In the Family Way : Illegitimacy Between the Great War and the Swinging Sixties, Paperback Book

In the Family Way : Illegitimacy Between the Great War and the Swinging Sixties Paperback

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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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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780241962916

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