Alice Lawrence. With Megan Lloyd Davies
Davies, Megan Lloyd
In April 2008, the world watched in horror as the news of Josef Fritzl made headlines. But for one British woman the story was not the stuff of unimaginable nightmares. Alice Lawrence knew all too well the torture suffered at the hands of a father whose depravity knew no bounds. She was kept a virtual prisoner and repeatedly made pregnant by him - and it was only after the death of one of her babies that she finally found the courage to escape. Born in the 1970s, Alice grew up in the impoverished back streets of an industrial Northern town with her parents and siblings. During her teenage years and into her early twenties, she was repeatedly made pregnant by her father, primarily in an effort to secure extra state benefits. All bar one of her pregnancies failed, but her child never made it trough its first year. The death of her baby was the spur to Alice bringing her father and abuser to justice. Finally, she can tell her deeply moving story of recovery.