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The Donegal Woman [PDF / EPUB] The Donegal Woman Less than 100 years ago a form of slavery still persisted in parts of rural Ireland the hiring fair system Children as young as seven or eight were sold for fixed periods by their impoverished parents Less than years ago a form of slavery still persisted in parts of rural Ireland the hiring fair system Children as young as seven or eight were sold for fixed periods by their impoverished parents to farmers who worked them to the bone treating them as little than cattle Often worse The Donegal Woman is based on the true story of the author's own grandmother Born to the poorest of Protestant farmers in the hills of Donegal hired out as a child raped The Donegal PDF/EPUB ² by her new master and then pregnant forced to marry another man twice her age But Margaret was not defeated Inspired by the needs of her children she fought back She fed and clothed them and she brought beauty and joy into their lives as she introduced them to the natural wonders of world Nor was she defeated in her own spirit She came to understand how she could love her children with all her heart but hate the act that brought them about she came to understand that sex did not have to be violent and brutal She came to understand that it could be gentle and tender and loving Margaret was a true Irish heroine Her life is an example for women everywhere.


10 thoughts on “The Donegal Woman

  1. says:

    It's hard to say I enjoyed this book because of the sadness and unfairness of the main character's life Margaret is based on the author's grandmother's life in Ireland It has a few touching moments but for the most part it is a cruel and brutal life It has a very sad ending But as you are reading this book you know there is no other way it could end for Margaret This book gives you a clear picture of this time period and how the people of the different classes and religions were treated


  2. says:

    This book was based on the authors grandmother It is a sad thought provoking tale of slavery abuse starvation and hardship It should be compulsory reading in all schools in Ireland North and South People now don't know what hardship is They should read this book and be thankful for the lives they are living now I could not put it down once I got into it A real page turner and an amazing story


  3. says:

    A beautifully written and heart breaking novel based on the author's grandmother


  4. says:

    Very very thought provoking I couldn't put it down


  5. says:

    ShockingThis book is a shocking reflection of Irish life in the early 1900's To think that it is a true story is mind boggling


  6. says:

    This is my absolute favourite story of all time I fell in love with the character Margaret It is the ONLY book I have ever kept and read again and again


  7. says:

    Brilliant book hard to put down tearful moments


  8. says:

    Liked this so much better than Snow Falling on Cedars It's a true story of the authors grandmother growing up in Ireland I won't give much of the story line away but it's a must read


  9. says:

    Uttershite A terribly written book that trades on its pseudo biographical marketing It's terrible Not even entertainingly so Less 50 Shades of Grey 50 Strains of Ebola Spare yourself


  10. says:

    very difficult book didn't enjoy it at all


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