Please, Daddy, No

Please, Daddy, No

By Stuart Howarth

  • Release Date : 2007-05-01
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • FIle Size : 0.58 MB
Score: 4.5
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Please, Daddy, No Stuart just wanted his father to love him, but he was made to believe he was too naughty to be loved. Finally David Howarth was sent to prison for abusing Stuart's young sisters. Nobody knew the truth about Stuart's abuse until one fateful day when his father tried it again and Stuart fought back in the only way he knew how.

Stuart Howarth spent the first thirty years of his life in mental and physical hell. After years of emotional torment and despair, at the age of 32 Stuart felt an overwhelming urge to see his father (who he now knows was actually his stepfather), then living in Wales. Seeking reconciliation, Stuart was only to be met by the same old abusive man. The rage, pain and confusion boiled over in Stuart and he fought back, killing his stepfather.

When Stuart's story came to light in the courtroom, it was so terrible that he received the minimum possible sentence for his crime and only served thirteen months in Strangeways prison in Manchester. But while in prison, the cruel system compounded the crimes of his evil abuser, and he suffered at the hands of the prison guards. What happened to him during those months led to him suing the Home Office and Strangeways on his release and winning his case.

This is the story of a sweet-natured boy who grew into a brave young man and refused to allow himself to be a victim any longer.


‘Truly moving.’ Fern Britten, This Morning

About the author

Stuart lives in Manchester with his wife Tracey. He has two children, Matthew and Rebecca, whom he loves dearly. He is continually improving the quality of his life whilst assisting others in recovering from past traumas and addiction.


  • Couldn't put this book down!

    By Siera134
    What a courageous man to tell his story so honestly and openly. What terrible people he encountered in his life, so glad he found the strength to fight the system that let him down all his life. God bless you!
  • Well done!

    By Teri7489
    Totally heartbreaking but eye opening. What an inspirational man xxx
  • Please daddy no

    By Darcy :) x
    What a read was crying through most of it my heart and soul goes out to Stuart xxx
  • Please, Daddy, No

    By Shelyx
    A very moving heartfelt story with great descriptions which made me feel like i was really there.
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    By Tvr11
    What a terribly sad case! But what an extremely brave man.
  • Amazing! You have to read.

    By Jared Angel
    Firstly I want to thank Stuart for the insight into his very difficult child hood. I found myself almost crying reading certain parts. A must read!!!! This will help you to understand just what some children go through and can explain why some people are the way they are in adult life. I even thanked Stuart via twitter and have since found he has terminal cancer and is now helping fellow suffers. Truly amazing person.
  • Heartbreaking

    By Lovely Cupcake <3
    Truly heartbreaking story, This story stays with you forever
  • Can't put it down!

    By sarahbirch73
    Sad story told so well,
  • Very Sad But True

    By Jayne Reynolds-Lloyd
    A very touching story which has been written very well. Highly recommended.
  • Truly inspirational

    By Ade Fowler
    Like most people I was fortunate to be raised in a loving family environment. Stuart's story seems beyond belief at times but sadly, it's all true. Buy this book and prepare to be shocked and moved.