In the Family Way: Illegitimacy between the Great War and the Swinging Sixties review – a shameful history

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Thoughtful review of what looks like a really interesting book, from yesterday’s Observer. Read it here.

Some may bemoan the permissive society, but surely the inhumanity so often shown to vulnerable girls in our history (let alone in Ireland’s) makes us a better people? We might also reflect, historically, how that change came quite late, rather more the ‘seventies than the ‘sixties.

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