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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 thirteen, 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, now with fourteen extra chapters detailing the trial.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9780340994658
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 301 g
Dimensions: 200 x 147 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
On Constance's trial: 'A small triumph for sanity' * Observer Review *
Utterly extraordinary . . . harrowing, often deeply disturbing, but ultimately inspiring * Daily Mail *
Reading the book is like an exercise in bottling up your rage. Afterwards, you feel helpless and disturbed. Which is only right. * Evening Standard *
An astonishing true story of hope over adversity * Mail on Sunday *
Remarkable * Good Housekeeping *
Compelling . . . Disturbingly honest. * Woman & Home *
Horrific, but remarkable too. Let us hope that Constance's story will inspire young people everywhere to not only hold onto their dreams and make them happen, but also to be better parents themselves. * Lesley Pearse *
This is a lawyer's memoir with a difference, an inspiring antidote to the usual catalogue of tedious milestones towards legal eminence . . . She's also managed - a rare feat for a lawyer - to write an absorbing book in language untainted by convoluted legal-speak. * Marcel Berlins, Guardian *
UGLY is the life story of Constance Briscoe. Starved, beaten and told she was an "ugly waste of space", this is a heart-rending account of a mother's cruelty from one of the first black women to sit as a judge in the UK. * Elle *
Widely regarded as the best British contribution to what's often called the "misery memoir" genre. * Evening Standard *

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“Ugly”

i love reading this book ugly..first it was my mum who was reading the book and i asked her what it was about after that i start reading it..it made me cry so now i still read it..so many poeple ask me if i get bored... More

Paperback edition
22nd October 2007
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“Ugly”

What a phenomenal book or struggle fear abuse and hope. Briscoe caputures your attention from start to finish. This is a book of trumph against all odds. As an aspiring lawyer myself you havent read anything until you... More

Paperback edition
1st February 2007
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“Ugly”

Very upsetting,indepth look at this womans child hood.I was very emotional reading it but could not get over her detrmination .The book was very good and cant wait to read the second part.

Paperback edition
13th February 2007
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