My James - Ralph Bulger & Rosie Dunn

My James

By Ralph Bulger & Rosie Dunn

  • Release Date: 2013-02-14
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 5
From 212 Ratings


James Bulger was just a few weeks shy of his third birthday when, on 12 February 1993, he wandered away from his mum Denise in a shopping mall in Bootle. Grainy images from a security camera showed him trustingly holding the hand of ten-year-old Jon Venables as they walked away. Venables and his friend Robert Thompson murdered James, in a crime that shocked the world.

In this haunting book, James' father Ralph describes how his world fell apart in the days that followed. In his darkest hours he drank to numb the pain, and the stress tore his marriage apart. He tells how he learned to cope with his grief, but the sorrow of James' death has never left him. He discusses the long legal battle to see justice for his son. Above all, he pays tribute to his son, an adorable, cheeky boy whose bright smile brought joy to his family's lives.


  • My James by Ralph bulger

    By brynky83
    Heart wrenching account that I remember happening when I was 10 years old, the same age as the killers were back in 93. Just recently after finding out back in feb this year that venables has been sent back to prison for the second time after the brutal murder that he and that other monster carried out didn’t at all come as a surprise to me that he would reoffend and not in any way shape or form be rehabilitated. Have followed the updates over the years since it happened and have been honored to have read the book by his father out of respect. It’s a privilege to all of us for Ralph and James’s mum to of let the world into their life’s and express their grief about this horrific act that took their beautiful son away. I can’t imagine what it must of been like and also to of written this beautiful, yet gut wrenching story about a beautiful boy, the monsters that did it and the shame of our legal system. Bryn Daykin.
  • My James

    By Oakie77
    This is the 3rd time I’ve read this book and it still gets me every time, only Ralph and Denise could ever try and explain what happened and Ralph has done it with this book, heart wrenching read!
  • Heartbreaking

    By Fluff Dee
    What a heartbreaking book and story. I have cried so many tears for this little innocent boy. I hope James is safe and happy in heaven and in no more pain. All my thoughts are with the family now and in the future.
  • Very emotional and still painful

    By Bug a lugs
    Ralph has poured his heart and soul into this book, I feel his pain, frustration and anger. I prey we all get justice for James, he didn’t deserve what happened to him. I feel like I needed to protect him, like I need to do something all these years later, as I read Ralph’s book... I will fight along side all James family till we all get the result they both deserve Life, no anonymity and them to feel what they deserve. God bless you Ralph, James will always be you and looking down and be proud of how hard you are all fighting for him.
  • Heartbreaking

    By Hel***69
    Heartbreaking to read, I’ve absolutely no idea how this man managed to keep going after the evil that happened to his baby son, all the world cried for this beautiful boy and still care for his parents and family
  • Heartbreaking !!

    By Karissea
    My son is the same age as what James would have been & I remember back how I felt at the time & how utterly heartbreaking it was but reading Ralph's life before during & after has opened My eyes to realise how horrific & terrible the suffering that never ends for the family of James & what they have had to go through with the judicial system who let them down badly . It was hard to read at times especially the parts of James injuries & the events surrounding it ... the utter heartbreak of it all but I am glad I read it as I truly now believe neither of those evil pair should be free & cannot be rehabilitated . God bless Ralph & Denise & the family my heart just breaks for You all & God bless beautiful little James up in heaven ... karma will visit those 2 evil ones one day in one form or another . All the doubters who think they can be rehabilitated need to read this book !!
  • Heartbreaking

    By Lettie182000
    The hardest book I have ever read. So sad but I also couldn't put it down. My heart goes out to little James and his family. I will never forget him or what he went through. Rip xx
  • Heartbreaking.

    By Sweetbabootwo
    This is such a heartbreaking story. The story of little James will always stay with me, but seeing it from his parents point of view makes it all the more real of the cruelty and barbarity that little boy endured. I hope by writing the book, helped Ralph heal that little bit, although I doubt you will ever get over it.
  • Your James

    By Kaz n sol
    Heart rendering version of a fathers loss , grief and injustice towards his little boy James , this despicable act of sick , perverted , cruelty is as shocking now as it was 23 years ago , saddened deeply by Ralph's story , glad he allowed himself to enjoy some happiness in the end. Peace up Ralph and all who are affected , RIP James 💙
  • Heartbreaking read

    By Clairey Christie
    Heartbreaking beyond words but couldn't put the book down and most of it was read through tears!!!