/ Key title This heart-wrenching memoir from Toni Maguire tells the deeply moving story of an idyllic childhood that masked a terrible truth. Underneath her mother's gentility and her father's roguish charm lay horrifying secrets, which eventually led to their only child's near destruction. / The hardback reached Number Two on the Sunday Times bestseller list and sold over 50,000 copies in the UK. / Perfect for Mother's Day promotions / To be supported with an extensive marketing and publicity campaign - including 'Book of the Month' in the Closer Magazine book club advertorial, reviews, features and competitions. / Toni will tour the UK, Ireland, and South Africa on publication. / Serialisation for the HB was featured in The Mirror who ran two extensive extracts and featured an off-the-page offer. / Competition: 'Ugly', Constance Briscoe , 'Sickened', Julie Gregory ; 'Little Prisoner', Jane Elliott ; 'Just A Boy', Richard McCann ; 'The Kid', Kevin Lewis .
Toni Maguire lives in the UK and has lived in Ireland. She spends 3 months of every year in South Africa. Andrew Crofts (ghostwriter) has ghost-written three hardback number one bestselling memoirs including 'Just a Boy' and 'The Little Prisoner.'
'Hard to put down !. I truly felt I was living her life alongside her, being taken back in time. I could almost smell the honeysuckle and soda bread but also feel the dread and fear.' Jane Elliott, author of the No.1 bestseller 'The Little Prisoner' 'This memoir is testament to [Toni Maguire's] amazing courage'. Closer magazine. 'Amazing'. The Mirror.