Broken and Betrayed

For fourteen years, Jayne Senior tried to help girls from Rotherham who had been groomed, raped, tortured, pimped and threatened with violence by sex traffickers. As the manager of Risky Business, which was set up to work with vulnerable teens, she heard heartbreaking and shocking stories of abuse and assiduously kept notes and details of the perpetrators, passing information on to the authorities in the belief that they would do something. Eventually, when she lost hope that the authorities would take action against the gangs she had identified as the abusers, she became a whistleblower for The Times investigative reporter Andrew Norfolk.Broken and Betrayed

Now, in her powerful memoir, she describes a life spent working to protect Rotherham’s girls, the pressure put on her to stop rocking the boat, and why she risked prison in the hope that she could help end the appalling child exploitation in the town.



Senior tells her story in a refreshingly down-to-earth style, the heartfelt details of her family’s joys and tribulations acting as a strangely moving counterpoint to the horrors perpetrated on the girls she was trying to save. It adds up to a compulsive read.

- Bel Mooney, the Daily Mail.



orphan-of-islamThis is the truly remarkable story of Alexander Khan, a half-white, half-Asian boy from the North of England who was raised by a strict Muslim family and later sent to a madrassa in Pakistan to be educated by fundamentalists. Alexander escaped aged 13 and made his way back to England via a series of astonishing adventures.

Alexander Khan  - HarperCollins, 2012 .


Told with searing honesty, heartfelt emotion and bucket loads of wit. [Alex] has risked death threats to tell this tale. It was worth the risk.

- The Sun

This book will challenge how you think and cause you to question your moral values.

- Steve McLaughlin, author of ‘Squaddie’

A true story of courage and inspiration’

- Jasvinder Sanghera, author of ‘Shame’ and founder of Karma Nirvana

Wow what an emotional rollercoaster -  an essential read. Fantastic, even better than the “Kite Runner”, I’ve already recommended it to all if my friends.

- ‘JV’, Amazon



butterfly-brainBarry Cryer is a legendary scriptwriter and comedian, appearing regularly on Radio 4 and various TV shows. Several weeks of interviews with Barry helped to produce this volume of memories, anecdotes and observations.

Barry Cryer – Orion, 2009.


Fascinating to read and difficult to put down.

- The Express

A very funny and informative read… full of anecdotes and a brilliant insight into show business.

- Mal Harris, Amazon





Three and Out

Three and Out‘Three and Out’ is the novelisation of a film produced in the UK and starring Mackenzie Crook, Gemma Arterton, Imelda Staunton and Colm Meaney. It was written as a tie-in with the film, which was released in April 2008.

Paul Callow – Rovinge, 2008.


The funniest book I have read in a long time.

- Daniel Storey, Amazon


Fordhall FarmThis is the story of brother and sister Ben and Charlotte Hollins, who saved their family’s crumbling yet agriculturally important organic farm from developers by raising almost £1 million by an appeal and turning it into a cooperative venture. Their story was told in alternate chapters with a foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Ben and Charlotte Hollins – Hodder & Stoughton, 2007.


The Erin Brockovich of the organic world.

- Eve Magazine

An extraordinary battle of modern times.

- Weekend Daily Mail

Deserves to be read … A simple yet engaging human story.

- Daily Mail