Bird's Nest Soup: Locked-up in an Irish Psychiatric Hospital

Bird's Nest Soup: Locked-up in an Irish Psychiatric Hospital

by Hanna Greally
     
 

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Hanna Greally spent the best part of the 1940s and 1950s incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital in the Irish Midlands. In Birds Nest Soup she recounts with vivid detail the terrible suffering she endured there. Though mentally well, and accepted as such by the authorities, she was condemned to life in an atmosphere calculated to bring about the steady degradation

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Hanna Greally spent the best part of the 1940s and 1950s incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital in the Irish Midlands. In Birds Nest Soup she recounts with vivid detail the terrible suffering she endured there. Though mentally well, and accepted as such by the authorities, she was condemned to life in an atmosphere calculated to bring about the steady degradation of the person. But Hanna lived to tell this remarkable and poignant tale of survival

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908634313
Publisher:
Cork University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Series:
Hanna Greally
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
158
Sales rank:
677,043
File size:
235 KB

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Hanna Greally spent the best part of the 1940s and 1950s incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital in the Irish Midlands. In Birds Nest Soup she recounts with vivid detail the terrible suffering she endured there. Though mentally well, and accepted as such by the authorities, she was condemned to life in an atmosphere calculated to bring about the steady degradation of the person. But Hanna lived to tell this remarkable and poignant tale of survival

Meet the Author

Hanna Greally (also known as Johanna or Joan Greally) was born in Athlone in 1925.

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