Marie Fleming's courageous battle for the right to die on her own terms won the heart of the nation last year.
But back in 1970, as a scared, pregnant teenager, she was in court to witness her heartbroken father sue a prominent politician who had seduced his wife ... and stole her mother.
Starting this Saturday, in an exclusive extract from her moving memoir An Act of Love, she tells of her traumatic childhood and how she grieved for the mother who abandoned her.
Continuing with Part 2 in the Sunday Independent, plus “Life After Marie” - read Tom Curran’s story exclusively in Monday’s Irish Independent.
Saturday begins with the Irish Independent.
Before you make up your mind, open it.