Jimmy Holland was born into a family suffering at the hands of their drunk and abusive father.
At the age of just two weeks, he was placed into care.
The beginning of a life lived in a constantly changing environment of homes, authorities and institutions began.
Let down and frequently abused, it wasn't long before Jimmy strayed onto the wrong side of the tracks.
Before long, the mould for a problem child was set. He quickly turned from substance abuse to drug use and, in turn, to crime - his only means of an escape.
An inevitable lifetime of crime faced him and he soon became associated with the ringleaders of an infamous gang responsible for prison riots and hostage taking.
A heartfelt, shocking and despairing insight into life as a state-raised boy, "Lost in Care" is the heart-rending tale of a man who has lost his childhood and also lost his way.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, 1x8pp mono section illustrations
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/01/2007
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9781844543618