Billy's Story

Billy's Story

Louise Allen


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From the bestselling author of the Thrown Away Children series comes another heartbreaking story of life in foster care.

Louise has trouble on her hands from the first moment that 5-year-old Billy Blackthorn comes to stay. He is one of more than 20 children taken into care from a single family, and erupts into the Allen household with a volatility that is frightening and disturbing in equal measure. It is only as Louise begins to uncover the secrets of Billy's dark past that she begins to understand what made his family 'untouchable'.

'Britain's top foster carer' The Sun

'A shining light' Emily Finch, BBC


Louise Allen:
From an early age, Louise was adopted into a family who from the beginning said they didn't want her. Her first book, Thrown Away Child, reveals the abuse and neglect she and a fellow adopted child suffered at the hands of their adopted mother Barbara. Ten years ago, Louise and her family became a fostering family. They have looked after over twenty children, some have stayed long term. This led to the bestselling series Thrown Away Children where Louise is inspired by the stories of children in the care system. Within days the book became a bestseller. Louise now draws on her experience to write a new series of 'How to' books about adoption, fostering and parenting. How to Adopt a Child is the unvarnished truth about adoption. Louise is well known for 'saying it as it is' so not only is it witty and engaging, it also empowers adopters to feel confident and in control and to know where to turn to for help.