A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard

By Jaycee Dugard

In the summertime of 1991 i used to be a standard child. I did general issues. I had buddies and a mom who enjoyed me. i used to be similar to you. till the day my lifestyles used to be stolen.

For eighteen years i used to be a prisoner. i used to be an item for somebody to take advantage of and abuse.

For eighteen years i used to be no longer allowed to talk my very own identify. I grew to become a mom and was once compelled to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an very unlikely situation.

On August 26, 2009, I took my identify again. My identify is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t ponder myself as a sufferer. I survived.

A Stolen lifestyles is my story—in my very own phrases, in my very own means, precisely as I commit it to memory.

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Upon their return, however, Lady Caroline was once more sent to stay with her grandmother at Holywell, ostensibly to “rest” after the arduous party season in Paris. Madame Récamier was the first to avail herself of the Bessboroughs’ proffered hospitality. She arrived in April 1803, making a stir by strolling through Kensington Gardens dressed in flowing white lace. According to biographer and scholar Margot Strickland, Caroline was so impressed by the utter self-possession and seeming self-sufficiency of Récamier that she decided to wear a similar lacy white robe and learned to recline on a sofa made specially for her, a copy of Marie Antoinette’s.

Lady Spencer asked Selina to check with Dr. ” To the twenty-first century reader, Caroline sounds very much the hyperactive child. ”51 Sadly, Georgiana’s own health worsened that summer. It may have been a thyroid disorder that caused the eye, eyelids, and cheek to swell to the size of a fist, protruding from her face. 52 Harriet’s health was not much better: “I have passed three hours in dreadful spasms; but Laudanum has still’d them,” she wrote to Lord Granville. 53 Lady Bessborough again suffered a return of her muscle spasms after her sister’s dreadful treatment.

He told the Prince that Harriet and Georgiana had betrayed his interests and were untrustworthy. 35 This necessitated some repair work, which Harriet undertook because Georgiana was simply not up to it. The Duchess of Devonshire’s health had continued to deteriorate, and Georgiana suffered a severe attack of kidney stones in September 1803. 36 As she gradually recovered, she realized that, had she died, she would have done so without having put her affairs in order. 37 Bess had given up completely on the Duke of Richmond and now spent all her time with her friend and protector, Georgiana.

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