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Betrayed by their families and the Church, five Irish women were condemned to lifetime labouring in a convent laundry. Together they made it through. White Linen is the story of the truth tearing their friendships apart.
Paperback, 303 pages
Published November 28th 2018 by Troubador Publishing
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Katy
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommended, a great read , once started you can’t put it down!

A Fascinating, sensitively written, well researched insight into the diverse and shocking lives of 5 of the Magdalen laundry girls.

The novel begs the question of how did this ever come about ? and how does an institution , like the catholic church , ever allow this to continue until the 1990 s?

Another incident of modern day slavery in our lifetime.

A must read book.
Frank
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant! An amazing first novel.

The clever plot structure weaves the stories of several women together to reveal the truth of these Catholic institutions - contradicting the perceived outlook that they were meant to help the women as opposed to punishing them.
Clare
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A lovely book that draws you in to the lives of the women and the battles they fought against prejudice and the confines of society with some surprising twists.
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Martin Howe previously worked in senior editorial, production, presentation and reporting roles in television, radio and online for the BBC and Channel 4. He’s written two novels - The Man in the Street and White Linen.

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