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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Very sad story, dan di saat yang bersamaan sangat menggetarkan dan memberi semangat, kareana ternyata si kecil Constant Briscoe memiliki “Mimpi”, dan kepada mimipnya untuk menjadi seorang pengacara hebat itulah dia berpegang.

Although she was constantly told she was ugly and not wanted, she held onto her dreams and strived to make them come true. On 15 AprilBriscoe was disbarred as a barrister for three professional misconduct charges, which were: 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.

Sign up to our Frontpage news email. I think somehow she wasn’t a very likable kid.

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Mister Memory Marcus Sedgwick. Ultimately Constance does constancw and I can only bow humbly that she does so and bear the shame that those around her should have felt in their complete negligence of her care as a child.


It is a very touching and emotional book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In Mayshe was jailed for three counts of doing an act tending to pervert the course of justice in R v Huhne and Pryce.

Constance Briscoe: Her rise and fall – BBC News

Log In Members Login. Open Preview See a Problem? Retrieved 1 December No cknstance should be abused. Yet three days before proceedings began, she and her team were issued with archived social services files dealing with past incidents of abuse directed at other siblings by her mother — clearly disproving Briscoe-Mitchell’s happy family claims.

But she lost, and is now bankrupted as a result, she said.

Ugly by Constance Briscoe

This was a trial questioning Briscoe’s basic truthfulness. Indeed, she writes, when she confessed her suicidal thoughts to a priest, he rewarded her with a penance of four Hail Marys. She consistently called her “ugly” and many other derogatory and damaging names. Monday 31 December UK News feed. Dec 20, Shannon rated it did not like it. Jul 25, Alexis Chateau rated it really liked it. It’s widely regarded as the best British contribution to what’s often called the “misery memoir” genre.

It was a moment of clearly painful revelation. But Briscoe was working “behind my back” to “her own agenda” in giving details to the press and police — including private and embarrassing texts between Huhne and their youngest son, Peter. Apr 14, Widge rated it did not like it.

I’m halfway through and I’m not going to finish it. Heaven help any domestic violence victims that enter her courtroom.


Neither did her mother attempt to speak to her. Nevertheless, I realized one more time how beautiful my childhood was and consatnce happy I can be. Nov 04, Fatmah Abdullatif rated it really liked it. I really liked that book. He said that despite the picture she painted of being regularly punched, kicked and beaten by her mother, she had not complained to police, social services or teachers. When Briscoe reads from Ugly, particularly at London events, it often seems to unleash a wave of emotion from the audience.

She lives in Clapham with her two children, Martin and Francesca. Bad Soldier Chris Ryan. This book could either briscoee readers to realize that they are lucky to live in the circumstances they do or could encourage readers who are struggling in their own lives to keep fighting. No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be good enough.

I would have thought she would be more There are many faults in this book that I could not ignore. Throughout the trial, a group of 12 women sat in the gallery watching, she says.