Secret Child

Secret Child

1950s Dublin--a Young Boy Hidden From His Family

Book - 2015
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The shocking true story of a young boy hidden away from his family and the world in a Catholic home for unmarried mothers in 1950s Dublin.

Born an 'unfortunate' onto the rough streets of 1950s Dublin, this is the incredible true story of a young boy, a secret child born into a home for unmarried mothers in 1950s Dublin and a mother determined to keep her child, even if it meant hiding him from her own family and the rest of the world.

Despite the poverty, hardship and isolation, the pride and hope of a community of women who banded together to raise their children would give this boy his chance to find his real family.

A wonderfully heartwarming and evocative tale of working class life in 1950s Dublin and 1960s London.

Publisher: London :, HarperElement,, 2015
ISBN: 9780008127336
Branch Call Number: 306.874092 Lew
Characteristics: 299 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Crofts, Andrew 1953-


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Sep 12, 2018

I would not call this a 'shocking' story. This boy did not suffer thanks to the Home where his Mother found refuge. The same would apply to women world-wide in religious, cultural and male-dominated societies. It was an easy-going read without any angst to speak of.

feaTHers_341 Aug 17, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this, very interesting on lives in Ireland in the 1960s & stigma of having a child out of wedlock and how those lives are lived

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