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Evelyn A True Story

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Crisp clean joys and lonely sorrows of life in the care of nuns After two years the Irish Supreme Court finally made an unprecedented decision which for the first time in Irish legal history took into account the children's wishes and Desmond his daughter and his sons began their lives again Evelyn Doyle has crafted a jewel like chronicle of a major turning point in Irish s and culture Uplifting gritty and emotionally compelling this stunning memoir is an unforgettable celebration of the Irish spir. Loved the book and loved the movie Getting Justice and Getting Even: Legal Consciousness among Working-Class Americans in the care of nuns After two years the Irish Supreme Court finally made an unprecedented decision which for the first time Soegija in Frames in Irish legal history took Beans and Rice, Rice and Beans into account the children's wishes and Desmond his daughter and his sons began their lives again Evelyn Doyle has crafted a jewel like chronicle of a major turning point Lords of Misrule: Mardi Gras and the Politics of Race in New Orleans in Irish s and culture Uplifting gritty and emotionally compelling this stunning memoir The Miracle Match: Chappell, Lillee, Richards and the most electric moment in Australian Cricket is an unforgettable celebration of the Irish spir. Loved the book and loved the movie

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In the slums of Dublin in 1953 Evelyn Doyle's mother ran off with a lover abandoning her family and leaving Evelyn's father to care for six children Already struggling to support his children as a painter and decorator Desmond Doyle faced the fact that he would have to turn them over to church run industrial schools while he went to England where he could earn higher wages and save money to support them without state assistance He believed the placement was temporary However upon his return to Dubli. Very touching and uite emotional at times

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N several months later he discovered that the Irish state had assumed custody of the children and refused to release them Tea and Green Ribbons is the astonishing heart wrenching tale of Desmond's dramatic uest to get his children back told in gripping fashion by his daughter Evelyn In the ensuing years after losing his children Desmond devoted himself to working with some of Ireland's foremost legal experts to fight both the Church and the government Meanwhile Evelyn his eldest child discovered the. Tea and Green Ribbons by Evelyn DoylePublisher Free Press library edition withdrawnYear 2002ISBN 0743242599Pages 243Reviewed by Tina H; Arkansas USARating ⭐⭐⭐⭐Tea and Green Ribbons by Evelyn Doyle is a story about when Evelyn was a young girl seven to nine years old It is a very interesting story but I would have liked to hear of Evelyn's story Evelyn Doyle was the eldest of six children their mother Mammy abandoned her husband Desmond Dessie Daddy and also all six of her children Evelyn the oldest at seven and Dermot the youngest at one year old Dessie had been sick in the hospital with lead poisoning that he acuired while working as a painter houses to support his familyWhile Dessie was so sick Mammy had been sneaking around and seeing Gerry who was Dessie's first cousin Dessie of course didn't have any idea what was going on Evelyn didn't know exactly she was too young and innocent to understand what she was seeing When Dessie got out of the hospital he was going to work and one morning Mammy got up early and told Evelyn that she was going for the messages in the 1960s slums of Dublin there was no mailbox or postal service in their building then her Mammy never returnedDessie needed a caregiver to take good care of his children while he was at work Evelyn was too little for that much responsibility After much thought and a heavy heart on the advice of a man from the child agency that looked in on children who were mistreated or neglected he decided to put all five of his boys into the Industrial School run by the government and to put his precious little daughter into a convent Dessie in the meantime was going to England to make some money that he'd use to raise his children up properly with The arrangements were that Dessie would collect his children once he had a caregiver and a jobExcept that when Dessie tried to get his children back he was told NO He and his father went to his father's lawyer who looked into it for him and later the lawyer was discussing it with another lawyer friend who decided to take up Dessie's case to help him get his children back Pro Bono It turned out to be a national case because children were never allowed to go back to just one parent since his wife had run off with his cousin she was not available for him to get her signature on the endless forms reuired to recover his own childrenThe book goes straight into the incredible fight Dessie Doyle fought to get all six of his children back with no limitations The Children's Court Justices kept trying to make a deal where they could repossess the children if the court so desired


10 thoughts on “Evelyn A True Story

  1. says:

    A glimpse into an Irish man's fight with the government to gain custody of his children who had been placed in orphanages run by the Catholic church that set a precedent for cases to come in ensuing years I might not have picked this book up had I not seen the movie but I enjoyed both It gave me great understanding of a child's perspective in their feelings towards a step parent since the author was the child remembering her past She wanted so much to live with her father and brothers but had such ambivalent feelings towards her new mammy She didn't loathe her life at the convent she loved many aspects of it which made the decision even harder since the wishes of the child played a part in the court's decision


  2. says:

    Very touching and uite emotional at times


  3. says:

    A very good memoir about childhood in Ireland and a father's love Turned into the film EvelynFor the complete review please go here


  4. says:

    Tea and Green Ribbons by Evelyn DoylePublisher Free Press library edition withdrawnYear 2002ISBN 0743242599Pages 243Reviewed by Tina H; Arkansas USARating ⭐⭐⭐⭐Tea and Green Ribbons by Evelyn Doyle is a story about when Evelyn was a young girl seven to nine years old It is a very interesting story but I would have liked to hear of Evelyn's story Evelyn Doyle was the eldest of six children their mother Mammy abandoned her husband Desmond Dessie Daddy and also all six of her children Evelyn the oldest at seven and Dermot the youngest at one year old Dessie had been sick in the hospital with lead poisoning that he acuired while working as a painter houses to support his familyWhile Dessie was so sick Mammy had been sneaking around and seeing Gerry who was Dessie's first cousin Dessie of course didn't have any idea what was going on Evelyn didn't know exactly she was too young and innocent to understand what she was seeing When Dessie got out of the hospital he was going to work and one morning Mammy got up early and told Evelyn that she was going for the messages in the 1960s slums of Dublin there was no mailbox or postal service in their building then her Mammy never returnedDessie needed a caregiver to take good care of his children while he was at work Evelyn was too little for that much responsibility After much thought and a heavy heart on the advice of a man from the child agency that looked in on children who were mistreated or neglected he decided to put all five of his boys into the Industrial School run by the government and to put his precious little daughter into a convent Dessie in the meantime was going to England to make some money that he'd use to raise his children up properly with The arrangements were that Dessie would collect his children once he had a caregiver and a jobExcept that when Dessie tried to get his children back he was told NO He and his father went to his father's lawyer who looked into it for him and later the lawyer was discussing it with another lawyer friend who decided to take up Dessie's case to help him get his children back Pro Bono It turned out to be a national case because children were never allowed to go back to just one parent since his wife had run off with his cousin she was not available for him to get her signature on the endless forms reuired to recover his own childrenThe book goes straight into the incredible fight Dessie Doyle fought to get all six of his children back with no limitations The Children's Court Justices kept trying to make a deal where they could repossess the children if the court so desired


  5. says:

    Highly enjoyable read but because I’m not familiar enough with the constitution of Ireland religion what other peoples experiences were like in the samesimilar situation or what the times were like in the 1950s I don’t think it would be fair to give this 5 stars


  6. says:

    Great book about a fathers fight for justice


  7. says:

    Loved the book and loved the movie


  8. says:

    Good read I had a good time reading Evelyn's story I was able to fight the battle with Desmonds and left me with some tears of joy at the end I would recommend it


  9. says:

    This could have been a good book or at least an important book Evelyn Doyle who was a little girl in the 1950 is at the heart of a fierce custody battle between her hapless father and the Irish state As a middle aged woman Ms Doyle decided to write down her memoirs However she decided to write them from the perspective of the child she was and she maintains her perspective even when she writes about events she could not have been present at her father's stay in England or meetings with his lawyers her perception of her father's new girl friend and other key information Therefore we only get a very limited story angle We do not know what happened between her parents or why her mother decided to abandon the family Desmond Doyle is the hero of the book because he desperately wanted his children back and went to great lengths to wrestle them from the hands of the unrelentingly conservative Irish Catholic law But what events led his wife to elope and leave her six young children behind? Not one bit of information on that It is only hinted that Desmond might have had a temper and liked to spend an unwise amount of hours at the pub A balanced presentation of the parents' points of view would have been much appreciated Naturally we don't get to hear Evelyn's brothers' story because the kids were separated However Evelyn seems to be rather content and settled in at the industrial school where the nuns seem to take good care of her Much to my surprise because these institutions have reaped a reputation for neglect and abuse of which not a word is mentioned Good for Evelyn of course but this is contrary to popular belief and therefore confusing for the readerOverall the book is poorly written and leaves you wanting for information Perhaps it would be worthwhile to read the seuel but I am not sure if I will Does the writing improve?


  10. says:

    Ms Doyle is an excellent writer Her memoir is both heartwarming and heartrending relating information about the landmark court case regarding her custody without losing the reader in dry details It provides a glimpse into Irish Catholic life in the late 1950s telling about Ms Doyle's experience in the convent as much as her father's experience in court Additionally I've often found that nonfiction doesn't do its characters justice That is not the case here Tea and Green Ribbons is worth the read solely for the lively descriptions Ms Doyle provides of key players in her life at the time Note There's uite a bit of vulgar language throughout as well as mature themes so I probably wouldn't recommend to anyone under 18ish


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