For The Love Of My Mother

Author: J.P. Rodgers
Homepage 9780755315932

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  • : March 2008
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Description

"For the Love of My Mother" is the tragic and uplifting story of one Irish mother and her son. Born into a life of poverty and detained at the tender age of two for begging in the streets, Bridget Rodgers proceeded to spend the next 30 years of her life locked away in one institution or another. The orphanage came first but after being raped and falling pregnant, she was sent to a home for unmarried mothers where she gave birth, had her son taken away from her and then was sent to one of the infamous Magdalen Laundries. And that really is only the beginning of the story. A truly gripping tale told by the son she thought she'd lost for ever, it is a story of triumphing over poverty, a tale of hope when there seems to be none, and a tribute to a mother's love for her son.

Author description

Born in Tuam at a home for unmarried mothers, John Pascal Rodgers was taken from his natural mother when he was just thirteen months old and put up for adoption. After many years apart, they finally found each other again. John worked for a number of years in the UK but has now moved back to Ireland where he lives with his wife.