In 2006, Charlie launched her critically acclaimed life transformation story and was celebrated on the Sunday Times best seller list
For more than a decade Charlie has also been a media contributor and campaigner for the vulnerable
"An intelligent articulate woman. An incredible life - an extraordinary story.”
- Lorraine Kelly, 2006
"Nice lady - very articulate. We are all fascinated"
- Kay Adams, Loose Women 2006 (Charlie centre)
"She's been there, done that, got the t-shirt and come through with flying colours!"
- Trisha Goddard, 2006
Talking about social policy on The Daily Politics Show with Andrew Neil, Mary Honeyball MEP. (Charlie, Right)
"Charlie's is the kind of positive story that the government would like to replicate across the country"
- The Independent Newspaper, 2006
"Story is that of the enterprising entrepreneur... She's no angel, but she's honest and funny... A success story"
- Daily Express Newspaper 2006
"A story of triumph over adversity"
- The Daily Mail 2006
"Charlie is no angel...An amazing true story of success and redemption"
- Manchester Evening News, 2007
"She wears the emotional scars like badges of honour in her harrowing, yet often uplifting autobiography"
- Yorkshire Evening Post, June 2006
"Lord Sugar might meet his match if Charlie ever entered The Apprentice..."
"...Charlie is a fierce fighter and on love, well, she’s a bit of an expert"
- The Belfast Telegraph, November 2011