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Insights into the life of an outstanding woman
on 13 May 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I seem to be having a 'feminine political autobiography season' right now. I read and reviewed Shirley Williams' 'Climbing the Bookshelves' last week here on Amazon. Indeed, there are parallels between the two women. Both were from a privileged background; both were committed feminists, with a vision of social justice and fairer society. Mary's willingness to take on her country's very constitution where it's enshrined Catholic stance compromised those goals is quite remarkable, as was her work as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Any autobiography, by it's very nature, has it's objective limitations compared to an authorised biography, but this is definitely one of the best, most honest political memoirs and well worth a read.