Elliott, Sue Love Child

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Love Child

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Adoption is one of the great, untold stories of our recent past. It is a truly epic tale of loss, guilt, identity, family feuds, reunion and redemption. It is a subject, until very recently, surrounded by secrecy and taboos.

In this enthralling memoir, Sue Elliott tells her own story of growing up as an adopted child. She details her emotional search for, and meeting with, her birth mother, Marjorie, the heartbreaking tale of how Marjorie came to give up Sue for adoption in 1950s England, and the shock of finding that she, Sue, wasn't the only child given away by Marjorie.

Weaved throughout is the vivid, emotional history of adoption in the UK. Drawing on a wide range of intimate personal experiences, it outlines the forces that shaped twentieth-century adoption practice, from baby-farming, the stigma of illegitimacy, incest and the bastardy laws, to children taken by force, the Magdalene laundries, mass emigration schemes without parental consent, to modern day adoption practices, buying babies from abroad, sperm donor fathers and tearful reunions on Trisha.

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"'This true story of loss, guilt, identity, family feuds, reunion and redemption is one that will move all who read it'" (The Sun)

"'Enthralling and informative'" (Woman and Home)

"'A marvellous book'" (Bernard Cornwell)

"'The human face of the skeleton in every family's cupboard'" (Anna Raeburn, writer and broadcaster)

"tremendously moving...essential reading for anyone encountering adoption within their family tree" (Family Tree Magazine)

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A moving memoir of one woman's search for her birth mother, with a fascinating history of adoption in the UK weaved throughout

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