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. 1 May Briscoe documented the disturbing allegations in an explosive curtly-titled memoir, Ugly. The book became a UK bestseller and thrust her into.

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

This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat I am honestly astounded. 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.

View high res cover image. Personally, I enjoy non-fiction books that discusses deep personal issues and traumatic experiences because it opens my eyes to the different possibilities to what life could have been like for me. So anyway, I truly hated the mother: I would have thought she would be more considerate to people when it came to their looks.

In Novembershe was photographed walking her dog in Clapham, thus establishing she had been granted early release. Mister Memory Marcus Sedgwick. But often, if I read these books, I can sympathise with the person telling the story.

Constance Briscoe: Her rise and fall

Six years ago both were in a different court room when the octogenarian mother-of-eleven sued Briscoe for libel over claims in the donstance Ugly that she had subjected her to relentless physical and mental abuse as a child growing up in Walworth, south London. And for her sisters, I hate them all.


How many children are suffering just as Constance did, by the very people that are supposed to constanc them safe and warm? Clearie Clear Constance Briscoe!!

It wasn’t just me,'” Briscoe says forcefully. I need to say straight off that I don’t particularly like these types of books. Not only that, but i also received different emotions while reading different chapters. She brlscoe called to the bar in Paperbackpages. I’m the most successful of my siblings and, had I not had my past, I’d not have had my future.

Dec 20, Shannon rated it did not like it.

Ugly by Constance Briscoe

We need to use cookies to do this. On 6 OctoberBriscoe was arrested in Clapham and subsequently bailed pending further enquiries, as a result of a police investigation.

She then had another four children by Garfield Eastman. Afterwards, you feel helpless and disturbed. Indeed, her arrest fundamentally changed the complexion of the case, leaving the prosecution without the independent and crucial witness they believed they had in bricsoe. I mean, where was he!? Boredom was the only reason that made me read it. However, being a memoir that it is, the book lacks the power in its sentences.

Thirteen years later she became a part-time judge in the crown court, the eighth black judge to be appointed. Stripped her of all her home comforts and left her literally in the cold and dark.


Outlining the case against Briscoe, prosecutor Bobbie Cheema QC referred to the speeding points as “a birscoe snowball of deception [which] caused a mighty avalanche many years later”. Generation Next Oli White. The writer overcame astounding odds, working 3 jobs to support herself while going to high school, and eventually This is a beautiful memoir about survival in a life saturated with physical and emotional abuse.

I feel guilty writing this review but I just didn’t like the book. 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. In Ugly, the author, Constance Briscoe, shares the struggles she faced while growing up. What brizcoe it wasn’t true? But, determination is key to Based on true account of Constance Briscoe, I’m so emotionally-exhausted once finished reading it.

So, the grammar is wrong and sentences are not composed right. So yes, perhaps I do owe something to my mother. Now Briscoe is the latest victim — her legal career contance destroyed. One may find it boring and redundant in the earlier part.