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    Description'I promised that I would one day write a book and tell the world about the home for unmarried mothers. I have at last kept my promise.' 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.


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    Title
    The Light in the Window
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) June Goulding
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 162 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091902056
    ISBN 10: 0091902053
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    LC classification: CT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    BISAC V2.8: FAM032000
    B&T General Subject: 347
    BISAC V2.8: POL019000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    BISAC V2.8: MED033000
    BIC subject category V2: MQD
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, BIO000000
    DC22: 362.839209417
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR
    BISAC V2.8: FAM001000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 362.839209
    Thema V1.0: VFV, VFX, DNB, JKS, MKC
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    30 December 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    June Goulding worked as a midwife in a 'home' for unmarried mothers in 1951. She is the mother of seven children and lives in Cork. The Light in the Window is her first book.
    Review quote
    "'I promised that I would one day write a book and tell the world about the home for unmarried mothers. I have at last kept my promise.'"