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by June Goulding


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

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.

June Goulding is a 22 yo nurse who comes to work at the Mother and baby home, unaware at the time of accepting the job, what the .

June Goulding is a 22 yo nurse who comes to work at the Mother and baby home, unaware at the time of accepting the job, what the purpose of the home is. Girls/women have their children, breast feed them for 10 days and then are seperated. At 3 years of age, the mothers desperately seeking every opportunity to see their child, the children are adopted out, the 'lucky ones' going to Shannon Airport to be adopted by childless American couples. So, the pains taken by the author, nurse June Goulding, to deliver this book were well worth it. The only thing that didn't sit well with me was that Ms. This book tells an important story that shouldn't be forgotten.

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. Библиографические данные. The Light In The Window.

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wow this book had me in tears right from the start. Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. As a rule ı read quite a lot of books based on the painfull lives of others however this one moved me more than most.

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. 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. Where they were denied any contact with the outside world; denied basic medical treatment and abused for their 'sins'; where

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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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ISBN13: 978-0091902056

ISBN: 0091902053

Author: June Goulding

Category: Medical Books

Subcategory: Medicine

Language: English

Publisher: Ebury Press; Reprint. edition (March 1, 2005)

Pages: 224 pages

ePUB size: 1942 kb

FB2 size: 1877 kb

Rating: 4.4

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jorik
I know 5 stars is supposed to mean I 'love' the book and I can't say I loved reading about the horrifice treatment of unwed mothers and their children in Ireland over decades of time. Though I've read reports, seen documentaries, and read fictionalized accounts of the infamous mother/baby homes and the Magdalene Laundries this was a first-hand account by a witness/participant. Some readers have criticized Goulding's writing technique, but I think she wrote as I'd expect her to speak and her style made this all more credible. Her ambivalence is understandable to someone raised in the 1950s; I still remember in the U.S. how hard it was for an independent woman in the '70s much less Ireland in the '50s. A hundred thank-yous for setting these into book form. Ireland is not all green hills and picturesque stone walls.
jorik
I know 5 stars is supposed to mean I 'love' the book and I can't say I loved reading about the horrifice treatment of unwed mothers and their children in Ireland over decades of time. Though I've read reports, seen documentaries, and read fictionalized accounts of the infamous mother/baby homes and the Magdalene Laundries this was a first-hand account by a witness/participant. Some readers have criticized Goulding's writing technique, but I think she wrote as I'd expect her to speak and her style made this all more credible. Her ambivalence is understandable to someone raised in the 1950s; I still remember in the U.S. how hard it was for an independent woman in the '70s much less Ireland in the '50s. A hundred thank-yous for setting these into book form. Ireland is not all green hills and picturesque stone walls.
POFOD
This is an exceptional book. READ IT.
This book has it's sweet moments, it has as little (very little) humor, most of it is an absolute horror. I was an unmarried 17 year old when I found myself pregnant in 1960. I was loved by my mother, father, brother, and a whole slew of family. I am unable to visualize the tortures set forth in this book, the most horrific being the loss of my child.
There must be a special place in hell for those person responsible, and special place in heaven for those girls and their baby's. God bless them.
POFOD
This is an exceptional book. READ IT.
This book has it's sweet moments, it has as little (very little) humor, most of it is an absolute horror. I was an unmarried 17 year old when I found myself pregnant in 1960. I was loved by my mother, father, brother, and a whole slew of family. I am unable to visualize the tortures set forth in this book, the most horrific being the loss of my child.
There must be a special place in hell for those person responsible, and special place in heaven for those girls and their baby's. God bless them.
Jediathain
at least the young mothers and babies had you Mrs. Goulding. I'm an American and I had a baby out of wedlock. I fortunately had the support of my family and friends. Unfortunately my son died 2 days before his birth and I haven't had any more children. No matter when all this took place it was criminal---not the girls---the way they were treated. You mention several times how the "home" was like prison. well prisoners are treated way better. I (even though I was not one of the girls) wanted to commend you on your humanity, your love and all the things you did to try and help these girls and their babies. Such a sad story...it makes me angry.
Jediathain
at least the young mothers and babies had you Mrs. Goulding. I'm an American and I had a baby out of wedlock. I fortunately had the support of my family and friends. Unfortunately my son died 2 days before his birth and I haven't had any more children. No matter when all this took place it was criminal---not the girls---the way they were treated. You mention several times how the "home" was like prison. well prisoners are treated way better. I (even though I was not one of the girls) wanted to commend you on your humanity, your love and all the things you did to try and help these girls and their babies. Such a sad story...it makes me angry.
Joni_Dep
Parts were very boring. Too much detail about her personal stuff re: her boyfriend and upcoming wedding; didn't care about that at all. But as a different perspective on attitudes and treatment of unwed mothers of those times, it was interesting to note that despite her disagreement with how they were treated, she was essentially powerless to change anything. The Church ruled the times and the pervasive attitude was that these were sinful, fallen women. The men, of course, were blameless and got no punishment at all.
Joni_Dep
Parts were very boring. Too much detail about her personal stuff re: her boyfriend and upcoming wedding; didn't care about that at all. But as a different perspective on attitudes and treatment of unwed mothers of those times, it was interesting to note that despite her disagreement with how they were treated, she was essentially powerless to change anything. The Church ruled the times and the pervasive attitude was that these were sinful, fallen women. The men, of course, were blameless and got no punishment at all.
Fawrindhga
This book is written from the point of view of the "fly on the wall". It really confirms the assertions written from the point of the victims since this topic was unearthed in the 1990"s. Powerful. Unbelievable the way so many of these nuns terrorized young, helpless women who often found themselves pregnant after having been victims of rape, incest, and ignorance and abandonment by their families.
Fawrindhga
This book is written from the point of view of the "fly on the wall". It really confirms the assertions written from the point of the victims since this topic was unearthed in the 1990"s. Powerful. Unbelievable the way so many of these nuns terrorized young, helpless women who often found themselves pregnant after having been victims of rape, incest, and ignorance and abandonment by their families.
Blueshaper
June Golding's account of her two years as a midwife at a convent run as a home for unwed mothers in Ireland in the early fifties is a haunting reminder about human rights and basic human decency. These young mothers were effectively convicted and incarcerated for the untenable crime of conceiving a child out of wedlock. There children were taken, ostensibly to provide "better" lives for them, but often without the consent of their mothers. Golding did what she could and ultimately, all she could do was tell their stories. I am a birth mother, but the circumstances around my son's adoption was so far from what these women endured. I had a strong support network around me that included the parents I chose for my son and I knew that I was doing what was best for him and for me. These women in these homes had no such luck. My heart breaks for them but I am so grateful to Golding for bringing their stories to light.
Blueshaper
June Golding's account of her two years as a midwife at a convent run as a home for unwed mothers in Ireland in the early fifties is a haunting reminder about human rights and basic human decency. These young mothers were effectively convicted and incarcerated for the untenable crime of conceiving a child out of wedlock. There children were taken, ostensibly to provide "better" lives for them, but often without the consent of their mothers. Golding did what she could and ultimately, all she could do was tell their stories. I am a birth mother, but the circumstances around my son's adoption was so far from what these women endured. I had a strong support network around me that included the parents I chose for my son and I knew that I was doing what was best for him and for me. These women in these homes had no such luck. My heart breaks for them but I am so grateful to Golding for bringing their stories to light.
Helo
An amazing story. June gave every piece of herself to those women; she was the only hope and comfort they experienced. Thank you for bringing your story and the stories of young women to light for all of us to understand. You brought light out of darkness; shame, fear, and guilt- that is the greatest gift of all. "... and the truth shall set you free." Shame on the church for enabling this abuse; may their souls rest in peace.
Helo
An amazing story. June gave every piece of herself to those women; she was the only hope and comfort they experienced. Thank you for bringing your story and the stories of young women to light for all of us to understand. You brought light out of darkness; shame, fear, and guilt- that is the greatest gift of all. "... and the truth shall set you free." Shame on the church for enabling this abuse; may their souls rest in peace.
This is a valuable account of one mother and baby home. It is unique in that it is written from the perspective of the nurse-midwife who worked delivering babies in one of the homes. Therefore, the author's account is akin to that of a reporter embedded in this private world telling those on the outside what life was like on the inside. Perhaps the most important point of the book is that the home was, in all the ways that counted, a prison. Few people comprehend that these women were under duress, and there was no informed consent upon entering the home or giving up the rights to their children.
This is a valuable account of one mother and baby home. It is unique in that it is written from the perspective of the nurse-midwife who worked delivering babies in one of the homes. Therefore, the author's account is akin to that of a reporter embedded in this private world telling those on the outside what life was like on the inside. Perhaps the most important point of the book is that the home was, in all the ways that counted, a prison. Few people comprehend that these women were under duress, and there was no informed consent upon entering the home or giving up the rights to their children.