Founded on Fear: Letterfrack Industrial School, War and Exile (BOK)

Peter Tyrrell, Diarmuid Whelan

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I warn society against the child who has been hurt - Peter Tyrrell A tormented childhood in Letterfrack industrial school with the Christian Brothers left an enduring mark on Peter Tyrrell. Ignored by the authorities and distressed by his memories, he later burnt himself to death on Hampstead Heath in London. His story of horrific abuse is told with childlike simplicity, penned in a series of letters to Senator Owen Sheehy Skeffington. Bringing to life, with touching sincerity, a shocking reality where beatings of children as young as five were commonplace, this startling account may have gone unpublished if not for its chance discovery amongst Skeffington's papers. At last, Peter Tyrrell has been given a voice. Tyrrell never recovered from the abuse that he suffered, yet was determined that his story should be heard. His memoir makes for harrowing yet extraordinarily compelling reading. It is impossible not to be touched.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2008
Forfatter Diarmuid Whelan, Peter Tyrrell Forlag
Bantam Press
ISBN 9781848270237 Antall sider 352
Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 2,4cm Vekt 244 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Autobiography: general, Child abuse