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Philomena

Martin Sixsmith

Published by Whole Story Audio Books
ISBN 10: 1471258742 / ISBN 13: 9781471258749
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Title: Philomena

Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books

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Now a major film starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan Falling pregnant as a teenager in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. BIC Classification: BG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 138 x 164 x 28. Weight in Grams: 316. . 2014. Unabridged. Audio CD. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781471258749

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Synopsis: Now a major film starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan Falling pregnant as a teenager in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. She spent the next fifty years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic. A compelling and deeply moving true story of human love and loss, both heart-breaking yet ultimately redemptive.

About the Author: Martin Sixsmith was born in Cheshire and educated at Oxford, Harvard and the Sorbonne. From 1980 to 1997 he worked for the BBC as the Corporation's correspondent in Moscow, Washington, Brussels and Warsaw. From 1997 to 2002 he worked for the Government as Director of Communications and Press Secretary first to Harriet Harman, then to Alistair Darling and finally to Stephen Byers. He is now a writer, presenter and journalist. He is the author of Philomena, as well as the novels Spin and I Heard Lenin Laugh, and the non-fiction books Moscow Coup: The Death of the Soviet System and The Litvinenko File: The True Story of a Death Foretold. He lives in London.

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