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Beyond Ugly

Constance Briscoe

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Biography: general, Autobiography: general, Prose: non-fiction, Child abuse

UGLY has sold over 600,000 copies

Despite her mother's constant physical and psychological abuse, Constance Briscoe has gained a place at Newcastle University to study law - a long-held ambition. She finances her studies by several jobs at weekends and during the holidays, including working with the terminally ill in a hospice. She also finds the money to pay for several cosmetic surgery treatments in an attempt to transform the face that her mother has convinced her is ugly, ugly, ugly. With the degree achieved, Constance takes up Michael Mansfield's invitation to become a pupil in his prestigious chambers. But she didn't find the support and encouragement she expected.

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Praise for Beyond Ugly

  • As compulsive as her bestselling debut, UGLY. - Woman & Home

  • It is a truly remarkable read from someone who overcame a torrid start in life. - Sun

  • On UGLY:

  • 'Utterly extraordinary . . . harrowing, often deeply disturbing, but ultimately inspiring' - Daily Mail

  • Reading the book is like an exercise in bottling up your rage. Afterwards, you feel helpless and disturbed. Which is only right. - Standard

  • An astonishing true story of hope over adversity - Mail on Sunday

  • Remarkable - Good Housekeeping

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Constance Briscoe

Constance Briscoe practises as a barrister and in 1996 became a part-time judge - one of the first black women to sit as a judge in the UK. She lives in Clapham with her two children, Martin and Francesca. Her partner is Tony Arlidge QC.

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