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Philomena: The true story of a mother and the son she had to give away (film tie-in edition) by [Sixsmith, Martin]
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Philomena: The true story of a mother and the son she had to give away (film tie-in edition) Kindle Edition

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“The extraordinary story of an extraordinary woman . . . Philomena’s tale is special. . . . It reveals a remarkable human being with astonishing fortitude and a truly humbling willingness to forgive. . . . I hope Philomena’s heroic search and her courage in allowing her story to be told will bring comfort to all who have suffered a similar fate.” —Judi Dench, from the Foreword

“A searingly poignant account of forced adoption and its consequences.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Riveting . . . Sixsmith chillingly recounts . . . this mother-and-son saga.” —Publishers Weekly

“Emotionally compelling.” —Library Journal

“A powerful testament to the strength of the bond between mother and child.” —Shelf Awareness

“Heartbreaking . . . a story that needed to be told.” —The Independent

“Delves into a woman’s grief with restraint and sensitivity.” Independent on Sunday
 

“The touching story of a mother’s fifty-year search for her son.” Sunday Times (London)

About the Author

Martin Sixsmith is the author of several fiction and nonfiction books and is a former BBC journalist and director of communications for the British government. He lives in London.

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  • File Size: 6447 KB
  • Print Length: 430 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Main Market Ed. edition (October 10, 2013)
  • Publication Date: October 10, 2013
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DTUKK6C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,240 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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