Wandering Scribe is a blogger who published under the name of Anya Peters, while a homeless woman. She came to the attention of the public in April , when her blog was featured in an article in the New York Times and by the BBC in their online magazine. Anya Peters described herself as a law graduate, who had come to be homeless after a mental breakdown following a bad relationship and debts. She said she was living in her car in some woods in central London, and taking showers in a local hospital. She further explained that her personal pride and fear prevented her from accepting any form of assistance from the authorities, and that there were no friends or family to whom she could turn. The blog's author also mentioned that she had written an unpublished novel and that she harboured feelings of jealousy for another homeless blogger who had received some sort of book deal because attention was drawn to his plight.
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Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Categories: Memoirs. Description 'Abandoned' is the true story of a childhood full of secrets, abuse and a little girl who didn't belong. This inspirational story is about how one woman finally overcame her traumatic childhood and adult homelessness to find a place she could call home.
Born illegitimately to Irish lovers, Anya was given away by her real mother and brought up in England by her loving aunt. However, her childhood with her new family was far from happy -- verbally and sexually abused for years, Anya finally cracked. She was only 11 years old.
Then, a few weeks after her violent uncle was taken away by the police for questioning, Anya lost her whole family overnight. They didn't die, although they might as well have done; they just went away, abandoning her.
There was no one else to care, so Anya pretended that she didn't either. She learnt to shut down, and not to let anybody in. She thought that she had worked through it all, overcome it. But then, several years later, through a series of unrelated problems, her life imploded again. Several things ended together: a job, a relationship, money, luck -- and she ended up homeless and living in her car in a laneway at the edge of the woods.
Review quote 'An uplifting story of survival. Anya's story gave me goose bumps. The Sun About Anya's blog: 'It is often powerfully written, giving a human face to anonymous suffering. About Anya Peters During a 9-month spell of homelessness, Anya started to describe her experiences by accessing the internet in her local library and writing an online journal. Her blog soon built up a regular readership and helped raise awareness of the issue of the 'hidden homeless'. Anya now lives in rented accommodation.
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Abandoned: The true story of a little girl who didn’t belong
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My old blog is at wanderingscribe. Most of you will know the old blog. I actually ended up living in my car. I did it for not much short of a year in the end. Seems insane writing that….
Abandoned : The True Story of a Little Girl Who Didn't Belong