The sensitive book on which the movie Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, was based. Martin Sixsmith writes of Philomena Lee’s real-life quest to find the son who was taken from her and sold to new parents in 1955. At the time, she had been “put away” in a Catholic convent in Ireland as a “fallen woman”. Includes a foreword from Dame Judi herself.
Philomena: A Mother, Her Son and a Fifty-Year Search — Martin Sixsmith — Pan — PB — $20