Read & Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ V.S. AlexanderAn informative and enlightening novel about the existence and misuse of the Magdalene laundries Magdalene laundries were used as a ehabilitation tactic for girls that have fallen or that have been lead down the wrong path in life The that could land a woman in
these laundries are numerous including prostitution and unwed mothers In book Nora s crime if you canlaundries are numerous including prostitution and unwed mothers In this book Nora s crime if you can call it that had been that she was making out with her boyfriend and that she was too forward Teagan call it that had been that she was making out with her boyfriend and that she was too forward Teagan offense Leaving her jumper in the basement of her church and calling the priest to etrieve it She was worried her mother would be angry if she misplaced it considering the expense When the priest confessed to his superior that he had been having unholy thoughts about Teagan Teagan was immediately sent away to the convent accused of seducing a holy man Once Teagan and Nora both ealized their situations were hopeless they developed a friendship and vowed they would escape by any means possible Day in and day out they worked in the laundry ate tasteless meals and were chastised for the smallest of offenses When they needed to seek penance they were sent to the penitent s oom where they would sit for hours upon hours sometimes days in a closet with no light These were the conditions at the conventBefore I even ead this book I was aware of the existence of Magdalene Laundries I had even seen the movie The Magdalene Girls However this book was so ich in historic detail that I ended up learning so much This was most certainly a heartbreaking and bleak story but it also preaches the importance of friendship hope and esilience I would definitely ecommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction lush with detail and authenticity I had never heard of the Magdalen Laundries which were un by both Catholic and Protestant churches from the 18th to the late 20th Centuries Fallen women in Ireland were sent to the grim Magdalen Laundries to epent under the su. Dublin 1962 Within the gated grounds of the convent of The Sisters of the Holy Redemption lies one of the city's Magdalen Laundries Once places of efuge the laundries have evolved into grim workhouses Some inmates are fallen women unwed mothers prostitutes or petty criminals Most are ordinary girls whose only sin lies in being too pretty too independent or tempting the wrong man Among them is sixteen year old Teagan Tiernan sent. Pervision of eligious communities Prostitutes unwed mothers flirty teens and girls considered so pretty that they were a temptation to men were among the girls incarcerated without a trial They spent long hours as free labor in the laundry working in silence with nothing to look forward to except a meager meal and hours of prayerThe novel The Magdalen Girls follows three girls in 1962 who were placed with the Sisters of the Holy Redemption by their families If the girls did not obey the cruel Sister Anne they were locked in the dark Penitent Closet or eceive another sadistic punishment Some girls plotted to escape
ONLY TO FIND THEY WERE MARKEDto find they were marked in the outside world with no means of support Secrets from Sister Anne s past fueled her actions against the imprisoned girlsThe book had vibrant characters and a plot that held my interest However Sister Anne s secrets did not add much to the story It never ceases to amaze me what cruel things people will do in the name of morality This interesting novel sent me online to learn about this part of Ireland s history 4 starsThree young girls among many others alienated from their families and sent to the Sisters of the Holy Redemption convent where they were indentured into the Magdalen Laundries Lea is content to live her life out in the convent however Teagan and Nora both believe they have been wrongly labeled as fallen and plan their escapes These asylums labeled as Laundries since that is the main occupation of these convents were basically prisons to the young women who were housed there They were beaten not well fed worked overtly and pressed into the Catholic eligion and all its eligious accoutrements Seldom were these girls ever eleased from their holding These work house convents lasted UNTIL 1996 WHEN A LARGE OUTCRY WAS PUBLICLY HEARD 1996 when a large outcry was publicly heard
England And Ireland Andand Ireland and Magdalens were awarded compensation for their years of toil Research on this book was very good It is a boo. By her family when her beauty provokes a lustful evelation from a young priestTeagan soon befriends Nora Craven a new arrival who thought nothing could be worse than living in a sualid tenement flat Stripped of their freedom and dignity the girls are given new names and denied contact with the outside world The Mother Superior Sister Anne who has secrets of her own inflicts cruel dehumanizing punishments but always in the name of. ,
K of fiction but solidly based on true fact Alexander did a great job in etelling the lives of the
Girls Who Lived This Horrorwho lived this horror eview at Smart Bitches Trashy BooksFrom the late 18th century to 1996 the Magdalen Laundries were In theory a place for fallen women to be employed with godly honest work and get off the streets and all that The eality was that women and girls could be committed to these asylums for years with no appeal or elease until such a time as the nuns unning the place let them go Records of women who disappeared into the asylums are scant and incompleteIt s one of the black spots in the history of the Catholic Church and while they were not exclusive to Ireland it s a black spot in the history of Ireland and its treatment of women as wellIt s not a particularly feel good story There s a happy ending for one of them but it s at SUCH a cost There s hope held out only to be snatched away again and again and again and given the easons most women and girls were sent to these places this isn t a surprise there s a child death as well so please be aware of thatI liked eading about this this facet of history even as I had to struggle with the age that "this wasn t a bygone era this was happening in my lifetime If we can understand the "wasn t a bygone era this was happening in my lifetime If we can understand the people do to each other maybe we can keep history from epeating itself Redheadedgirl I always hesitate when giving books one star The truth is that it s are for me to give a book one star I use two and three stars all the time but I tend to eserve one stars for books I truly hate And I didn t hate The Magdalen Girls But upon eflecting on it I ealize that there s nothing I emotely liked about it either I mean the premise was interesting but that s about it And seeing as how this is based on a true story this book shouldn t get points on the premise because it s not eally original So we go back to me not liking anything in this bookFirst things first The writing. Love Finally Nora and Teagan find an ally in the eclusive Lea who helps them endure and plot an escape But as they will discover the outside world has dangers too especially for young women with soiled eputations Told with candor compassion and vivid historical detail The Magdalen Girls is a masterfully written novel of life within the era's notorious institutions and an inspiring story of friendship hope and unyielding courage.