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Childhood Interrupted By Kathleen O'Malley

Childhood Interrupted by Kathleen O'Malley

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Summary

A deeply moving memoir about the loss of childhood and its impact on adult life.

Childhood Interrupted Summary

Childhood Interrupted: Growing up in an industrial school by Kathleen O'Malley

In 1950, Kathleen O'Malley and her two sisters were legally abducted from their mother and placed in an industrial school ran by the Sisters of Mercy order of nuns, who also ran the notorious Magdalene Homes. The rape of eight-year-old Kathleen by a neighbour had triggered their removal - the Irish authorities ruling that her mother must have been negligent. They were only allowed a strictly supervised visit once a year, until they were permitted to leave the harsh and cruel regime of the institution at the age of sixteen.
But Kate survived her traumatic childhood and escaped her past by leaving for England and then Australia when the British government offered a scheme to encourage settlement there. Fleeing her past again, Kate worked as a governess in Paris and then returned to England where she trained as a beautician at Elizabeth Arden. She married and had a son.
A turning point in Kate's life came when she applied to become a magistrate and realised that she had to confront her hidden personal history and make it public. This is her inspiring story.

Childhood Interrupted Reviews

A truly shocking account. . . Disturbing and yet inspiring * Elle (Top 20 reads) *
Moving * Times *

About Kathleen O'Malley

Kathleen O'Malley is a magistrate in Middlesex. She is married and has a son.

Additional information

GOR003905693
9781844081189
1844081184
Childhood Interrupted: Growing up in an industrial school by Kathleen O'Malley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2006-11-02
256
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