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The Amazing Life of Cecilia Chattergee: 2021 (Paperback)

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As she lay on the bed, bruised and bleeding, she felt her strength come back, and her steely determination tightened inside. It was time to make a decision.

Cecilia Chattergee (1876-1947) was a woman who defied convention.

She was a lawyer in India, at a time when women didn't have careers. She was a Parsee who married outside of her religion. She lived as a widow when Indian society ostracised widows. She also endured unimaginable trauma and tragedy, yet never lost sight of her ambitions.

Set against the backdrop of India's struggle for independence, this is the story of one woman's struggle for her own independence. Her fight to live her life her way and improve the life chances of her children.

Bernie Morgan is Cecilia Chattergee's great-granddaughter. She hosts the podcast, Amazing Women, Invisible Lives. She wanted to bring Cecilia's amazing story to a wider audience and give her the recognition she deserves.

BiographyTrue storiesFiction & PoetryHistorical Fiction Publisher: Chronos Publishing Publication Date: 04/03/2021 ISBN-13: 9781838091866  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Prior to writing the book, Bernie had a varied career including being a CEO, a cleaner, a stand-up comedian and an entrepreneur. Bernie was born and brought up in Hertfordshire. She has three children and four grandchildren and lives with her partner in Kent.

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What a fabulous story! Cecilia Chattergee, born in India in 1876, was a woman who was committed to having it all; a husband, family and a career. Not only that, but she was set on becoming a lawyer at a time when women in India were not permitted to work outside the home. This is her story. Cecilia was a woman way ahead of her time and it wasn’t so much that she was a strong woman but that she couldn’t afford to appear weak. She suffered unimaginable tragedies and still continued to get up and show up, determined to set a good example to her children by demonstrating the difference that education could make to their lives. She had, as the title says, an amazing life and I can fully understand why her descendant felt the urge to write this novel. This is a life which needs to be celebrated and Bernie Morgan has done a first-class job of writing a novel which keeps the readers attention all the way through. An excellent read, highly recommended and worth 4.5*.

- 20/10/2021
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