Sold into Marriage: One Girl's Living Nightmare

Sold into Marriage: One Girl's Living Nightmare

by Sean Boyne

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Sold into Marriage: One Girl's Living Nightmare by Sean Boyne

In 1973 a sixteen-year-old Irish schoolgirl was sold into marriage by her father. Her groom was a farmer almost four times her age. Despite a pre-nuptial agreement guaranteeing that there would be no sex, her husband raped her repeatedly. He also beat her.

Although she made desperate pleas for help, the legal system, the police and the clergy failed to come to her aid. Sold into Marriage is the story of that girl's loveless marriage, as told to journalist Sean Boyne, her rape, subsequent pregnancy and suicide attempt and her eventual escape to London and freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847175021
Publisher: Irish American Book Company
Publication date: 08/29/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 361,688
File size: 395 KB

About the Author

Sean Boyne is a journalist and author. He retired in 2009 as Political Correspondent of the Sunday World, one of Ireland’s major newspapers.

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Sold into Marriage: One Girl's Living Nightmare 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a sad and very touching story. I could nof put this book down.