• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Opt in by 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
REVIEW NOW
Founded on Fear (Paperback)
  • Founded on Fear (Paperback)
zoom

Founded on Fear (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£6.99
Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 02/06/2008
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

I warn society against the child who has been hurt Peter Tyrrell A tormented childhood in Letterfrack industrial school with the Christian Brothers left an enduring mark on Peter Tyrrell. Ignored by the authorities and distressed by his memories, he later burned himself to death on Hampstead Heath in London. His story of horrific abuse is told with childlike simplicity, penned in a series of letters to Senator Owen Sheehy Skeffington. Bringing to life, with touching sincerity, a shocking reality where beatings of children as young as five were commonplace, this startling account may have gone unpublished if not for its chance discovery amongst Skeffington's papers. At last, Peter Tyrrell has been given a voice. Tyrrell never recovered from the abuse that he suffered, yet was determined that his story should be heard. His memoir makes for harrowing yet extraordinarily compelling reading. It is impossible not to be touched.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781848270237
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 242 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A remarkable book" * Mary Raftery, The Irish Times *
"He has articulated the grief and fear of something like 30,000 men and woman who will never forget the experiences they had. They have badly needed this unforgettable testimony. But we should all welcome it, and read it." * Irish Independent *
"Vivid and deeply moving...one man's personal journey from an unforgiving past to an uncertain future" * Dr Michael Kennedy, RIA, Executive Editor, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy *
"The authenticity and simple eloquence of this work makes it compelling, if dark, reading. The text cries out to Heaven! It holds up a mirror to official Ireland, the Irish state and the Catholic Church...Read it, and weep." * Professor Dermot Keogh *
"This harrowingly honest book could never have been published in Tyrrell's lifetime. The least we owe to his memory is not to ignore it now." * Dermot Bolger, Sunday Business post *

You may also be interested in...

Just A Child
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
All That Remains
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
M
Added to basket
M
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Whatever Happened to Margo?
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Elon Musk
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
The Cost of Living
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Rebel Prince
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Theft by Finding
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket
Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Salt Path
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
A Higher Loyalty
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Rosie
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
Uncommon People
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.