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An Act of Love By Marie Fleming

An Act of Love by Marie Fleming

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An Act of Love Summary

An Act of Love: One Woman's Remarkable Life Story and Her Fight for the Right to Die with Dignity by Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming became a household name in Ireland with her trail-blazing campaign for the right to die with dignity, when she took a landmark case against the Irish State to lift the ban on assisted suicide. But behind the Multiple Sclerosis sufferer's brave fight lay a remarkable life story known to few.
From her young years growing up in Donegal, as she struggled to keep her family together after her mother left, to her battle to keep her own baby - born when Marie was still a teenager - to her later quest for education and self-betterment against the odds, An Act of Love is an unforgettable story of ambition, of sorrow, and of life lived to the full. In it, she also describes coming to terms with MS and the ordeal of her later court case.
Completed just before Marie's death in late 2013, most of all, this is a story of the power of abiding love.

An Act of Love Reviews

An unflinching account of the relentless march of a dreadful disease...compelling * Irish Mail on Sunday *
Written in simple and forthright prose, [An Act of Love] depicts a formidable character who may have ultimately lost her legal battle but could count herself as a survivor in the truest sense of that word... Brave and touching * Sunday Business Post *
There are books that should be written and books that need to be written and then there are books like An Act of Love, that push and fight their way out into the world against all the odds -- Anne Enright * Irish Independent *
Remarkable * Irish Times *

About Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was born and raised in Donegal. She left school early and became a mother at just sixteen, before returning to college in her twenties where she later gained her MBA. In her mid thirties, she was diagnosed with MS, which led her to take a landmark case, years later in 2010, against the Irish State to lift the ban on assisted suicide. Although she lost her case, she gained a huge groundswell of public support and brought the 'right to die' issue into the forefront of public debate. Marie had two grown up children and lived in Woodenbridge, County Wicklow, with her partner and carer, Tom. Marie died from MS in December 2013.

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GOR006546460
9781444791228
1444791222
An Act of Love: One Woman's Remarkable Life Story and Her Fight for the Right to Die with Dignity by Marie Fleming
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hachette Books Ireland
2014-09-04
304
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