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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Ten Hail Marys : A Memoir
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'In January 1966, Kate Howarth gave birth to a healthy baby boy at St Margaret's Home for unwed mothers in Sydney. In the months before the birth, and the days after, she resisted intense pressure to give up her son for adoption, becoming one of the few women to ever leave the institution with her baby. She was only sixteen years old.

'What inspired such courage?

'In Ten Hail Marys, Kate Howarth vividly recounts the first seventeen years of her life in Sydney's slums and suburbs and in rural New South Wales. Abandoned by her mother as a baby and then by "Mamma", her volatile grandmother, as a young girl, Kate was shunted between Aboriginal relatives and expected to grow up fast. A natural storyteller, she describes a childhood beset by hardship, abuse, profound grief and poverty, but buoyed with the hope that one day she would make a better life for herself.

'Frank, funny and incredibly moving, Ten Hail Marys is the compelling true story of a childhood lost, and a young woman's hard-won self-possession.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my dear departed friend John 'Pumpy' Scipione.
  • Other formats: Also electronic resource
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2008

Works about this Work

Book Reviews : The Humanising of History : Kate Howarth's 'Ten Hail Mary's' Clare Archer-Lean , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 30 no. 1 2011; (p. 56-58)

— Review of Ten Hail Marys : A Memoir Kate Howarth , 2008 single work autobiography
'Simple Love Story' Wins Age Award Jason Steger , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 August 2010; (p. 13)
Hailing a Brave Catharsis Jason Steger , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 August 2010; (p. 25)
Off the Top Shelf Catherine Cole , Mark Rubbo , Michael Shmith , Clare Wright , Gig Ryan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2010; (p. 24-25)
The judges for the 2010 Age Book of the Year Awards provide a summary for the category for which they are responsible and comments on each shortlisted title.
A Story to Outrage and Entertain Anne Fullerton , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 25 July 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Ten Hail Marys : A Memoir Kate Howarth , 2008 single work autobiography
Courage in Grim Times : Tale of a Young Unwed Mother Carol Major , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-4 April 2010; (p. 34-35)

— Review of Ten Hail Marys : A Memoir Kate Howarth , 2008 single work autobiography
Off the Shelf : Memoir Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 April 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Ten Hail Marys : A Memoir Kate Howarth , 2008 single work autobiography
Staying Mum on the Pain of Adoption Peter Kirkwood , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 April 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of Ten Hail Marys : A Memoir Kate Howarth , 2008 single work autobiography
Off the Shelf Christina Houen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 20 April 2010; (p. 7)

— Review of Ten Hail Marys : A Memoir Kate Howarth , 2008 single work autobiography
Non-Fiction Books Sue Bond , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 April 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of Ten Hail Marys : A Memoir Kate Howarth , 2008 single work autobiography
Off the Top Shelf Catherine Cole , Mark Rubbo , Michael Shmith , Clare Wright , Gig Ryan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2010; (p. 24-25)
The judges for the 2010 Age Book of the Year Awards provide a summary for the category for which they are responsible and comments on each shortlisted title.
Hailing a Brave Catharsis Jason Steger , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 August 2010; (p. 25)
'Simple Love Story' Wins Age Award Jason Steger , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 August 2010; (p. 13)
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