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The Light In The Window - June Goulding

Paperback Published: 17th March 2005
ISBN: 9780091902056
Number Of Pages: 224

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I promised that I would one day write a book and tell the world about the home for unmarried mothers. I have at last kept my promise.' In Ireland, 1951, the young June Goulding took up a position as midwife in a home for unmarried mothers run by the Sacred Heart nuns. What she witnessed there was to haunt her for the next fifty years. It was a place of secrets, lies and cruelty. A place where women picked grass by hand and tarred roads whilst heavily pregnant. Where they were denied any contact with the outside world; denied basic medical treatment and abused for their 'sins'; where, after the birth, they were forced into hard labour in the convent for three years. But worst of all was that the young women were expected to raise their babies during these three years so that they could then be sold - given up for adoption in exchange for a donation to the nuns. Shocked by the nuns' inhumane treatment of the frightened young women, June risked her job to bring some light into their dark lives. June's memoir tells the story of twelve women's experiences in this home and of the hardships they endured, but also the kindness she offered them, and the hope she was able to bring. pro

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No Night Dutyp. 1
Leaving Seamusp. 13
First Offendersp. 21
Giving up Assumptap. 33
Kitty's Soldierp. 41
"She comes from Waterford"p. 52
The Doctor's Deliveryp. 60
Sadie's Sisterp. 69
Germaine's Tonyp. 77
Merry Christmas...p. 86
Sadie and Fidelisp. 98
Birth and Deathp. 105
Mollie's Escapep. 115
Marie the Rebelp. 129
Sister Cyril's Dinner-gownp. 139
Julie in the Gym-Frockp. 155
Mary and Father Billyp. 166
The Letters of Freedomp. 178
Leaving with a Promisep. 189
Epiloguep. 203
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ISBN: 9780091902056
ISBN-10: 0091902053
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 17th March 2005
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1

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