The Unmarried Mother
Sheila Tofield tells her moving true story about being a single mother in 1950s Britain, in The Unmarried Mother.
'A searing, honest testimony' Lesley Pearse
Sheila grew up in Rotherham, the daughter of an uncaring mother who made her believe she was useless, stupid and - most painfully of all - unlovable. As a young woman, her worst childhood fears were confirmed wh
Very well written story. The author writes first hand about growing up with a pretty rough childhood and then becoming pregnant in a time when being unwed and pregnant was looked down upon. She did the only thing she knew to do and went to an unwed mothers home to place her baby up for adoption. When she gives birth she falls in live withher baby and decides to keep her. She struggles as a single mother but prevails. She goes on to describe her horrific marriage and how her life went, i enjo ...more