A book with a bit of history and how times were so different back to when this guy, who tells his story of being a Secret Child, was when he was a young boy. Gordon Lewis whose first name was originally Francis is kept a secret by his mother for nine years. Cathleen, being a Catholic in Ireland, and having a child outside of wedlock knew this was a sin, and could have had her child taken away from her. She finds a Hostel, which is very welcoming to young women who have fallen pregnant outside marriage. A safe Haven for the ladies in Ireland so they can bring up their child. When she first arrives she does finds it hard to adjust, but working as many hours as she called as a Waitress, finally tries to make hens meat and get her and Gordon away to start a new life in England.
However the dream of a better life in England does not start off well. Gordon is relieved to have find out about his passed and remember more about it, as some of his memories had slipt away as he got older.
A really great read, and well written. Makes you feel grateful to life as it is now, even though there are still those living in poverty, least women don't have to hide away when they have a child when they aren't married or with the biological father.
I would rate this book 10 out of 10.
I am a mum and work Part time. I am also an Author and love to share parts of my life that I know will help others too.