Donated Books – NLS

Domestic Abuse books donated by Haven Horizons to National Library Service

BRUTALLY HONEST

The tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl.

Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success. With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and trademark Yorkshire humour.

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REMEMBERED FOREVER

A family’s devastating story of domestic abuse and murder.

Written by the boys, but laced with the voices of Claire and Charlotte, this gripping and moving account brings deeper understanding to the shocking crime of domestic abuse and homicide.

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OPERATION LIGHTHOUSE

Reflections on our Family's Devastating Story of Coercive Control and Domestic Homicide

Why would an 'ordinary' father murder his family? On 19 July 2016, Claire and Charlotte Hart were murdered in broad daylight, by the family's father using a sawn-off shotgun.

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THE RIGHT TO BE ME

A harrowing tale of a woman's struggle to free herself from the clutches of an abusive marriage.

With a childhood that consisted of sexual abuse and emotional blackmail, she carves out a life for herself as a podiatrist - a dream she's had since childhood.

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WOMEN WITH CONTROLLING PARTNERS

Taking Back Your Life from a Manipulative or Abusive Partner

A controlling or abusive partner can break even the strongest person—unless you know what to look for. Written by an expert in intimate partner abuse and based on her highly successful recovery program.

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OUT OF THE FOG

Moving From Confusion to Clarity After Narcissistic Abuse.

Lying. Cheating. Manipulating. Will they ever change? What will it take to get through to them? They apologised, but will this time be different...or will they just get better at hiding what they are up to?

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LIVING WITH THE DOMINATOR

This book explains violent and abusive behaviour and places it in a social context.

It can help readers of any age and sexual orientation to change their own behaviour and to recognise when they are being controlled.

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POWER AND CONTROL

Why Charming Men Can Make Dangerous Lovers.

In the new edition of her classic work, Sandra Horley CBE draws on almost four decades supporting abused women to provide an insight into the reality behind the mask of the charming man.

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DARK CHAPTER

The novel is as disturbing and entertaining as any crime thriller is.

Li is writing from experience, fictionalising her attack as a way to explore how the legal system treats rape victims, and the real effects of such an experience.

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Books donated in 2018


COERCIVE CONTROL

How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life (Interpersonal Violence).

The story of physical and sexual violence against women has been told often. But this is the first book to show that most abused women who seek help do so because their rights and liberties have been jeopardized, not because they have been injured.

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responding to domestic violence

RESPONDING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Emerging Challenges for Policy, Practice and Research in Europe.

This book describes how countries within and outside the EU are responding to the problem in policy, practice and research. Eminent academics and professionals from a range of European countries share their findings from new ground-breaking victim surveys, and weigh up the legal, social and healthcare challenges.

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homicide and gender

DOMESTIC ABUSE, HOMICIDE AND GENDER

Strategies for Policy and Practice

Based on research with frontline professionals and domestic abuse and homicide victims, this book argues for a re-conceptualisation of the female victim to enhance safety management and encourage a deeper understanding of the emotional dynamics and social structures which perpetuate violence.

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WHEN DAD HURTS MUM

Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse.

Can my partner abuse me and still be a good parent? Should I stay with my partner for my children's sake? How should I talk to my children about the abuse and help them heal? Am I a bad mother?

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WHY DOES HE DO THAT?

Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

In this ground-breaking bestseller, Lundy Bancroft—a counsellor who specialises in working with abusive men—uses his knowledge about how abusers think to help women recognise when they are being controlled or devalued, and to find ways to get free of an abusive relationship.

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NEXT TIME SHE'LL BE DEAD

Battering & How to Stop it

This revised and updated edition of "the most critically acclaimed book" (Publishers Weekly) on domestic violence includes information on the effect of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, examines resources on the Internet, and details what you can do to help stop battering.

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ARRESTED JUSTICE

Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation

Black women in marginalised communities are uniquely at risk of battering, rape, sexual harassment, stalking and incest. Through the compelling stories of Black women who have been most affected by racism, persistent poverty, class inequality, limited access to support resources or institutions, Beth E. Richie shows that the threat of violence to Black women has never been more serious, demonstrating how conservative legal, social, political and economic policies have impacted activism in the US-based movement to end violence against women.

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