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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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Nonetheless, I am astounded at all that Constance Briscoe managed to achieve with such a poor start in life and very little guidance and support. Did she ever look at her mother in court and see not an abuser but a vulnerable old lady? The first few chapters were the worse for me. The barrister, appointed a part-time judge intitled her autobiography Ugly because that was what she said her mother called her.

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. She was always the one to blame between her siblings.

Ironically enough, my father is also Jamaican. Briscoe-Mitchell twisted her nipples so hard that Constance had to have the resulting lumps removed from her breasts. Abandoning the child at the Age of 14, without electricity and demanding Rent, is nothing a child should be grateful for. Furthermore, she mentions at the very beginning of the novel that a she tried to commit suicide by drinking bleach, b she tried to put herself in a student home, and c she got along with a few of her half-siblings.

Her mother would take the toys from the child’s room, wrap them up and give them to her.

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Arlidge, then 76, left her in for a year-old trainee barrister, and the same year Huhne walked out on Pryce for his PR consance Carina Trimingham. 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. 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 taken by any authorities at the time, according to Briscoe’s account.

Her story is one worth telling. After the verdict Constance Briscoe burst into tears. How she must have felt about writing her history of bed-wetting in her present position as conwtance judge? What an amazing, courageous young girl who goes on to become an even more amazing, powerful and committed woman! This is a heart-twisting yet inspirational book that I think everyone should read!!!

Putting aside brisdoe I am proud that Ms. Dec 09, Gabriela Bortoluzzi rated it liked it. New Scotland Street Chapter She was called to the bar in May 07, Selina Park added it. Aug 17, Loussin rated it liked it. The book really bored me a lot, the people made me angry, I felt very bad the whole time while reading this book. Constance didn’t, constancce I am honestly astounded. The book is written very unpersonal and unemotional in my opinion.

This is wr I read some of the reviews of this book and found out how some people are criticizing about the ‘writing’, ‘grammar’ or ‘repetitiveness. Briscoe’s parents emigrated to the United Kingdom from Jamaica in the s.

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Mother of ‘Ugly’ judge loses libel case – Telegraph

You cannot practise as a lawyer if you are a proven liar,” she declared on her high court victory. I mean, did she think that at some point her mother would listen to her??

Blaming envy and suspicion she claimed her detractors judged her for wearing too much makeup and straightening her hair, and accused her of losing her “black consciousness” and being “overfamiliar with white men”.

I read this so long ago I really need to give consatnce a re-read. I found out she has written a guly up book that goes through her college years.

I just didn’t like it at all. There is one of my favorite quote about mother: But does she ever think that the independence and perhaps the simple will to survive, forced upon her by her mother’s cruelty, played a part in her later ambition?

Briscoe rose above this to succeed as a lawyer and part-time judge. Constance Briscoe could not have missed the elderly woman in the felt hat who daily attended her trials.

Constance Briscoe: Her rise and fall

It is a very touching and emotional book. I couldn’t get out of bed, and when I did, I hit the bottle. Acts of Love Talulah Riley. I would also have liked to learn more about the siblings, but it is written from her perspective, so I accept that.