The Light in the Window

by June Goulding | Nonfiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0091902053 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglmn60wing of Spotswood, Victoria Australia on 7/28/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by winglmn60wing from Spotswood, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I have no idea where I acquired this one! Although it looks intriguing, Mount To-be-read is completely out of control.. so this book is ready to travel!

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'In Ireland, 1951, the young June Goulding took up a position as midwife in a home for unmarried mothers run by the Sacred Heart nuns. What she witnessed there was to haunt her for the next fifty years. It was a place of secrets, lies and cruelty. A place where women picked grass by hand and tarred roads whilst heavily pregnant. Where they were denied any contact with the outside world; denied basic medical treatment and abused for their 'sins'; where, after the birth, they were forced into hard labour in the convent for three years. But worst of all was that the young women were expected to raise their babies during these three years so that they could then be sold—given up for adoption in exchange for a donation to the nuns. Shocked by the nuns' inhumane treatment of the frightened young women, June risked her job to bring some light into their dark lives. June's memoir tells the story of twelve women's experiences in this home and of the hardships they endured, but also the kindness she offered them, and the hope she was able to bring.'

Journal Entry 2 by winglmn60wing at Cafe Benissimo OBCZ in Carlton North, Victoria Australia on Saturday, September 19, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (9/19/2009 UTC) at Cafe Benissimo OBCZ in Carlton North, Victoria Australia

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To be released at meetup - either to another bookcrosser or the OBCZ.

Journal Entry 3 by melbsqueen from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, September 21, 2009
looked interesting picked it up from the bookcrossing meeting in belissimos in melbourne

Released 10 yrs ago (10/27/2009 UTC) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Kuala Lumpur, -- Airports & Planes -- Malaysia

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Enjoyed this book although it was really sad about the awful lives those catholic girls had, eye opening people should read it to understand how these girls suffered only 60 years ago.

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