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  • Published: 1 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446406076
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320


A beautiful girl. An evil man. One inspiring true story of courage

A harrowing but ultimately inspiring memoir of how one girl's beautiful face and spirit was destroyed after a vicious acid attack

'I heard a horrible screaming sound, like an animal being slaughtered ... then I realised it was me.'

When Katie Piper was 24, her life was near perfect. Young and beautiful, she was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a model.

But then she met Daniel Lynch on Facebook and her world quickly turned into a nightmare ...

After being held captive and brutally raped by her new boyfriend, Katie was subjected to a vicious acid attack. Within seconds, this bright and bubbly girl could feel her looks and the life she loved melting away.

Beautiful is the moving true story of how one young woman had her mind, body and spirit cruelly snatched from her and how she inspired millions with her fight to get them back.

  • Pub date: 1 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446406076
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Katie Piper

Katie Piper is a presenter and the founder of The Katie Piper Foundation. In 2008, she was the victim of a rape and acid attack that left her with severe facial disfigurement.

Katie spent seven weeks in the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, before starting a two year stint where she wore a special plastic pressure mask for 23 hours of every day. Prior to the attack, Katie was a model and budding TV presenter with a hectic social life and a glowing future in the public eye. The attack ruined Katie from the inside out. Like many, she believed her life was over now that she was a ‘burns victim’.

Following pioneering surgery led by Mr Mohammad Jawad FRCS, Katie was referred to Centre Ster in Lamalou-les-Bains; a specialist rehabilitation centre in France. This centre had a remarkable impact on her recovery, both mentally and physically. It was here whilst interacting with other burns survivors, that she made the most progress in regaining control of her life.

In 2009 Katie made the big decision to share her story in a remarkable film for Channel 4, Katie: My Beautiful Face. From CCTV footage of the attack to the day she first steps out of her parents’ house alone, Katie takes you through the daily ordeal of rebuilding her life, the pioneering treatments that helped save her, and the effects on both her and her family.

Since then her achievements have only climbed, from talking on television and radio around the world to setting up the Katie Piper Foundation. In early 2011 Katie released her book of memoirs, Beautiful while a second Channel 4 collaboration My Beautiful Friends first aired in March 2011.

The response to Katie’s story has been overwhelming. By telling it she hopes to increase awareness for burns survivors and support them by sharing information about the kind of rehab she had and her experiences in getting to where she is today.

Praise for Beautiful

“Katie's account of her experiences is unflinching, but marked with a deeply impressive dignity and courage.”

Daily Mail

“Read Beautiful and you will be angered, moved and inspired. Above all, you will be in awe of Katie Piper.”

Sunday Express

“[Katie Piper} relives her story, movingly showing us that beauty really is more than skin deep.”


“heart-wrenching... truly inspiring...”


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