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Trapeze Memoir MMP July £6.99 272pp 978 1 4091 6535 4 ebook: £6.99 / 978 1 4091 6537 8


Two siblings trapped in a world of abuse. One woman determined to free them.

The shocking true story of two neglected children saved from abuse and transformed by the love and care of incredible foster mother Maggie Hartley.

Evie and Elliot are scrawny, filthy and wide-eyed with fear when they turn up on Maggie’s doorstep. Aged just two and three years old, this brother and sister have hardly set foot outside their own home – a world of abuse, violence and neglect. Maggie tells of their heartbreaking upbringing and how, with warmth and dedication, she was able to transform their lives. We share her joy when these children finally smile again, when they realise they do have a future after all.


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Trapeze Memoir MMP December £6.99 272pp 978 1 4091 6538 5 ebook: £6.99 / 978 1 4091 6540 8

MAGGIE HARTLEY Ghost Girl abused, starved and neglected. a little girl desperate for someone to love her.

The true story of a little girl who suffered years of abuse at the hands of her family, eventually saved by foster mother Maggie Hartley.

kayleigh was a ghost of a girl when she arrived into Maggie’s care. Pale, frail and withdrawn, it was clear that she had seen and experienced things that no ten-year-old should have to. Through love, reassurance and patience, Maggie starts to unravel kayleigh’s painful past – abuse by the very people who should have protected her. Raised by a cruel aunt after her parents abandoned her, kayleigh was left to starve and wear rags, while her aunt’s children lived a life of luxury. It’s up to Maggie to help kayleigh find her voice; to be a ghost no more, and bring those who've harmed her to justice.

Maggie hartley has fostered more than 300 children while being a foster carer for over twenty years. Taking on the children other carers often can’t cope with, Maggie helps children that are deemed ‘unadoptable’ because of their behavior or the extreme trauma that they’ve been through. She’s looked after refugees, supported children through sexual abuse and violence court cases, cared for teenagers on remand and taught young mums how to parent their newborn babies. Maggie Hartley is writing under a pseudonym.

Trapeze Non-fiction • July / December 2016