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Philomena A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search

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ISBN-10: 0143124722

ISBN-13: 9780143124726

Edition: 2013

Authors: Martin Sixsmith, Judi Dench

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Judi Dench: the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 yearsWhen she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a “fallen woman.” Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him.Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena’s son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Martin Sixsmith was educated at Oxford, Harvard and the Sorbonne. From 1980 to 1997, he was the BBC correspondent in Moscow, Washington, Brussels and Warsaw. From 1997 to 2002, he worked as the director of communications and press secretary for Harriet Harman, Alistair Darling, and Stephen Byers. He is the author of two novels, Spin and I Heard Lenin Laugh. His non-fiction work, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, is the basis for the film Philomena starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench.

Judi Dench is the foremost actress in British theatre. She was made a DBE in 1988 and a Companion of Honour in 2005.