Tears at Bedtime

Random House
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At just six years old Tom Wilson fell prey to a predator of the worst sort. David Murphy was supposed to be his carer, instead he lifted his victims from their beds in the dead of night, and Tom was powerless to stop it.

Tom endured years of horrific abuse which led to years of silence and self-torture. He grew up to be a troubled man, stumbling through care homes, schools, borstal and eventually prison. The damage that was done to him in those early years had destroyed his life.

Then, one day, Tom read a newspaper article which unlocked the terrible memories he'd kept hidden for over forty tormented years. And a painful battle for justice began...

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About the author

Tom Wilson was placed in the care of the Scottish social services at just 10 months old. It wasn't until he was 45 that he first spoke about the terrible attrocities he endured during the six years he was at St Margaret's Children's Home in Fife. Tom Wilson is married and his brother is the world famous darts player, Jocky Wilson.
Andrew Crofts has been a freelance writer and author for over thirty years and his ghostwritten works include several Sunday Times number one bestsellers. Other inspirational memoirs he has ghosted include Betrayed by Lyndsey Harris, Shattered by Mavis Marsh, Sold by Zana Mushen, The Little Prisoner by Jane Elliott, The Kid by Kevin Lewis, Please Daddy, No by Stuart Howarth, For a House Made of Stone by Gina French, My Family is All I Have by Helen-Alice Dear, Pete - My Story by Pete Bennett and Just a Boy by Richard McCann. He is also the author of The Freelance Writer's Handbook.

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Publisher
Random House
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Published on
Dec 15, 2010
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781446409572
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
Family & Relationships / Abuse / Child Abuse
Political Science / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
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"I'm scared and scarred but I’ve survived"
 
Tom Wilson was raised in the rough-and-tumble world of Hamilton—Steeltown— in the company of World War II vets, factory workers, fall-guy wrestlers and the deeply guarded secrets kept by his parents, Bunny and George. For decades Tom carved out a life for himself in shadows. He built an international music career and became a father, he battled demons and addiction, and he waited, hoping for the lies to cease and the truth to emerge. It would. And when it did, it would sweep up the St. Lawrence River to the Mohawk reserves of Quebec, on to the heights of the Manhattan skyline.
     With a rare gift for storytelling and an astonishing story to tell, Tom writes with unflinching honesty and extraordinary compassion about his search for the truth. It's a story about scars, about the ones that hurt us, and the ones that make us who we are.
 
From Beautiful Scars:
 
Even as a kid my existence as the son of Bunny and George Wilson seemed far-fetched to me. When I went over it in my head, none of it added up. The other kids on East 36th Street in Hamilton used to tell me stories of their mothers being pregnant and their newborn siblings coming home from the hospital. Nobody ever talked about Bunny's and my return from the hospital. In my mind my birth was like the nativity, only with gnarly dogs and dirty snow and a chipped picket fence and old blind people with short tempers and dim lights, ashtrays full of Export Plain cigarette butts and bottles of rum.
     Once, when I was about four, I asked Bunny, "How come I don't look anything like you and George? How come you are old and the other moms are young?"
      "There are secrets I know about you that I’ll take to my grave," she responded. And that pretty well finished that. Bunny built up a wall to protect her secrets, and as a result I built a wall to protect myself.
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