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My Secret Sister: Jenny Lucas and Helen Edwards' family story Kindle Edition
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I am going to purchase this in paper back as my neighbour would love to read it. I will also recommend this book to friends as well.
It has really made me stop and think and take stock of how lucky we all are, my grandad is a twin and sadly his sister died some years ago and I saw for myself the bond they had.
I am so glad Jenny and Helen found one another and what a story
I enjoyed this book on several different levels. Firstly, I like true stories - biographies and autobiographies are my favourite genre. The contrast between the way that Helen and Jenny were raised is staggering - at totally opposite ends of the parenting spectrum. Your sympathy would naturally be with the daughter who was given away, but in this case she (Jenny) was the lucky one. Hearing them each describe their early lives in alternate chapters really accentuated the stark differences in their upbringings. How on earth did Helen survive the relentless physical and emotional abuse she received from her mother and Tommy?
This book also reminds us how attitudes to marriage and illegitimacy have changed since the middle of the last century. The immense pain, shame and heartbreak caused by childbirth out of wedlock back then ripped lives and families apart in a way that seems so alien to us all now - thankfully the stigma attached to the issue is all but dead and buried.
And the impact that war wreaks on societies and families is also clearly evident in the book - not only how enforced separation and all the associated uncertainties led to secrecy and infidelity, but also how the trauma of imprisonment and torture left some with the emotional scars and mental and behavioural disorders that plagued them for the rest of their lives.
This is a true story of the perseverance and determination of two people, cruelly separated by the circumstances surrounding their birth, to unravel all the secrets and lies they had been told, and to ultimately discover the truth about themselves and each other. A fascinating and very moving story.
they will find out more on their journey, thank you so much for sharing this story.
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So many twists n turns bout this lady n her babies. Good read hard to put down 1 Excellent.mysterious mum.Published 1 month ago by daffleek
Enjoyed this book, but it was sad to think of the wasted years. How many people must relate to this story in their own lives.Published 1 month ago by Charlotte
What a powerful an emotional story an it's real! Really enjoyed and would recommend . True story and really interesting.Published 1 month ago by mrs antonella armato
Wonderful book my children's are adopted so very poignant, they had. Much better childhood we were very lucky, good luckPublished 1 month ago by margaret smyth
What can you say about a wonderful book like that with such insight into the past it was a brilliant read thank you.Published 2 months ago by Pen Name
I couldn't get into this book, I tried starting over a few times, but it didn't catch my attention.Published 2 months ago by susan Beesley
excellent book get this for my kindle could not put it down. Story based in the area I live and even recognised some of the people in the story. Great value for moneyPublished 2 months ago by Judith Capstick
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