Unbeaten : The Story of My Brutal Childhood Paperback
by Kim Woodburn
For Kim Woodburn finding fame in her 60s in the smash hit television series How Clean is Your House? with fellow dust-buster Aggie Mackenzie is like living a fairytale.
Often she has simply wished that she had never been born, for Kim has overcome horrific emotional and physical abuse both at the hands of her alcoholic mother and her philandering, sexually abusive father.
In her brave and revealing story Kim's memories of growing up are not of love and cuddles, but of beatings and random cruelty.
Shuttled between the brutal houses of her warring parents, a succession of miserable children's homes and a grim convent - Kim's past has cast a long shadow over her life.
But just before her sixteenth birthday she finally made her escape.
It has taken decades of hard work, and a wonderfully happy marriage to conquer depression but now she has emerged unbowed and unbeaten as Britain's Queen of Clean.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 05/04/2007
- Category: Television
- ISBN: 9780340922224
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Review by sianlvslibraries
Not my normal thing at all but although the subject was quite upsetting it was a compelling read.
Review by TheGoldenPen
Kim Woodburn is the Queen of Clean as she stars alonside Aggie Mckenzie in their series, 'How Clean is Your House'. In the popular domestic series in which the dynamic duo go around England's dirty houses cleaning up and teaching the filth offenders a thing or two about cleanliness. It is hard to imagine that unerneathe the facade of this ruthless but lovely English lady was hidden a brutally beatened and frightened girl. The story begins with the horrors young Pat Mackezie suffered at the hands of her drunkard mother.