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Love as Always, Mum xxx

Love as Always, Mum xxx

‘A CHILLING new memoir by the daughter of mass murderer Fred West and his wife Rose describes the savage cruelty of her upbringing in 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester’ DAILY MAIL

‘Mae, I mean this … I’m not a good person and I let all you children down …’ Rose West, HM PRISON DURHAM


It has taken over 20 years for Mae West to find the perspective and strength to tell her remarkable story: one of an abusive, violent childhood, of her serial killer parents and how she has rebuilt her life in the shadow of their terrible crimes.

Through her own memories, research and the letters her mother wrote to her from prison, Mae shares her emotionally powerful account of her life as a West. From a toddler locked in the deathly basement to a teen fighting off the sexual advances of her father, Mae’s story is one of survival. It also answers the questions: how do you come to terms with knowing your childhood bedroom was a graveyard? How do you accept the fact your parents sexually tortured, murdered and dismembered young women? How do you become a mother yourself when you’re haunted by the knowledge that your own mother was a monster? Why were you spared and how do you escape the nightmare?


What other readers are saying about Love as Always, Mum xxx:


A fascinating read. Mae West seems like such a warmhearted and caring person. It was heart-breaking to hear about what she went through.’ 5* Goodreads

‘This book is truly moving in many ways and as much as I want to say I enjoyed it, I didn’t, because it was heart-wrenching, but that’s why it’s a 5-star read. So much emotion and truth. It’s definitely hard not to be moved by this.’ 5* Goodreads

‘This is an extremely important story to read, giving Mae a voice to be verbal about breaking the cycle of abuse and surviving a terror she never thought she would be a part of. And because of that, it deserves five stars.’ 5* Goodreads

‘This has got to be the most heartbreaking and emotionally demanding book I have ever read … a heart wrenching and powerful read.’ 5* Goodreads

‘As an avid reader of true crime books I had read a lot about Feed and Rose West. However with all of those books I had never considered their surviving children. This feels like such a raw, honest and real account of day to day life in 25 Cromwell Street. Good on you Mae for your strength to tell your story.’ 5* Goodreads

A hauntingly tragic book. I couldn’t put it down from start to finish.’ 5* Goodreads
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Genre: Biography & True Stories

On Sale: 6th September 2018

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781409144977