In The Family Way: Illegitimacy Between The Great War And The Swinging Sixties

Paperback | March 22, 2016

byJane Robinson

not yet rated|write a review
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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$21.99

Ships within 1-2 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

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 o...

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...

other books by Jane Robinson

Drowned Worlds
Drowned Worlds

Kobo ebook|Jul 12 2016

$7.99

see all books by Jane Robinson
Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.8 × 4.8 × 0.9 inPublished:March 22, 2016Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0241962919

ISBN - 13:9780241962916

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of In The Family Way: Illegitimacy Between The Great War And The Swinging Sixties

Reviews