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Martin Sixsmith

Philomena Review

PHILOMENA is based on the 2009 book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee written by Martin Sixsmith.  The book is based on the true story of an unmarried teenage mother in Ireland in the 1950s. The attitude towards her and other young women who gave birth out of wedlock was harsh and unforgiving. Philomena Lee was sent to the convent at Roscrea where she and other unmarried mothers had to work to pay o...

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