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on 17 January 2015
I enjoyed this book although I found it harrowing. I was a teenager in the 60s and it painted a true picture of the time. I cannot believe how attitudes to unmarried mothers have changed in such a short time. Sex education was nonexistent and hypocrisy rife. If a girl became pregnant as a student it was impossible to complete your degree. It was very upsetting to read how badly Angela was treated by those who should have shown compassion and support. Perhaps attitudes have swung too much the other way today nowadays. It is almost impossible to adopt a baby and the needs of the mother are put before that of the child.
I am glad that there was a happy ending for Angela with a loving husband and daughter, and, as a huge bonus , reunion with her son.