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Ugly: The Story of a Loveless Childhood

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Publisher's Summary

Constance's mother systematically abused her daughter, both physically and emotionally, throughout her childhood. Regularly beaten and starved, the girl was so desperate she took herself off to Social Services and tried to get taken into care. When that failed, she swallowed bleach "because it kills all known germs and my mother always told me I was a germ".

When Constance was 13, her mother simply moved out, leaving her daughter to fend for herself. There was no gas, no electricity, and no food. But somehow Constance found the courage to survive her terrible start in life. This is her heartrending, and ultimately triumphant, story.

©2005 Constance Briscoe; (P)2005 Hodder and Stoughton Audiobooks

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"Utterly extraordinary...harrowing, often deeply disturbing, but ultimately inspiring." (Daily Mail)

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    Jeannette wisbech,, cambridgeshire, United Kingdom 05/10/2007
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    "get your tissues out.......!"

    i got this book a while back and found i couldn,t put it down. i found this, exellently written and extremelly honest. it is the sort of book you could read-or listen,many times over.

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    Miss Clare Louise Panes Scotland UK 02/01/2015
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    loved the book,once you start listening you don't want it to end.love this author. amazing

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    Jillian Amlwch, United Kingdom 10/03/2014
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    I could not listen to it every time I went to open it it just said cannot open file very dissapointed

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