Oi, You F*cker by Snowball
It took David three months to write the 'emotionally draining' book which is currently being screen-played for adaption to the screen. Heartbreakingly he named it 'Oi' because it was a call he heard so often as a child he started life thinking it was his name.
It took David three months to write the 'emotionally draining' book which is currently being screen-played for adaption to the screen.
Heartbreakingly he named it 'Oi' because it was a call he heard so often as a child he started life thinking it was his name.
He said: "I had always known I would write the book one day but as with most things in life, there is a right and wrong time.
"To write a reflective book like this, you need the balance and experience that adult time on earth affords you.
"It hides nothing, and cares little for the feelings of the abusers, nor those who were complicit in their abuses. Only when there is an acknowledgement of what was facilitated and permitted in these homes, will the real process of healing for many of the victims begin.
"The most shocking part of the book, is that it was the norm. There was nothing unusual in anything that you read, and recent discussions at various conferences at which I have spoken, indicates that society needs to remain vigilant today, in a way that it neglected to do in the past.
"The book however, was never designed to help me come to terms with anything. If anything, it should help others come to terms with what they did to us who were unfortunate enough to end up in their care."
'Oi' has been extremely well received by readers and professionals alike - with a five star rating on Amazon and 44 reviews.
It is part of the recommended reading list for social work students at a number of universities and there are high expectations of it.
"People appear to find it a difficult read, mainly because they can identify with it. It is raw, brutally honest and quite graphic" explains David.
'Oi' is available to buy from Amazon and the paperback version costs £14.99.
The book is also available via click and collect and can be downloaded to Kindle.
Educational institutions, firms and charities can bulk purchase by contacting OYFTHEBOOK@GMAIL.COM