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The Light in the Window by June Goulding

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The Light in the Window by June Goulding

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In Ireland, 1951, the young June Goulding took up a position as midwife in a home for unmarried mothers run. It was a place of secrets, lies and cruelty. This memoir tells the story of twelve women's experiences in this home and of the hardships they endured, but also the kindness June offered them, and the hope she was able to bring.

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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. 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.

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SKU GOR000454511
Title The Light in the Window
Author By (author) June Goulding
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Ebury Press
Year Published 2005
Page Number 224
ISBN 0091902053
ISBN13 9780091902056
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
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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