In the Family WayIllegitimacy Between the Great War and the Swinging Sixties

Author(s): Jane Robinson

Biography, Memoir & Autobiography

Only a generation or two ago, illegitimacy was one of the most shameful things that could happen in a family.

In the Family Way tells secrets kept for entire lifetimes: long-silent voices from the workhouse, the Magdalene Laundry or the distant mother-and-baby home. Anonymous childhoods are recalled, spent in the care of Dr Barnardo or a Child Migration scheme halfway across the world.

There are sorrowful stories in this book, but it is also about hope: about supportive families who welcomed 'love-children' home, or those who were parted and are now reconciled. Most of all, In the Family Way is about finally telling the truth.

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  • : 9780241962916
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : February 2016
  • : 19.70 cmmm X 13.30 cmmm X 2.20 cmmm
  • : books

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  • : Jane Robinson
  • : en
  • : 336