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For the Love of My Mother
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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.
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J.P. Rodgers was born in Co. Galway. He left school at fifteen and at age sixteen had the first of his many letters read on Ireland's popular Radio Eireann programme 'Dear Sir or Madam'. In 1963 he joined the mass exodus of Irish people who went to England in search of employment. He worked there as a bus conductor before emigrating to Australia in 1970. In 1978 he moved back to his childhood home near Williamstown, Co. Galway, where he still lives with his wife.

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