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The Unmarried Mother

Sheila Tofield Ñ 1 READ

Lanation Heartbroken and vulnerable Sheila was easy prey to the worst type of man a man who turned his back on her when she told him she was carrying his child In Fifties Britain an unmarried pregnant girl receivednot sympathy but censure and contempt Shunned by most of her family Sheila ended up in a Church of England home for unmarried mothers with no apparent alternative than to give up her child for adopti Well worth a readI really enjoyed reading this book It's hard to think what a d

CHARACTERS The Unmarried Mother

On But when she held her newborn daughter in her arms for the first time Sheila knew she had to do the unthinkable bring up her baby on her own in a society that would condemn her for it Sheila Tofield is a proud grandmother living in Chichester and The Unmarried Mother is her first book Her touching story was picked up by Penguin when she entered the hugely successful life story competition with Saga Magazine Such a heartfelt biography If a woman born raised in a difficult era you are re

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Sheila Tofield tells her moving true story about being a single mother in 1950s Britain in The Unmarried Mother 'A searing honest testimony' Lesley Pearse Sheila grew up in Rotherham the daughter of an uncaring mother who made her believe she was useless stupid and most painfully of all unlovable As a young woman her worst childhood fears were confirmed when her fiance broke off their engagement without an exp This book it shows how much our society has changed in the time Shelia has been


10 thoughts on “The Unmarried Mother

  1. says:

    This book it shows how much our society has changed in the time Shelia has been alive I find our society a bit in your face now but I can't imagine what it must've been like to go through such ridicule and for no real reason other than the science and conseuences of unprotected sexI actually felt so much for Shelia She had such a tough journey she had a lot of cruel people in her life such as her Mom her brother Eric ugh and her friend 'Jean' I also had a lot of dislike for George For not having the balls to stand up to Shelia's mom knowing what a bully she was and allowing to send the woman he loved back into a hole like that I know someone similar to Shelia's Mother and I know how it can be to have that estranged relationships but I also know the courage it brings to ensure that the people you love get only the best treatment and feel its important to say that though Shelia didnt make the best choices then she did what she thought was right for her family with Pat Peter and Roy Though I didnt like Roy either Im glad she got the happy ever after by having and keeping Pat and knowing that life may not be perfect all the way through but that you can find happiness throughout no matter what others thing Shelia might have been unmarried and that might have been her only convinction in 1950s Britain but she was a true heroine and she never gave up fighting all the way Now shes surrounded by millions of mothers and fathers that bring up their children single handedly Her suffering and public humiliation was unnecessary but it reflected the contradictions of the time and the differences between men and women as well as the ineuality We are so lucky and we don't even know it


  2. says:

    I really enjoyed reading this book It gave a good insight as to the social stigma of having children outside marriage in the 1950's how people behaved towards her general attitudes and the difficulties she faced The realities of being sent away to a mother baby home The story progresses with her life as it was then and now I became an unmarried single mother in the 1990's and the attitudes of the older people towards me were appalling so I feel I can somewhat relate to this book


  3. says:

    True gritty and heartwarming The story is one that maybe uite a few people can identify with It’s well written no holds barred sort of a book that I enjoyed immensely and found myself muttering things such as “ good for you” and “why didn’t you see that coming?” I became so immersed in the story


  4. says:

    Really lovely true story This is a true account of what life was like for an unmarried Mother in the 50s and 60s Sheila went through a tough childhood of rejection and this in turn made her feel unloved and unworthy Because of this she made lots of wrong decisions regarding men However the one thing she did get right was loving her children A nice easy story to read


  5. says:

    Well worth a readI really enjoyed reading this book It's hard to think what a difficult childhood the author endured but lovely to know that she eventually found the love she so needed and deserved Some very interesting facts about the war years Make sure you have time to finish this book before you start reading I couldn't put it down until the end


  6. says:

    Really good readOnce I started reading i couldn't put it down I am amazed at how she kept going through all the negativity of her childhood and how loathed she was growing up She's a true inspiration


  7. says:

    Interesting to readI was very interested in how things were in the 1950s plus a the motherdaughter relationship between Sheila and her mother The story of her relationships following this showed her low self esteem and how her mother's influence had made her the way she was


  8. says:

    Such a heartfelt biography If a woman born raised in a difficult era you are reduced to years at times when it hits you of the hard times she had growing up then in adulthood I truly recommend this book it's heartfelt


  9. says:

    Wonderful story of struggle and loveI enjoyed every page of this story Thank you so much for sharing I feel like it has changed me in a way and made me appreciate my 20 years partner and my two childrenyour a wonderful storyteller and a strong women


  10. says:

    Beautifully written and moving story about a remarkable woman and the times she grew up in


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