What Is the Dark Truth About David and Leigh Eddings?

Anne Marble
5 min readFeb 28, 2023

David Eddings was a bestselling fantasy author. Yet few fans know that in 1970, David and his wife, Leigh Eddings, were jailed for child abuse.

Many fans learn about it for the first time through Internet discussion boards. Some refuse to believe it. But this case isn’t as well-known as some.

Content Warning: This article contains details about child neglect and physical child abuse.

The Dark Truth Obscured

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Anne Marble

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