This is the autobiography of the illegitimate child of a Protestant mother and Catholic father in Southern Ireland in the 1940's and 1950's. The main substance of the book is the absolute poverty he grew up in whilst others saw it in his own Protestant community yet did little to help alleviate the situation for him. It underlines how vulnerable children were treated by those who were supposed to care. Those who tried to speak up such as his first foster mother were ignored or were exposed to consquences for trying to advocate on behalf of these children.
Hannah's Shame - True Life Story
Non Fiction /