Home » In the Family Way: Illegitimacy Between the Great War and the Swinging Sixties by Jane Robinson
In the Family Way: Illegitimacy Between the Great War and the Swinging Sixties Jane Robinson

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

Jane Robinson

Published
ISBN : 9780241962916
Paperback
400 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Unmarried mothers, absent fathers, orphaned children -- this is a truly gripping book about guilty secrets, family bonds and unlikely heroes.Only a generation or two ago, illegitimacy was one of the most shameful things that could happen in aMoreUnmarried mothers, absent fathers, orphaned children -- this is a truly gripping book about guilty secrets, family bonds and unlikely heroes.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. However there is much hope: about supportive families who welcomed love-children home, or those who were parted and are now reconciled.