Sins of the Mother: A Heartbreaking True Story of a Woman's Struggle to Escape Her Past and the Price Her Family Paid by Irene Kelly

Sins of the Mother: A Heartbreaking True Story of a Woman's Struggle to Escape Her Past and the Price Her Family Paid by Irene Kelly

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A heartbreaking true story of a woman struggling to escape the impact of past abuse, and the price her family paid.

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Jennifer Kelly was a lonely child. At fifteen she was living with her Dublin-born parents Irene and Matt in Manchester. Irene was a recluse, shutting herself away for days at a time, crying non stop, and Jennifer started to dread going home. She knew nothing of her parents' past - until, one day, Irene had a phone call from Ireland that would change their lives forever. A commission had been opened to investigate claims of abuse in Catholic-run industrial orphanages and for the first time Irene was forced to confront her terrible memories. Brought up in poverty, and half-starved, she was abused by her mother from an early age. When her mother was hospitalised, Irene was put in an industrial orphanage where she was treated with incredible cruelty, beaten and sexually abused. She became a wild teen, her life going nowhere, until she met Matt, a young man with his own demons. They moved to England but the pain was not so easily left behind. Sins of the Mother is a powerful and inspiring story of a family whose love was tested but never broken, who finally found the strength to heal the past.

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SKU GOR006843544
Title Sins of the Mother: A Heartbreaking True Story of a Woman's Struggle to Escape Her Past and the Price Her Family Paid
Author By (author) Irene Kelly
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2015
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 1447291530
ISBN 13 9781447291534
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Jennifer Kelly was a lonely child. At fifteen she was living with her Dublin-born parents Irene and Matt in Manchester. Irene was a recluse, shutting herself away for days at a time, crying non stop, and Jennifer started to dread going home. She knew nothing of her parents' past - until, one day, Irene had a phone call from Ireland that would change their lives forever. A commission had been opened to investigate claims of abuse in Catholic-run industrial orphanages and for the first time Irene was forced to confront her terrible memories. Brought up in poverty, and half-starved, she was abused by her mother from an early age. When her mother was hospitalised, Irene was put in an industrial orphanage where she was treated with incredible cruelty, beaten and sexually abused. She became a wild teen, her life going nowhere, until she met Matt, a young man with his own demons. They moved to England but the pain was not so easily left behind. Sins of the Mother is a powerful and inspiring story of a family whose love was tested but never broken, who finally found the strength to heal the past.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR006843544
Title Sins of the Mother: A Heartbreaking True Story of a Woman's Struggle to Escape Her Past and the Price Her Family Paid
Author By (author) Irene Kelly
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2015
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 1447291530
ISBN 13 9781447291534
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No