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When Ann Kenny was four years old her foster mother hit her across the face with a fireplace shovel. She was left lying unconscious on the cold hard floor while the family went to mass. She almost lost an eye.

This is just one of the childhood incidents Ann recalls in her vivid, shocking memoir of growing up in rural Ireland, in a house where she wasn't wanted. Her early st
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 16th 2009 by Ebury Press
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*•.♥.•*Sabrina Rutter*•.♥.•*
I was pulled into Ann's story right away. She has to be the living definition of human strength. I'm very happy that she was able to create for herself what had been so unnattainable through out her childhood and early adult life, happiness.
No matter how much I read books like Ann's I will never understand how anyone can be so cruel and show no sign of human compassion.
This is quite different from the usual child abuse books I have read before. Ann (thank-God) didn't need to go into details of the bad physical and mental abuse she had suffered, let alone any sexual abuse details which she had suffered (not knowingly too!). We usually cringe while we read these stories, But Ana story is more of a mystery as she can not remember due to her very young age and deprived of her past, this book writes a short brief past so you get the picture and her journey to getti ...more
Melissa Goldfinch
Drawn in to the emotion and intrigue straight away. Good read
Patricia Kaniasty
This was an ok story. More about the coming of age in a foster home then marrying an alcoholic. Not quite what I thought it would be. Boring through the middle. Got a little better towards the end when she started searching for her birth mother. Quick and easy read.
If you are in the mood for real life-this is a story of nothing but abuse and pain brought to a child. Keeps your interest and fast read.
Lindsey Fulkerson
I wish it would have had a little more about herself as a parent.
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This such a great book to read and very sad at the end.
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