Banished Babies: The Secret History of Ireland's Baby Export Business
by Mike Milotte
'This book would make your blood boil...one of the finest pieces of journalism this reader has come across for many a day. The author, Mike Milotte, has done his profession proud.'
- The Irish Times
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Banished Babies: The Secret History of Ireland’s Baby Export Business
Mike Milotte’s damning exposé of the collusion between the Irish government and Irish Catholic Church in banishing thousands of vulnerable ‘illegitimate’ children from Ireland in the 1950s and 60s was first published to critical acclaim in 1997, and quickly achieved iconic status. For this updated and expanded edition the author has added previously untold personal stories from some of the ‘banished babies’ he met in the intervening period, stories that further illuminate the murky shadows of this official, but long-concealed child-export business.
This UPDATED AND EXPANDED edition of Banished Babies: The Secret History of Ireland’s Baby Export Business also examines the Irish State’s failure to fulfil promises – made in the wake of the book’s first appearance – to adequately facilitate search and reunion among the ‘banished babies’ and their natural parents.
Due to the popularity of Philomena by Martin Sixsmith, the tragic discoveries made at Tuam and Dublin and the recent BBC documentary Ireland’s Lost Babies there is an ever-increasing focus, both at home and abroad, on the mother and baby homes and the illegal transatlantic adoption trade. Banished Babies: The Secret History of Ireland’s Baby Export Business is an important book that everyone should read.
|Dimensions||215 × 135 × 15 mm|
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