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Kathy's Story by Kathy O'Beirne

The infamous Magdalen Laundries operated for over eight decades. Thousands of young Irish girls were incarcerated in homes run by nuns and subjected to punishing work routines. Many were beaten and sexually abused. No survivor of the horrific system has ever told their personal story - until now.

Kathy O'Bierne spent nearly 14 years under the Magdalen Laundry regime. She was taken to a Magdalen Laundry at the age of 8, and for the next two years she was sexually abused and beaten. After attempting to rebel against the system, she was classified as mentally ill and transferred to a mental hospital where the abuse continued, with the addition of regular electric shock treatments.

At 13, back in another Magdalen Laundry, Kathy was raped and became pregnant. The child was born with an illness and spent her short life in a home run by nuns. Kathy still doesn't know where her baby is buried.

Miraculously, Kathy O'Bierne survived and has chosen to tell her story in the hope that she can help other victims. In Kathy's Story, the author recounts her tragic experiences in unflinching detail, along the way stirring up many extreme emotions. It details her will to survive horrific circumstances and her subsequent fight for justice that will inspire and impassion many.


Format: Paperback | 223 pages

Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 1.7 | 374g

Publication Date: 01 May 2005

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia

Publication City/Country: Pymble, Sydney, Australia

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 0732282160

ISBN13: 9780732282165


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including very minor scuff marks, a crease at the bottom of the front cover, and a long scratch on the front cover (barely noticeable), but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with very minimal creasing (very minor creasing on the last page in the book. No other creasing in the book), but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.