beaten, mistreated. Please take a look, hopefully you will buy a copy, every book sold will make a difference.
Congratulations to Elaine Woolacott, Elaine Denning and all the contributors – I hope you sell millions, you are all stars.