Whispering Hope: The True Story of the Magdalene Women (Paperback)
  • Whispering Hope: The True Story of the Magdalene Women (Paperback)
zoom

Whispering Hope: The True Story of the Magdalene Women (Paperback)

(author), (author), (author), (author), (author), (author), (author)
£14.99
Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 28/05/2015
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
"At the conclusion of my discussions with one group of the Magdalene Women one of those present sang 'Whispering Hope'. A line from that song stays in my mind - 'when the dark midnight is over, watch for the breaking of day'. Let me hope that this day and this debate heralds a new dawn for all those who feared that the dark midnight might never end." - Taoiseach Enda Kenny's State apology to the Magdalene women. On 19 February 2013 the Irish Taoiseach Edna Kenny apologized to the women who had been incarcerated in Ireland's Magdalene laundries. In the audience sat Steven O'Riordan, a documentary filmmaker and founder of the Magdalene Survivors Together group. And by his side, waiting patiently for the words they'd been fighting to hear, were some of the women he had helped. For Nancy, Kathleen, Diane, Marie and Marina were confined in Magdalene laundries throughout Ireland during the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The harrowing physical and psychological abuse they endured in the institutions, run on behalf of the State, led to a lifetime of shame and secrecy. Now, in WHISPERING HOPE, these women tell their stories for the first time. Their fight for justice and forged friendships has enabled them to move forward and have their voices heard, their individual accounts weaving together in an immensely powerful narrative that shines a light on a dark chapter in Ireland's history. Inspirational and moving, this is the story of five women brave enough to confront their past and strong enough to not let it define them.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409160847
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 24 mm

You may also be interested in...

Not a Proper Child
Added to basket
Love as Always, Mum xxx
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Where Has Mummy Gone?
Added to basket
The River of Consciousness
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Billion Dollar Spy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
Timelines of Everything
Added to basket
DK
£20.00
Hardback
Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter
Added to basket
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Part-Time Working Mummy
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
Into Thin Air
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Touching The Void
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Salt Path
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Sold To Be A Wife
Added to basket
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.