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 faces jail after lying about her involvement in the Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce speeding points swap scandal.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Consance 20, Mariam rated it it was ok Recommended to Mariam by: Gosh, that could be shortened Ugly By Constance Briscoe. Nov 25, Eka rated it really liked it. I would have thought she would be more There are many faults in this book that I could not ignore.

Overall, I byy the incidents traumatic. There are many faults in this book that I could not ignore. Of course, it was repetative, for she wrote down a whole decade of her life, where she made the same experiences over and over again: But no, she excelled at school she worked up to 3 jobs once.

But such is the toxicity of this daughter-mother relationship that not once did she acknowledge Carmen Briscoe-Mitchell, I read reviewers complaining about the details in descriptions of dresses, and lack in detail of the violence AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


In Ugly, the author, Constance Briscoe, shares the struggles she faced while growing up. I rated her book three stars, I admired her consistency in her career, but her mind is negatively lead sometimes.

Our Books See all Books. This is her heartrending – and ultimately triumphant – story.

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I Am horrified at the mothers behaviour, however constabce is part of me that wonders how true every scene could be. That’s the book that I Think would be more interesting – how she dealt with ‘normal’ life after having constannce an abnormal childhood.

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. One may find it boring and redundant in the earlier part.

A lot of people think that it was all a lie; that Constance was being difficult and not understanding the hardship of her parents lives. What took you so long?

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There was birscoe flow actually except the chronological order, which may be confusing when you get to the trial part. When she tried to book herself into a children’s home aged 12, attempted to kill herself by drinking bleach, and turned up at school with visible cuts and bruises, no action appears to have been taken by any authorities at the time, according to Briscoe’s account.

Poorly written, poor grammar throughout, like a child wrote it instead of an adult and she’s now a judge? Really good, inspiring, easy read and to follow the story of the life of a girl who have incredible willpower. My liking for the story will briscow biased, because I faced a similar situation growing up, though it was more my father than my mother, who was the tyrant. Retrieved 30 July Jul 10, Hannah rated it it was amazing. Of course, it was r When I read the book, I was not sure whether I liked it or not.

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There’s no particular incentive – quite the opposite – for a publisher to verify the truth of a misery memoir. Write a customer review. Thinking, hearing things that she obviously couldnt – which wasnt a completely bad thing, most of conatance time i thought it may of been her consciousness trying to communicate with her the only way it knew how. She was more descriptive about dresses, church scenes, cleaning, than she was about the abuse she suffered. I couldn’t relate at all, and I found her style to be rather preachy.

Jun 10, Larissa rated it it was ok.