Tag Archives: Philomena

Philomena: The film and the book

I’ve watched the motion picture adaptation of The Lost Child of Philomena Lee twice in the last forty eights hours. Unlike many film adaptions I have seen, very nearly none of the scenes in Philomena are duplicated from the original book version. So, I felt the movie merited a second watch. And indeed, I did […]
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Irish babies: some thoughts on Martin Sixsmith’s Philomena

Philomena: a mother, her son, and a 50 year search by Martin Sixsmith is ripe with conversation starters.Today, I want to talk about the Irish babies. There are all sorts of crazy horrible things that go on in our world, and reading about them makes me angry. I have read other instances of babies being taken […]
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