To Hell and Back


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A Short Story of my Life
By Ann Denise Parsons

ISBN: 978-1-84747-175-8
Published: 2007
Pages: 79
Key Themes: Ann is a survivor of an abusive alcoholic father, divorced parents, homelessness, a Christian Cult, police corruption and psychiatric abuse.


Anns book is the poignant yet accessible memoir of being bought up with an alcoholic father. To Hell and Back documents the effect that this, coupled with her parents bitter divorce, can have on a young mind. Throughout Ann searches for ways to explain her own troubled times. This is an excellently written and vividly descriptive narrative, a must read for anybody who has had similar experience to Ann.

About the Author

Ann was born in 1961 and grew up in Loughton in Essex until her parents divorce when she was 22, when she moved with her mother to nearby Woodford Green. She now lives in Ilford in East London.

Despite their fathers alcoholism Ann and her sister both had horses and enjoyed an idyllic childhood, but things dramatically changed for Ann after her parents bitter divorce. This set off a series of events that spiralled out of control. After several years of misdiagnosis and tragedies, Ann has now found relative calm in which to tell her story.

1 review for To Hell and Back

  1. John Harley (verified owner)

    an extremely well written book, a deeply honest memoir of how alcholism can affect an entire family

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