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Philomena: The true story of a mother and the son she had to give away (film tie-in edition) by [Sixsmith, Martin]
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"The extraordinary story of an extraordinary woman . . . Philomena's tale is special. . . . It reveals a remarkable human being with astonishing fortitude and a truly humbling willingness to forgive. . . . I hope Philomena's heroic search and her courage in allowing her story to be told will bring comfort to all who have suffered a similar fate." --Judi Dench, from the Foreword
"A searingly poignant account of forced adoption and its consequences." --"Kirkus Reviews "(starred review)
"Riveting . . . Sixsmith chillingly recounts . . . this mother-and-son saga." --"Publishers Weekly"
"Emotionally compelling." --"Library Journal"
"A powerful testament to the strength of the bond between mother and child." --"Shelf Awareness"
"Heartbreaking . . . a story that needed to be told." --"The Independent"
"Delves into a woman's grief with restraint and sensitivity." "--"Independent on Sunday"
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"The touching story of a mother's fifty-year search for her son." "--"Sunday Times "(London)"

The extraordinary story of an extraordinary woman . . . Philomena s tale is special. . . . It reveals a remarkable human being with astonishing fortitude and a truly humbling willingness to forgive. . . . I hope Philomena s heroic search and her courage in allowing her story to be told will bring comfort to all who have suffered a similar fate. Judi Dench, from the Foreword
A searingly poignant account of forced adoption and its consequences. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Riveting . . . Sixsmith chillingly recounts . . . this mother-and-son saga. Publishers Weekly
Emotionally compelling. Library Journal
A powerful testament to the strength of the bond between mother and child. Shelf Awareness
Heartbreaking . . . a story that needed to be told. The Independent
Delves into a woman s grief with restraint and sensitivity. Independent on Sunday

The touching story of a mother s fifty-year search for her son. Sunday Times (London)"

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Philomena is now a major film starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, directed by Stephen Frears

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6447 KB
  • Print Length: 430 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Main Market Ed. edition (10 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DTUKK6C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 1,835 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,018 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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