Sunday, 22 April 2018

#BlogTour: Without Consent by Sid Spencer @mr_sidspencer #WithoutConsent #RandomThingsTours

Published independently Without Consent is available now. You can get your copy here. My thanks to the author for the review copy and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me on to the blog tour. 

A childhood in the care system, a boarding school in the remote countryside, a boy forgotten and abused.
This is the true story of how I, as a small boy, went from my neglectful, volatile parents, to controlling, uncaring foster carers and to a boarding school rife with sexual abuse, perpetrated by the adults there.
Experience the court trial, the fear of having to face my abuser, my fight to be believed and the final outcome.
This is a story of hope, of strength and of justice. This is a story that, sadly, too many children experience.
This is a story that should never have to be told by anyone again.
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My Thoughts:

I knew when I was asked to read Without Consent that I would find it a tricky read but an important one. I am glad that I read it and I am glad that I can talk about it with you here today. 

Without Consent is Sid Spencer's story in his own words. It is moving, haunting, often brutal but it is real and honest and I implore you to read it. It will be tricky for some, trigger emotions in others but it is a story that needs to be heard.

Sid Spencer grew up in care and later went to boarding school. In a place were he should have been safe and nurtured. He was abused by someone in a position of authority. This story is told in all its detail, yes it made me feel uncomfortable, but I am glad that the author is now in a position to be able to tell his story and hope that even one more person steps forward and can say that it has happened to them too. 

Also within this story is the court cases and the authors fight for justice. I really hope that in telling his story it has been a somewhat cathartic experience, and helped in a small way to begin to heal the mental and physical anguish of the events. 

Important and made me angry. Emotive and incredibly moving. I hope that you read this one too. 

About the Author:
Sid Spencer has been a father since 2010 when, with his husband, they fostered and adopted their two children.
Sid soon realised that in order to help his two children to heal, he needed to help the boy that we was to heal as well.
Sid leaves in West Sussex where he writes, paints and is the dad at home.


Twitter @mr_sidspencer


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  1. thanks for this fabulous Blog Tour support Leah x

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