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Stolen Lives: Sandstone acquires hard-hitting book on slavery and human trafficking in Britain today

Sandstone Press has acquired World rights to Stolen Lives by Louise Hulland from Diana Beaumont at Marjacq Scripts, which will be published in September 2020.

In this hard-hitting book, Louise Hulland exposes the scale of the slavery on the streets of Britain today. In examining the key aspects of trafficking and modern slavery, she investigates why and how it happens, the impact of the crime on survivors, how police are tackling it, and what is being done to help those enslaved in 21st century Britain put their lives back together.

Through interviews with police, NGOs, charities, lawyers and, most importantly, survivors, Hulland seeks to understand the horrors of this hidden world. She shines a spotlight on the heartening work being done to try and bring modern slavery to an end, and examines the Government’s response to this £100 billon crime.

Running through the book is the true story of one survivor from Albania – trafficked by her ‘boyfriend’ to a brothel in Belgium. We witness her journey as she finds herself in London, navigates the complex system survivors are placed within, and takes on the Home Office in a desperate bid to stay in the safety of the UK.

Moira Forsyth, Publishing Director at Sandstone Press says ‘Sandstone Press is proud to be publishing Stolen Lives, a comprehensive and compassionate study of modern slavery. It’s vital that we all understand better how this can happen and what can be done to free victims – and keep them free.’

Diana Beaumont at Marjacq Scripts says: ‘I know that Louise Hulland and the team at Sandstone Press will draw attention to the unacceptable atrocity that is modern slavery with the publication of this important and timely book - I am proud to be involved with this project.’


Louise Hulland is a Sony Award winning journalist, TV & radio presenter and documentary maker. Her TV credits include BBC One’s The One Show, Watchdog, Watchdog Daily, and Inside Out, ITV London News and ITN. She can also be heard on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and as a frequent stand-in presenter on BBC Local Radio. She has produced countless documentaries for radio and TV and has been investigating trafficking and slavery since 2010.