Belonging: A Memoir of Place, Beginnings and One Woman's Search for Truth and Justice for the Tuam Babies (Paperback)
  • Belonging: A Memoir of Place, Beginnings and One Woman's Search for Truth and Justice for the Tuam Babies (Paperback)
zoom

Belonging: A Memoir of Place, Beginnings and One Woman's Search for Truth and Justice for the Tuam Babies (Paperback)

(author)
£15.99
Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 16/09/2021
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

ONE WOMAN, THE SECRETS OF A SMALL TOWN, AND A QUEST FOR JUSTICE THAT ROCKED A NATION.

Catherine Corless could not have known where her interest in local history would lead her, as she began researching the Tuam Mother and Baby Home in Galway in 2010. Uncovering no less than 796 missing burial records of children born there, the stark truth of their place of rest became clear: a disused sewage tank on the old home site, where two boys had once stumbled upon bones.

But who were these lost children, and what had happened to them in the care of the Bons Secours order of nuns?

Determined to know more, Catherine's painstaking research led to a quest for justice that continues still as, often against fierce resistance, she brought to light a terrible truth that shocked the world, impacted the Vatican, and led to a Commission of Investigation in Ireland.

Part memoir, part detective story, Belonging is both a personal account - of identity, beginnings and Catherine's search for her own mother's lost story - and a recounting of her forensic crusade on behalf of the lost babies of Tuam. It speaks to the tender love of a mother and her child; to the unforgettable screams which echoed through the corridors as babies were taken against the parent's will; and to a mystery which continues to this day, as so many still search to know where, and to whom, they belong.

Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
ISBN: 9781529339765
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 232 x 152 x 38 mm

You may also be interested in...

Windswept & Interesting
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
And Away...
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
Too Many Reasons to Live
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Mrs Hinch: Life in Lists
Added to basket
Windswept & Interesting
Added to basket
£25.00   £12.50
Hardback
The Wild Silence
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Fall
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
A Queen for All Seasons
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Living the Chateau Dream
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
This Much is True
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Shackleton
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Lyrics
Added to basket
£75.00   £60.00
Hardback
PRIVATE EYE
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
The Storyteller
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Mental Fitness
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
Tour de Force
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.