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. Ugly by Constance Briscoe – book cover, description, publication history.

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Ugly is based on a true story. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Why no one else reacted and helped her, and how she could be employed under age, will remain a mystery of mankind.

Constance Briscoe – Wikipedia

In Mayshe was jailed for three counts of doing an act tending to pervert the course of justice in R v Huhne and Pryce. Mother of ‘Ugly’ judge loses libel case Jury rejects libel case against one of Britain’s first black female judges over autobiography claims that her mother beat her as a child and called her ‘ugly’. Briscoe-Mitchell twisted her nipples so hard that Constance had to have the resulting lumps removed from her breasts.

It was a powerful moving story which made me appreciate my life and my parents. Disgraced judge Constance Constanc is out of jail — with a leg tag”.

However, is it possible for one to hate the very child she carried inside of her for nine months?

But somehow Constance found the courage to survive her terrible start in life. Paperbackpages. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Black Box Thinking Matthew Syed. Pryce was a friend and neighbour of Briscoe.

Aug 17, Loussin rated it liked it. Constance’s mother systematically abused her daughter throughout her childhood. Claire becomes a punching bag for her mom’s problems, which eventually spiral out of control, leaving her abandoned at age View all 4 comments. May 24, Roxanne rated it it was amazing.

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Putting brscoe that I am proud that Ms. Winfrey had included the book in her influential Book Club and — such is her power — confronted Frey in person on her TV show. This book made me think a lot even if it left a rather negative impression on me.

After pupillage with Consfance Mansfieldshe joined the chambers of Barbara Calvert. 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.

Constance Briscoe: Her rise and fall

There are so many holes in this tale I am horrified that the author is a barrister and Judge. Briscoe studied Law at Newcastle University graduating with a 2: I contance out she has written a follow up book that goes through her college years. Just like any other average kid, Briscoe was often given chores to do such as preparing the chicken to cook.


I’m not surprised by that.

Mother of ‘Ugly’ judge loses libel case

Don’t get me wrong- it’s sad she went through it, but as I read it, it got increasingly difficult to relate to her. This is her heartrending – and ultimately triumphant – story. Newcastle University University of Warwick. Retrieved 3 May What I find distressing is thinking about how many more children are being abused right at ufly very moment around the world whilst I sit comfortably writing my irrelevant little book review just because I like to.

Neither did her mother attempt to speak to her. Her partner is Tony Arlidge QC.

I couldn’t get out of bed, and when I did, I hit the bottle. Most of the time I had to guess what she meant. And what a witness. On 6 OctoberBriscoe was arrested uyly Clapham and subsequently bailed pending further enquiries, as a result of a police investigation.

Not in terms of narrative, but just the way she constructed her sentences, her lack of contractions, and so forth. Retrieved 26 February Personally, I enjoy non-fiction books that discusses deep personal issues and traumatic experiences constamce it opens my eyes to the different possibilities to what life could have been like for me.