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Ugly

By Constance Briscoe

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| Paperback | 9780340895993

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Constance's mother systematically abused her daughter, both physically and emotionally, throughout her childhood. Regularly beaten and starved, the girl was so desperate she took herself off to Social Services and tried to get taken into care. When t Continue

Constance's mother systematically abused her daughter, both physically and emotionally, throughout her childhood. Regularly beaten and starved, the girl was so desperate she took herself off to Social Services and tried to get taken into care. When that failed, she swallowed bleach 'because it kills all known germs and my mother always told me I was a germ'. When Constance was thirteen, her mother simply moved out, leaving her daughter to fend for herself: there was no gas, no electricity and no food. But somehow Constance found the courage to survive her terrible start in life. This is her heartrending - and ultimately triumphant - story.

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    Second time reading about child abuse. Compared with "The Little Prisoner", "Ugly" is more into details which makes the book a bit clumsy and slow-paced. But it enlightens me how the protagonist survived under such a tough circumstances and became a ...(continue)

    Second time reading about child abuse. Compared with "The Little Prisoner", "Ugly" is more into details which makes the book a bit clumsy and slow-paced. But it enlightens me how the protagonist survived under such a tough circumstances and became a barrister in the end. When everyone was saying it's impossible and no way, she just proved the opposite!
    Yet, this book proves us that there are mothers who can torture their own children like hell. Not until you've read it, you wouldn't imagine such thing happening on earth.

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 448 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0340895993
  • ISBN-13: 9780340895993
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publish date: 2006-11-02
  • Dimensions: 187 mm x 741 mm x 1,147 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Audio CD , Audio Cassette , eBook
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