Belonging

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When 51-year-old Catherine Corless decided to enrol in an evening course in local history, she had no idea where the decision would lead her. Catherine began researching the Tuam Mother and Baby Home in County Galway, which she had passed every day as a child on her way to school. Slowly, she began to uncover a dark secret that had been kept for many years: the bodies of 796 babies had been buried in what she believed to be a sewage tank on the grounds. But who were these children, how did they get there and who had been responsible for looking after them? Determined to ask why, Catherine doggedly set about investigating further. Her quest for justice for the Tuam babies and those who went through that home would span over a decade 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.

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When Catherine Corless began researching the Tuam Mother and Baby Home in Galway in 2010, she could not have known where her interest in local history would lead her. 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.

Determined to know more, Catherine’s painstaking research led to an ongoing quest for justice 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 – of identity, childhood and Catherine’s search for her own mother’s lost story – and part detective story, Belonging is an unforgettable and deeply moving account of one woman’s forensic crusade on behalf of the lost babies of Tuam.

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Weight 340 g
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.6 × 3.6 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

480

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

362.839532094174 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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