Harrowing tale of a traumatic childhood

Gillian Large with her book
Gillian Large with her book

A Tring resident who is about to celebrate 50 years of marriage has just published a book about her traumatic childhood.

In It’s Always The Children, Gillian Large tells of growing up in the tangle of her mother’s relationships and assuming charge at a very early age for the children her mother produced.

The book, which is available on Amazon, has taken Gillian 32 years to write.

Despite the harrrowing conditions, she describes growing up in the 1950s and 60s with warmth and humour.

Gillian, aged 68, said: “It’s a big relief because I didn’t ever think I would finish it. But something gave me that drive and I felt I’d got to do it. Because of the feedback I’ve had from so many people, it’s made me so pleased I stuck with it.

“I hope it will help others who have been through traumatic childhoods.”