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  Richard Pelzer 8 February 2005  
on living with an abusive mother

In 2001, Dave Pelzer wrote about the horrific abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother during his childhood, and how she encouraged his brothers to treat him as 'the family slave'. One brother in particular stood out. Now, that brother has written his own version of events.

Jenni talks to Richard Pelzer about his role as his mother's main collaborator and how, when Dave was taken away, he fell from favour and found himself on the receiving end of the abuse.
 
A Brother's Journey: Surviving a Childhood of Abuse
Richard B. Pelzer 
Little Brown
ISBN 0316727326

My Story: 'A Child Called It', 'The Lost Boy', 'A Man Named Dave'
Dave Pelzer
Orion ISBN: 0752853716

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BBC  Your Family - Child Abuse 


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