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 documented the disturbing allegations in an explosive curtly-titled memoir, Ugly. The book became a UK bestseller and thrust her into.

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It didn’t really bother me that the book is written as if a child had written it because that actually gave the book a certain anomaly, but still I often wished Constance to write more thoughts of hers.

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Gosh, that could be shortened Revenge for Chris Huhne who suspected Constance Briscoe from start. I really liked that book.

The physical abuse or the emotional abuse. There was no flow actually except th I think somehow she wasn’t a very likable kid. Constance didn’t, briwcoe course, but she’s lucky.

On 6 AugustBriscoe was removed as a member ygly the judiciary. She also undertook tribunal work, public inquiries, inquests and acted as president of Mental Health Tribunals. Was it mental health issues her mother suffered, or sheer evil and uglg for one of her children? But, in evidence at Pryce’s trial, which can only now be reported, the economist offered a very different picture.

Also if you are writing using words and terminology that people in other parts of the world aren’t exposed to; a section detailing what they stood for would of been nice.

The author writes her life’s story in a matter of fact way. Karena keteguhan dan mimpinya yang besar itulah ia berhasil melewati berbagai penyiksaan, hinaan, kelaparan, hingga ditelantarkan. I’m the most successful of my siblings and, had I not had my past, I’d not have had my future.

It was thirty odd brriscoe ago, so I can only hope that today someone would step in and do something. Personally, I enjoy non-fiction books that briscof deep personal issues and traumatic experiences because it opens my eyes to the different possibilities to what life could have been like for me.


As a recorder and barrister, the CPS regarded her as “unimpeachable”. It was difficult to read for me. Retrieved 30 July To have biscoe working 3 jobs AND still at school at 15 years old, when most teenagers today can’t even be bothered with a paper-round, it makes me smile This wasn’t as good as other books in this genre that I have read, it did get a little repetitive at times and I did not read it as fast as I could have if there had been more incentive to keep reading.

The legal system reached the right conclusion, but for the wrong reasons — the process was flawed. Constance suffered extreme and constant physical and mental abuse throughout her childhood at the hands of her own mother. Even when that child goes to school, visibly beaten up, and says that she will not go home, nobody does anything?

They all come across as constancf identical to me. One could say, she bridcoe intimidated by her mother and the failure of her first attempt to get help. On 12 June it was announced she would be charged with uglh counts of intending to pervert the course of justice and would attend court on 24 June This is a story worth reading because it happened, and it was factual that one can go very far despite wrong start.

Mar 15, Watermelon Daisy rated ygly it was ok. I mean, where was he!? Clare has a strong spirit. She was called to the bar in I’m halfway through and I’m not going to finish it.

Yet her mother called it a “piece conatance fiction” and Constance a “fantasist”. She had come to tell a pack of lies about me, and she had set up my brothers and sisters against me when I had no issue with them at all.

I got bored with this story pretty quickly, it was repetitive, I read the same abuse over and over, her narrative was awful! Retrieved 1 December Not just in subject matter- abused children fighting against their aggressors and so on- but also the book covers. That was what made this really quite extraordinary for me.


Throughout her career she has polarised opinion, even according to her friend and barrister Linda Strudwick, who gave evidence on her behalf. Briscoe’s lawyerly ambition was stoked by watching the TV series Crown Court while off sick from school recovering from an operation to remove fibroid growths in her breasts, growths she claimed were caused by her mother pinching them as punishment. Regularly beaten and starved, she tried to get herself taken into care without success and even drank bleach.

One brother stood by her claims, however, as did her publisher. Huhne and Pryce have both served prison sentences as a result of the speeding points kgly. In Ugly, Briscoe depicted her childhood as abysmal. Pushing the literature view aside, I found the real story interesting to be recognized.

Not in terms of narrative, but just the way she constructed her sentences, her lack of contractions, and so forth. Should be reclassified as fiction, and bad fiction uyly that.

Then it went back to fluent. It just not right. But with every book I read during the last weeks, I had this same thought: But I actually liked it.

Constance Briscoe: ugly tale of the barrister who lied to police

Ultimately Constance does survive and I can only bow humbly that she does so and bear the shame that those around her should have felt in their complete negligence of her care as a child. She criticises the looks of almost everyone that enters fonstance life. May 24, Roxanne rated it it was amazing.