Were you an abused child? Did you long to escape from the home where you were so viciously beaten? Did desperation drive you to travel all alone to Paris at just fourteen years old? Did you ever think of running away and joining the French Foreign legion? Were you ever a gang member and a football hooligan? Did you ever have your own child abducted and your marriage in ruins? Did you ever contemplate suicide? All of these things and many others are part of the real-life story of author Ian Paul Lomax and they are related in painful detail within this, his autobiography RETURN FROM THE ABYSS (sequel to his first book FOR THE LOVE OF CHRISTOPHER) This is the story of an unhappy tortured child and young man growing up in a large industrial town in Greater Manchester in the second half of the twentieth century. This is an autobiography not to be missed. It is a true story of triumph over adversity.