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Viewing Entry - Left for dead (S13256)
by Barlow, Samantha.

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TitleLeft for dead : a true story of resilience and courage
Author / Responsible partyBarlow, Samantha.
TopicsAutobiography. Policewomen -- Biography. Policemen -- Biography. Police -- Violence against -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Samantha Barlow, policewoman and mother of two young children, was brutally attacked with a brick on her way to work at Kings Cross Police Station and left for dead. Her injuries were horrendous, and she came close to death. She went through twenty-two months of rehab, for both physical and head-trauma injuries, and finally triumphantly returned to work. Her attacker was eventually caught after an extensive manhunt. Samantha's husband Laurence, an inspector, documented their journey. The book is partly an insider's view of policing in inner-city Sydney and partly a story of inspirational recovery. The couple speak of their ordeal and survival, and the personal price they've paid to be in the police force.

Additional Information

System control numberS13256
Original Print PublisherMelbourne : Michael Joseph, 2013.
NarratorMiranda Nation.
Narrator NameMiranda Nation.
Participant or performer noteMiranda Nation.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator