Deirdre Boyle's Reviews > The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and a 50 Year Search
The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and a 50 Year Search
Deirdre Boyle's review
Feb 12, 2013
Heart wrenching true story which tackles a couple of major social injustices. The first was carried out by the Catholic church in 50’s Ireland to an unmarried pregnant girl Philomena, and subsequently her adored son who she is forced to give up for adoption. The second deals with the Reagan government's ambivalence toward AIDS research and action. There is a movie in the works starring the amazing Judy Dench, so you know it’s worth a read. Box of tissues at elbow though, at all times!
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February 12, 2013 – Shelved