Penguin Publishing Group, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 226 pages
They were the "miracle babies"--five identical girls born on a farm, who went on to become the biggest celebrities of their day. Now, for the first time, the three surviving Dionne quintuplets tell their story--from their bizarre, socially isolated childhood, to the physical and sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of their parents, to their inspiring triumph over their difficulties. Includes never-before-published photos.
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A good book but I'm not sure how accurate it is. According to articles [allegedly] written by Annette Dionne on the 'Quintland' website the girls loved their parents, their father sent them beautiful Christmas and birthday cards [as adults] and their mother made a beautiful Christening shawl for her children. According to the book they couldn't wait to get away from their family home and hated living there.
We'll never know the truth of what went on, but it seems it was a very sad, dysfunctional existance. I hope that Annette and Cecile find some peace during their remaining years.