Constance Briscoe: The True Story of a Loveless Childhood

This compelling autobiography tells the story of Constance Briscoe s terrible childhood and ultimately the strength of human spirit. Growing up in South London in a large West Indian household, Constance was singled out and physically and mentally abused

This compelling autobiography tells the story of Constance Briscoe's terrible childhood and ultimately the strength of human spirit. Growing up in South London in a large West Indian household, Constance was singled out and physically and mentally abused by her mother and stepfather. Regularly beaten and starved, she attempted suicide by drinking bleach.

When Constance was 13, her mother simply moved out, leaving her daughter to fend for herself. Not only did she find the courage to survive, but she also went on to become one of Britain's first black female judges. This book is a tough read - disturbingly honest and harrowing. But it will keep you gripped to the end and will leave you feeling nothing is impossible. 4/5