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review ¶ Rock Me Gently ✓ ➸ [Reading] ➺ Rock Me Gently By Judith Kelly ➭ – Tushna-hram.ru In the 1950s shortly after her father's death Judith Kelly was left in the care of nuns at a Catholic orphanage while her mother searched for a place for them to live She was eight years old Far from In the s shortly after her father's deat[Reading] Rock Me Gently By Judith Kelly Tushna hram.ru In the 1950s shortly after her father's death Judith Kelly was left in the care of nuns at a Catholic orphanage while her mother searched for a place for them to live She was eight years old Far from In the s shortly after her father's death Judith Kelly was left in the care of nuns at a Catholic orphanage while her mother searched for a place for them to live She was eight years old Far from being cared for Judith found herself in a savage and terrifying in.

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Long into her adult life Years later at a kibbutz in Israel Judith met and befriended an elderly Holocaust survivor It was a friendship that began with an instinctive recognition of the fear and suffering each had experienced and one that would begin an emotional journey culminating in Judith's return to the Nazareth House orphanage to confront her memories and to achieve some measure of peace Updated and revised by the author to confront her critics this astonishing moving and deeply shocking memoir resonates in the mind long after the final pag.

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Rock Me GentlyStitution where physical emotional and sexual abuse was the daily norm and the children's lives were reduced to stark survival As the months became years and no word came from her mother she sought comfort Rock Me eBook instead from the girls around her and especially the bright angel voiced Frances who seemed miraculously untouched by the nuns' persecution and the abject misery surrounding her When a tragic accident robbed Judith of her dearest friend the traumatic memories of the event were to trouble her deeply.

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  • [Shai] Bibliophage

    review ¶ Rock Me Gently Rock Me GentlyI was expecting it to be written as graphically horrifying or gruesome as possible But like her fellow who wrote a letter to the author after reading the first printing of this book the intensity of their experiences was lessen Nonetheless I had a pleasant time reading this may it be a real memoir or a work of fiction


  • Daniel Goldman

    review ¶ Rock Me Gently Rock Me GentlyThe cover of Rock Me Gently caught my eye because like the author I spent a considerable time in a childrens' home run by the same order of nuns as described in the bookOnce I began reading Rock Me Gently I could not put it down Here is a book that is not only extremely well written but should recognised as is a real life story about a girl who was brutally treated by her carers within a convent in Sussex Originally installed in the institution whilst her moth


  • Liyana

    review ¶ Rock Me Gently Rock Me GentlyI've often read the controversies surrounding memoir but regardless of whether it is completely truthful or come with a slight exaggeration I believe the gist


  • Emma

    review ¶ Rock Me Gently Rock Me GentlyA true story of life for so many children It was heartbreaking Just imagining the daily strife of these little ones Written lovingly it really draws you in to the different personalities of the convent children and their strength and resilience


  • Rita

    review ¶ Rock Me Gently Rock Me GentlyThis book was here at the Condo so put the rope back and started reading this one ne of those unbelievable tales of abuse and recovery even if she had to go spend to Israel and a Kibbutz to do it


  • Mieke Leegte

    review ¶ Rock Me Gently Rock Me GentlySuch a sad and tragic story Heartbreaking and devastating but I definitely recommend it


  • Carolina

    review ¶ Rock Me Gently Rock Me GentlyThis was an inspirational book to hear of the resilience the children had and how their spirit's never wavered this was also a horrifying and sadly common story of a Covent in the 1950s it really showed the inhumanity and cruelty of the nuns towards these poor children it was a gripping story right from the start of how Judith first enters the Covent asher mother was searching for a place for them to her finally escaping the hell hole and how she felt guilty at leaving the girls behind because she had feared they would be beaten worse now which shows the psychological warfare the nuns put these girls through so they were not just physically trapped but mentally imprisoned tooThe horrible abuse these nuns put these girls through unfortunately followed them through to their adulthood as of course such horrific abuse would but Judith writes about how she ca


  • Jennifer Leather

    review ¶ Rock Me Gently Rock Me GentlyIt wasn't a bad book it just wasn't great either The authors note at the start where she basically admitted to stealing phrases lines and ideas it's supposed to be her memoirs doesnt put you in the best frame of mind to start with She compares herself to Jayne eyre Umm nope The convent side of the story is good and interesting although after the authors note is less believable The Israel side of the story was rushed and slightly needless Yes it fleshed out the book but it was nowhere near as interesting and I don't think added anything I almost wanted to skip these parts to get to the good stuff so to speak


  • Amanda Lee

    review ¶ Rock Me Gently Rock Me GentlyI often get flashbacks of the scene in the movie of little princess amidst reading this book However this book portrays inhumanity to a different level justifying cruelty and savage act with religion which can be related to what is happening around us now attacks in the name of religion this book focuses on the impact it had on the victim the struggles she have to overcome to blend in the society again All it takes is to have someo


  • Book Barbarian (Tammy Smith)

    review ¶ Rock Me Gently Rock Me GentlyMy granny told me the nuns at her school would tie her left hand behind her back because it was evil to be left handed Heartbreaking for every child that has ever endured any abuse at the hands of monsters