The Mother's Story: A Tale of Hardship and Maternal Love

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Humble beginnings, hard labor and a son who becomes an international singing sensation, this compelling memoir tells the story of growing up in a poverty-stricken era during the 1920s--a childhood of hard labor in tough conditions. In her early teens, the author was sent off to Scotland to support her parents by picking potatoes in the fields, where she was paid a pittance and forced to sleep in cowsheds. Then as a young adult, she gutted fish in Scottish ports, working outdoors in freezing winters and blistering summers. In an inspiring story of triumph over adversity, Julia tells how she battled through dark periods by knitting sweaters into the early hours of the morning every day to support her family. Then, in an amazing twist of fate, this hard-working woman and dedicated mother watched from the wings as her off-spring flourished in life.

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Humble beginnings in rural Ireland, family survival, and a son who becomes an international singing sensation, the compelling memoir of Julia O'Donnell

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Now in her eighties, Julia O'Donnell continues to live in Kincasslagh, County Donegal, surrounded by her friends and family.

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