The Boy in the Cupboard

Penguin UK
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Three heart-stopping stories of children trapped by their parents' pasts ...

Craig, the little boy who can't speak English, isn't allowed to use his real name and hides food around his playschool, afraid he'll be hungry again. His parents are trying to make a fresh start, but their gangland bosses are about to catch up with the family and Craig will pay a terrible price...

Edgar is a twelve-year-old boy who nobody wants, not even the staff at the residential unit where he lives. Just when it seems that there might be a way of getting through to Edgar, his mother reveals a secret that changes everything ...

Vinnie is a teenage boy who knows exactly what his gangster father is capable of, of how he makes problems disappear. He also knows that he had become a very big problem for his father ...

... One man's fight to give these children the future they deserve.

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About the author

In fifteen years as a child protection worker, Shane Dunphy saw children growing up in horrific situations. He also saw their amazing ability to survive those unpromising beginnings. Shane is now a tutor on childcare courses and a respected commentator on child protection issues.
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Additional Information

Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Nov 6, 2008
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9780141903569
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Political Science / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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