More Information, Please
After reading all the new threads about the Best Books of 2013, the books RPers got for Christmas and others, I have lots of questions but I'm starting this thread to ask them in instead of disrupting the flow of the excellent information in the already existing topics.
I'll just dive in with my first question:
Vee, I've read that Sixsmith's book is really more about the life of Philomena's son in America and not so much about Philomena herself whom I gather is the focus of the film. Are you finding that's true?
I heard about the film and was curious, but I'm more interested in the broader scope of the Irish revelations than about particular personal accounts, although I'm sure Philomena's and her son's experience are interesting too. I happened to order a few days ago Banished Babies: The Secret History of Ireland's Baby Export Business by Mike Milotte. It was first published in 1997 and updated in 2012 and seems to be the definitive version, so far. Have you read it? I'm impatiently awaiting delivery of my copy. I have read accounts of the notorious Magdalene laundries and saw the 2002 film that depicted them.