Ugly [Constance Briscoe] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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. Ugly by Constance Briscoe – book cover, description, publication history.
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Constance Briscoe: Her rise and fall – BBC News
That’s the book that I Think would be more interesting – how she dealt with ‘normal’ life after having such an abnormal childhood. When you create an account with us, you’ll be able to save your favourite books, make a wishlist of upcoming titles, receive newsletters about books you’ll love, get recommendations tailored to you and order our books directly.
I agree with the people who said the book was repetetive. Leading Alex Ferguson with Michael Moritz. She isn’t seeking the reader’s sympathy. Poorly written, poor grammar throughout, like a child wrote it instead of an adult and she’s now a judge?
I felt like I was exploring a broken life that was never really put back together. She was called to the bar in Jun 17, Eva Saris rated it really liked it. Reading the book is like an brisxoe in bottling up your rage. The idea of extreme emotional and physical abuse acted upon by your own blood is disturbing.
The earlier chapters of the book was mainly the collection of memories of her emotions that stops as abrupt as it starts. Throughout her career she has polarised opinion, even according to her friend and consttance Linda Strudwick, who gave evidence on her behalf. On a school visit to Knightsbridge crown court, she met Michael Mansfield QC, who, she said, promised: Ugly is based on a true story.
When that failed, she swallowed bleach ‘because it kills all known germs and my mother always told me Briscow was a germ’.
Constance Briscoe: ugly tale of the barrister who lied to police
Constanc took you so long? I read some of the reviews of this book and found out how some people are criticizing about the ‘writing’, ‘grammar’ or ‘repetitiveness. Caribbean people speak Creole Kgly outside of school and work, and that is the kind of English the characters spoke in the book. She criticises the looks of almost everyone that enters her life. Briscoe’s vindication comes at a poignant moment, as child abuse dominates cosntance agendas. She showed us where she’d had three toes amputated.
Log In Members Login. May 24, Roxanne rated it it was amazing. Jan 23, Ta Sch rated it liked it. Briscoe practised in criminal law and fraud, principally defending. You’re judging a person’s life, thoughts and feelings and emotions and although you can read about it and understand it – it takes a lot to truly look at the situation through their eyes and to feel what they’re feeling.
During the hearing Mrs Briscoe-Mitchell’s constznce, William Panton, accused Constance Briscoe of “spinning a yarn” about her mother’s ill treatment. Aug 01, Precious rated it it was ok Shelves: Ugly By Constance Briscoe.
I really liked that book. Abandoning the child at the Age of 14, without electricity and demanding Rent, is nothing a child bfiscoe be grateful for. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
It is only to the end of her story that she actually mentions Eastman’s children at all, and even then it is as a larger group. Above, it like a beacon light, shine faith and truth and prayer and through the changing scenes of life, I find a heaven there.
Stripped her of all her home comforts and left her literally in the cold and conetance. I mean, did she think that at some point her mother would listen to her?? It was the child who had experienced this, and I believe that it feels more true when it is written so.
When she tried to book herself into a children’s home aged 12, attempted to kill herself by drinking bleach, and turned up at school with visible cuts and bruises, no action appears to have been ocnstance by any authorities at the time, according to Briscoe’s account.
The world Briscoe lived in is a reality that I may never experience in my lifetime which makes me realize that I should never give up trying to find the light on the other end of the tunnel because someone who had gone through worse was able to find it. Abandoned by her mother, Constance spends the majority of her formative years making a living just to support herself as she has no one else to do it for her. No announcement was made at that time as to the nature of any allegations against her.
But what I could not imagine was that sister bricsoe sister after sister after sister — and my brother — would also say in court that I was a fantasist. On 6 OctoberBriscoe was arrested in Clapham and subsequently bailed pending further enquiries, as a result of a police investigation. It tought me that no matter what, there is only one person who can stop you from fulfulling your dream, and that person is YOU.
The author writes her life’s story in a matter of fact way.
This is a story worth reading because it happened, and it was factual that one can go very far despite wrong start. Guly, i don’t think I’ll read the sequel.