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Born Edmonton, London N17 in 1948, into poverty. Married 1970, 1981, 1989. Graduated 1997 University of Hertfordshire, College lecturer, later psychotherapeutic Counsellor. Retired and living in Cornwall.

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A way of being, Carl Rogers.

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Invisible Child

Mary hayward

Child begger, graduates as Counsellor to help others, like herself.

When Mary is eight the burden of begging for food begins. When her mother suffers TB, her father falls into drunkenness and she is left to starve with her little four year old sister.
As a teenager she is raped and betrayed by her best friend. She marries and then life falls apart when her best friend shoots herself.. She is betrayed with her child, alone and cast out onto the streets once more. Yet when she needs help she is turned away. She gets a check list, and finally she finds a love, so powerful that it took her breath away. Climbing out of poverty becomes her mission so that she can help children like herself.


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I wrote 650 days ago

Tod, The writing is so smooth, like the wise man talking softly to the child, so caring, so loving. To offer any improvement would be to spoil the style, and I wouldn't want to do that to you. There is room for polish, silly things really, but somehow I feel that they are so trivial. Search out for ... view book

I wrote 652 days ago

Ellise, Yes, Invisible Child is the true story of my life. I have researched the details to confirm timescales, visited locations, established facts reported in the newspapers of the time so as I could be sure that things happened as I described. I have spoken to ex husband Terry and he has filled... view book

I wrote 869 days ago

Thank you for reading Invisible Child, and for your observations on the first chapter. I guess that the first chapter has so much to say about the impact of the death of Joyce, that perhaps I get lost in my words. The other chapters are dealing with me as a child and perhaps I know myself with more ... view book

I wrote 928 days ago

Brian, I can see such an easy dialogue I can see children enjoying your book. You have a natural style which makes it so gentle for them to follow. Well done. Mary view book

I wrote 951 days ago

Hi Leni Just posted a few more chapters. I don't know if you get notified? Mary view book

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