Ten nuns speak openly about themselves. From varying backgrounds and orders, they all have different stories to tell, often moving and bizarre and sometimes shocking. While some of them live lives of strict enclosure, others have jobs, including AIDS counsellor, journalist, silversmith and doctor.
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True stories of ten contemporary nuns, in their own words, based on two years' of interviews conducted by the author, Mary Loudon, who is an agnostic. Moving, bizarre, uninhibited, sympathetic and sometimes shocking, Unveiled gives unique and unparalleled access to an increasingly unusual and often mis-perceived group of women. A bestseller in the UK and Australia, Unveiled has received rave reviews all over the world, and launched the author, Mary Loudon, when she was still only 24. For more information on Mary Loudon and her subsequent books, visit www.maryloudon.co.uk
Mary Loudon was born in November 1966, the yyoungest of five children. Brought up and educated in Wantage, Oxfordshire, she left school in 1985 and spent the following years washing up in a Cornish hotel; child-minding and acting in London and America; and weeding peanut crops on a kibbutz in Israel. She read Theatre Studies at Warwick and received am award from the university towards her subsequent work in a street clinic in Calcutta, winning the Margaret Rhonda Award from the Society of Authors for her work towards Unveiled. Unveiled also won her a 1992 'Achievement Award from Cosmopoitan magazine. She reviews regularly for the Independent, and has written for the Observer, The Sunday Times, the Independent on Sunday, the Sunday Telepgraph, the Guardian, the New Statesman, the Daily Mail, the Sydney Morning Herald, the British Medical Journal, the Tablet and the Catholic Herald. Her poetry has been published in an anthology of new writing, and she has appeared a s a guest on radio and television programmes. Mary Loudon lives in London.
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Book Description Vintage, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099326515
Book Description Vintage, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99326515