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

Author: Jane Robinson
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Category: British & Irish History, 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000, Social & Cultural History, Social Issues & Processes
Book Format: Paperback

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.

About Jane Robinson
Jane Robinson was born in Edinburgh, brought up in North Yorkshire and read English at Somerville College, Oxford. In the Family Way is her ninth book, and like her previous work, including the acclaimed Bluestockings (25,000 TCM) and A Force to Be Reckoned With: A History of the Women's Institute (8,000 TCM), it confirms her as one of our most engaging and original social historians. Jane lives near Oxford with her husband and two sons.

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SKU BK-9780241962916
Barcode # 9780241962916
Brand Penguin Books Ltd
Artist / Author Jane Robinson
Shipping Weight 0.1700kg
Shipping Width 13.300m
Shipping Height 2.200m
Shipping Length 19.700m

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