Bessborough: Three Women. Three Decades. Three Stories of Courage.

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SKU: 9781529340389 Categories: , , Tag: Author: Deirdre FinnertyPublication Date: 28th Apr 2022Format: PaperbackPages: 320Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland

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For over 70 years, Bessborough House, a grand country mansion on the outskirts of C ork city, operated as one of Ireland’s biggest mother and baby institutions. Women and girls who walked up its stone steps were warned never to reveal their true identities and gave birth to babies they lost to adoption.

In Bessborough: Three Women. Three Decades. Three Stories of Courage, a trio of remarkable women confined there in the 60s, 70s and 80s, tell their truths. Their vivid accounts take us right inside the walls of the institution but also give us a deep insight into how their experiences impacted their lives afterwards.

The result is a stark portrait of a system that split families apart — and a moving account of love, loss and reconnection.

Bessborough: Three Women. Three Decades. Three Stories of Courage.
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