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Our Father's Secret: The true story of three Irish girls' struggle against abuse and their fight for justice
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Our Father's Secret: The true story of three Irish girls' struggle against abuse and their fight for justice (Paperback)

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From the crowded and working-class streets of 1960s Dublin, comes the powerful and inspiring true story of three young sisters who, after years of abuse and trauma, overcame their fears and together, fought for the justice they deserved.

Joyce, June and Paula Kavanagh were born to a family of ten in Ballyfermot, Dublin. Sharing a cramped room, they dreaded hearing the noise of their father's clicking fingers - the sign that they were his chosen victim - and grew up in fear, trapped in a house that should have been a home.

It's not until a fateful phone call from their cousin that the unravelling of their father's iron grip on his family begins, and the sisters' glimpse an opportunity to not only escape, but seek redemption. Can the sisters come together to finally confront their past and put an end to the their father's tortuous control?


This book was previously published under the title Click, Click

BiographyMemoirsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesViolence in societyChild abuse Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 29/10/2020 ISBN-13: 9781409194736  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Joyce Kavanagh has six children. She works for a not-for-profit organisation as a Community Engagement Coordinator in the Childhood Development Initiative, Tallaght, where she also lives. June Kavanagh is married with three children. She is a community activist and a Director of the Board of the Childhood Development Initiative, a children's charity, in Tallaght West. Paula Kavanagh lives in Dublin with her partner of fourteen years. She now works as an Administrative and Communications Coordinator for the Childhood Development Initiative, Tallaght. Marian Quinn is chief executive of a children's charity in Tallaght and has previously been employed in the Department of Justice and the Health Service Executive.

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