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Starved, beaten and told she was an “ugly waste of space”, this is a heart-rending account of a mother’s cruelty from one of the first black women to sit as a judge in the UK. Books by Constance Briscoe. For the people who miraculously do not This book brought me to anger and near tears; and then spurred a discussion in the hair salon I was reading in, about how much some mothers and fathers were unfit for parenting.

To ask other readers questions about Uglyplease sign up. Not only that, but i also received different emotions while reading different chapters.

Dec 20, Shannon rated it did not like it.

Mother of ‘Ugly’ judge loses libel case – Telegraph

They all come across as being identical to me. This is a beautiful memoir about survival in a life saturated with physical and emotional abuse. Ugly By Constance Briscoe.

I feel guilty writing this review but I just didn’t like the book. Ugly — an apt title as the dynamics of this family relationship are far from pretty — reportedly soldcopies earning Briscoe wealth and a media profile that she embraced with relish.

Of course, the mother of Constance, as described in the book, is a very awful person and she really made me angry. The book really bored me a lot, the people made me angry, I felt very bad the whole time while reading this book. But such is the toxicity of this daughter-mother relationship that not once did she acknowledge Carmen Briscoe-Mitchell, Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Mister Memory Marcus Sedgwick. Barristers Chris Huhne Vicky Pryce analysis. View high res cover image. It was thirty odd years ago, so I can only hope that today someone would step in and do something.

A bruscoe people have mentioned in their reviews that it sounded like a child had written it. Still I don’t regret reading it but I would not recommend it. I simply wonder why C so rarely asked for help.

Constance Briscoe: Her rise and fall – BBC News

She didn’t abuse her other children, only Constance. Constance Briscoe could not have missed the elderly woman in the felt hat who daily attended her trials. But constaance older than me’. Constance didn’t, of I am honestly astounded. On 6 AugustBriscoe was removed as a member of the judiciary. Briscoe was “a liar and a fantasist” her mother had then argued.

Jun 17, Eva Saris rated it really liked it. Not in terms of narrative, but just the way she constructed her sentences, her lack of contractions, and so forth. Oct 20, Mariam rated it it was ok Recommended to Mariam by: However I found it a struggle to read because of the harsh r I find true stories are very difficult to judge.

Constance would receive the same doll and spinning top year after year.

Constance Briscoe: Her rise and fall

Constanve 17, Loussin rated it liked it. She then had another four children by Garfield Eastman. 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.


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. UGLY, sebuah buku yang membuka mata bahwa masih banyak ada kasus kasus pengkerdilan dan penyiksaan mental dan fisik di pelbagai belahan dunia. Carers and defenders of our children.

Claire’s problems seemed to start with her mother’s inability to deal with her bed wetting, although the underlying issue truly lies with her mom’s mental issues. In Mayshe was jailed for three counts of doing an act tending to pervert the course of justice in R v Huhne and Pryce.

It is a very touching and constacne book. 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? Constance was called “Ugly” by her mother several times and has always felt very unwanted in the family, so she looked for Social services to take good care of her. How did she know what went on during her suicide attempt if she was passed out for the most part?