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Abandoned
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/ Key title Separated from her real mother at birth, Anya grew up in terror of her drunken bullying uncle. Beaten, humiliated and sexually abused by him from the age of six, she thought her life couldn't get worse. But one day it did. / The 'Abandoned' hardback reached No. 3 in the Sunday Times Bestseller list and has remains in the top ten. / There has already been massive media interest in Anya's story and her homelessness blog www.wanderingscribe.blogspot.com. Anya's blog has been nominated for a media award run by the New Statesman magazine and averages 11,000 readers per week. Anya has been interviewed by BBC News and the New York Times amongst others. / The hardback enjoyed extensive media cover. The paperback publicity campaign will position 'Abandoned' at the inspirational memoir market with the aim to achieve No. 1 position in the non-fiction paperback chart. / Marketing campaign will target homeless charities and the Big Issue magazine to promote and raise awareness for the book. / Competition: The Little Prisoner (TCM 333,000) Ugly HB (TCM 105,000) Torey Hayden , One Child (TCM 324,000)

About the Author

During a 9-month spell of homelessness, Anya started to describe her experiences by accessing the internet in her local library and writing an online journal. Her blog soon built up a regular readership and helped raise awareness of the issue of the `hidden homeless'. Anya now lives in rented accommodation

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'Truly Inspirational' The Sun 'An uplifting story of survival.' Elle magazine 'Hugely inspiring ! Anya's story gave me goose bumps.' Jane Elliott, author of The Little Prisoner 'A powerful and utterly compelling story of a child's staggering courage.' Judy Westwater, author of Street Kid

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