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This review is from: Suffer The Little Children: The True Story Of An Abused Convent Upbringing (Paperback)
I have read many similar books of horrific catholic convent horrors but I think this must be one of the saddest of them all. The story is well told and you can actually feel the fear and terror that these poor children suffered. I could not put it down, even though I found some parts difficult reading. The author should be congratulated on this well written tale, seeing as she left the convent hardly able to read and write. I feel the utmost sympathy for the author [and utter revulsion for the nuns and the so called people of god] and was glad to read that she was able to obtain some sort of justice [albeit very small]. Whilst I understand that 'times have changed' and these convents are no longer used as childrens homes [but for the elderly], I hope that in my old age I never enter one. I wish Frances Reilly all the best and I hope one day she, and all the other children who suffered, gets at the very least, the apology they so deserve.