Doncaster woman publishes book telling the tale of her abusive relationship

A Doncaster author hopes her autobiography will help abuse suffers share their tales and feel less alone.

Sunday, 22nd December 2019, 8:00 am
Updated Sunday, 22nd December 2019, 8:05 am

Caroline Wood, aged 37, from Doncaster Town Centre has put pen to paper to tell her life story in an autobiography focusing on the abuse she has suffered throughout her life.

She said: “It’s based on my real life, I suffered a mental break down after an abusive relationship in 2009.

“One in seven people suffer similar situations and I think it’s shocking how bad it is.

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“I wanted to write this book to show others that it’s not embarrassing and it’s not our fault.”

The book started as a personal diary which Caroline kept to hopefully one day explain the abuse to her children.

“It’s crazy but brave to put this story out into the world,” she continued.

“I really want to encourage others to share their stories and show how big of a problem this is to the government.”

Writing a book had not been an aspiration of Caroline’s until recently.

She said: “I left school at 13 and my English was never brilliant.

“But when I started writing this book it just came together - it all flowed.

“It helped me recover to write it all down.

“I hope this helps others to realise that they’re not alone - in the modern world of social media that can sometimes be hard.”

Caroline is self-publishing the book and it will be released on Amazon in March 2020, priced at £4.99.