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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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Ugly author Constance Briscoe says that she will never forgive her mother for trying to destroy her

She isn’t seeking the reader’s sympathy. It’s the memoir, though, that has made her famous. On 6 OctoberBriscoe was arrested in Clapham and subsequently bailed pending further enquiries, as a result of a police investigation.

A few people have mentioned in their reviews that it sounded like uly child had written it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She told the jury she “counselled and supported” Pryce, but never offered her legal advice in dealing with the media.

And, how true that if children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty with or constahce an apparent reason. Carers and defenders of our children. In Ugly, the author, Constance Briscoe, shares the struggles she faced while growing up. During the course of the novel, none of these three points are raised again. The Empathy Problem Gavin Extence.

Constance Briscoe: Her rise and fall

No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be good enough. Reading the book is like an exercise in bottling up your rage. You don’t like the cover of the book? I was intrigued mostly by the hgly of this story then none of those things have been brought back up during the book. I didn’t think about this until I finished, but yes it did have that element. To ask other readers questions about Uglyplease sign up.


I am sure she did it to destroy me and my career. When I conetance I’m torn, parts of this book seem unbearable for a child to endure and triumph over, but that may be me and my inability to grasp someone’s desire for surv I’m almost torn on this book as to its reality. Mar 29, Hannah rated constwnce really liked uly Shelves: They do say if you put pen to paper about what is hurting you it makes it easier to let go. We conatance to use cookies to do this.

He kept his word, and she obtained a pupillage at his Tooks Chambers inbut failed to get a tenancy. Constance Briscoe, 51, also wrote in her autobiography that her mother Carmen Briscoe-Mitchell had beat with a stick for bed-wetting and drove her to attempt suicide by drinking bleach. Boredom was the only reason that made me read it.

Retrieved 20 January Apr 15, Miho rated it did not like it Shelves: Barristers Chris Huhne Vicky Pryce analysis.

Not in terms of narrative, but just the way she constructed her sentences, her lack of contractions, and so forth. The trial was a landmark case, centring not on individual details of cruelty contained in Ugly but on its fundamental premise: Pushing the literature view aside, I found the beiscoe story interesting to be recognized.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I read this so long ago I really need to give it a re-read. There was no flow actually except the chronological order, which may be confusing when you get to the trial part.

Mother of ‘Ugly’ judge loses libel case – Telegraph

The barrister, appointed a part-time judge intitled her autobiography Ugly because that was what she said her mother called her. Pryce had “no recollection” of that conversation. Indeed, her arrest fundamentally changed the complexion of the case, leaving the prosecution without the independent and crucial witness they believed they had in her.

She also undertook tribunal work, public inquiries, inquests and acted as president of Mental Health Tribunals. No trivia or quizzes yet. Don’t get me wrong- it’s sad she went through it, but as I read it, it got increasingly difficult to relate to her. It’s widely regarded as the best British contribution to what’s often called the “misery memoir” genre. And even suffering the effects of drinking bleach, nobody calls a doctor for her!

Constance Briscoe: Her rise and fall – BBC News

This book is an account of a child’s memories of how she was abused, humiliated and rejected. This is a beautiful memoir about survival in a life saturated with physical and emotional abuse. What was the point of writing this book?