Matt Lowe's childhood was outwardly idyllic. He was part of a large, loving family and lived comfortably on the Norfolk coast. Yet, unnoticed by his parents and peers, he was being abused by a young man who had been welcomed into the family fold—in the guise of the perfect family friend. Jeremy was intelligent, artistic, and fantastic with children. A real-life Peter Pan, he was loved by the children and trusted by the adults. He was particularly fond of Matt and would organize outings and treats every weekend, just for the two of them. But from the start the relationship had a sinister side; one that Matt instinctively knew must remain hidden. Written with heart-wrenching candor, Matt's story is an unusually insightful and moving account of how one small boy endured many years of sexual and psychological abuse and how, without realizing, those closest to him allowed it to happen.
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Matt Lowe participated in an innovative community center set up to counter the social isolation of mental health service users in the inner city and currently provides support to young people in residential and other settings.Review:
"Sensitively handled, beautifully written" * The Bookseller * "A gut-wrenchingly honest book" * Daily Mail * "Sobering and disturbing ... Lowe describes with sometimes startling honesty what he went through ... not a cheerful read, understandably, but not wholly without optimism either" * Herald *
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Book Description Random House UK, 2007. Gebundene Ausgabe. Book Condition: Neu. 352 Seiten Text englisch - Buch ist neu und ungelesen - ( text english - book is new) - Jeder Lieferung liegt eine ordentliche Rechnung mit ausgewiesener MwSt. bei Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 490. Bookseller Inventory # 78654
Book Description Ebury Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0091912253
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Book Description Ebury Publishing. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Family Friend: A Child and the Damage One Man Can Cause., Matt Lowe, Matt Lowe was born into a large, loving family who lived in a small holiday resort on the English coast. Yet, unknown to his parents and peers, his life was far from ordinary. For many years, he was abused by a young man who had been welcomed into Lowe family life.in the guise of the perfect family friend. Jeremy was intelligent, artistic and fantastic with children. A real-life Peter Pan, he was loved by the children and trusted by the adults. But he soon singled out Matt for his particular attention. As their relationship took a more sinister turn, Matt became increasingly dependent on this new mentor and isolated from his family. Beautifully written with heart-wrenching candour, Matt's story begins in adulthood when he falls into a deep depression and embarks on a period of therapy forcing him to confront the true nature of his relationship with Jeremy. What follows is an unusually insightful and moving account of one man's struggle to come to terms with the ramifications of years of sexual and psychological abuse. Bookseller Inventory # B9780091912253