My body shook with the first kick to my naked body. His boots were heavy. First he kicked at my legs. Then my thighs. I curled in a ball to try to protect myself, his kicks penetrated me, the bones in my back and ribs felt like they were crumbling. I knew I was going to die...Screams echoed around the room as I tried to reach up to the window so I could jump out.
Full Circle continues the life story of Jane Hersey which began with Breath in the Dark. It tells the harrowing true tale of a socially isolated young woman, who is neglected, physically and emotionally abused and living in poverty and deprivation. 'I was 16 years old when I left Manchester, struggling with emotional and related physical problems. Unable to hold down a job I found myself homeless. Coerced into a relationship I quickly became pregnant. Soon after my partner turned extremely violent. The emotional and physical abuse was relentless.
After a life threatening beating I left in the middle of the night with my 18 month old baby. Refused help by the Homeless Families Department because I had lived out of Manchester for three years. I found myself homeless with a baby, at the mercy of unscrupulous people, forced into prostitution and sexually exploited.
- Author: Jane Hersey
- Publisher: Troubador Publishing
- Date of Publication: 14/02/2013
- Language: English
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN-10: 178088429X
- ISBN-13: 9781780884295
- Subject Autobiography: General