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Caged Bird By Katy Morgan-Davies

Caged Bird by Katy Morgan-Davies

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'I was the shadow child no one ever saw...'From the day she was born until she escaped aged 30, Katy Morgan-Davies knew nothing but a life in captivity.

Caged Bird Summary

Caged Bird by Katy Morgan-Davies

'I was the shadow child no one ever saw...' From the day she was born until she escaped aged 30, Katy Morgan-Davies knew nothing but a life in captivity. Her father was the deluded and cruel leader of a cult based in South London who convinced himself that he was a god, and the immortal leader of the world. Her father's paranoia and his need to completely control those around him led to Katy being imprisoned indoors with the curtains drawn most of the time, denied any kind of love or friendship. From a young age, Katy's father subjected her to violence and mental abuse. She was not permitted contact with anyone outside the house and on the rare occasions she did have to go out, she was always chaperoned. When she did finally engineer her escape she realised just how little she knew of the world outside her front door. She had never before done the things we take for granted such as choosing what she wanted to eat from a menu or travelling by herself on public transport. Step by step, she learned the skills she needed in order to exist in a world that was completely unfamiliar to her. In this unique and powerful memoir, we see how Katy rose above what she suffered and found a way to freedom through her love of books. Reading the works of others enabled her to see her captivity for what it truly was, while writing gave her a voice when her own was silenced. Her story raises fascinating questions, such as how a child can be kept hidden from the world outside and how, in spite of years of being brainwashed, Katy still developed a clear sense of right and wrong.

About Katy Morgan-Davies

Katy Morgan-Davies now lives in Leeds and attends college, studying English and Maths. Every day, in every small way, she relishes her freedom. She hopes that in sharing her story she will inspire others to speak out about the oppression they suffer. Her ambition for the future is to help people, and to stop anyone from feeling as sad and lonely as she did for so many years.

Additional information

GOR009013630
9780593079683
059307968X
Caged Bird by Katy Morgan-Davies
Used - Like New
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2018-05-03
416
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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