Hello, I recently finished this book. Pauline Prescott's autobiography reads like a novel. She experienced much sadness in her teenage years, her father died, her brother almost lost his life through illness, then at sixteen she found herself pregnant. and her boyfriend disappeared back to the USA. Three years later she made the difficult decision to give her son up for adoption.
It's a very moving, warm, and humorous story, portraying Pauline Prescott as a loving daughter and mother, and a loyal wife and friend. There are heartaches and trauma, as well as great happiness. She has traveled the world attending royal and political engagements, and forty years after letting go of her son she was at last re united with him. Her story would make a great film.
I definitely recommend this book. I kept on reading because I wanted to know what happened next. It's very emotional, I found myself shedding a tear when she had to give up her son, then more tears when she found him again. It reminded me of when my mother gave up her first son to come and live in England. Sadly there was no happy ending for her as she passed away before she had chance to meet him again.
If you are looking for an inspirational true story about a young working class girl who makes good, have a read of this. Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.