Secret Child

Narrated by: Kevin Hely
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
4.4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The shocking true story of a young boy hidden away from his family and the world in a Catholic home for unmarried mothers in 1950s Dublin.

Born an 'unfortunate' onto the rough streets of 1950s Dublin, this is the incredible true story of a young boy, a secret child born into a home for unmarried mothers in 1950s Dublin and a mother determined to keep her child, even if it meant hiding him from her own family and the rest of the world.

Despite the poverty, hardship, and isolation, the pride and hope of a community of women who banded together to raise their children would give this boy his chance to find his real family.

A wonderfully heartwarming and evocative tale of working class life in 1950s Dublin and 1960s London.

©2015 Gordon Lewis (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • vaninaise
  • 10-18-16

One of my favourite audio books.

I listened this audio book for fifth time. Well written and narrated. Highly recommended if you are looking for good story to listen to.

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  • Patrick Dee
  • 08-09-20

Brilliant

Brilliant and very moving , a tough life that made Gordon what he is today, people of today don’t realise what tough and poverty mean anymore , excellently narrated which gave the story body, loved it completely. Patrick Dee Westcliff on Sea UK