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Title: A Family from Barra: An Adoption Story
Description: Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland University Press. 1997, First Edition. (ISBN: 1869401654) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. "Beryl Martin grew up as Pat Ridge, daughter of Nellie and George. George worked at the Municipal Milk Department; Nellie fostered children, to whom she was mostly cruel. Roaming Wellington as a child and schoolgirl, Pat started work at the Zig Zag factory at 14; she ran away from home at 21, never to see Nellie again. In 1985, the Adult Adoption Information Act was passed and Pat Hawthorne (now with a name bestowed by marriage) set off to find the family she learned about only in her 50s - the "family from Barra". Her natural mother had died only a few years before she met her two brothers, and discovered a family ready to claim her. Barra, the smallest island in the Hebrides." 202 pages with photo illus and geneology charts. New/N/A.

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Price: US$ 12.00 Seller: Ariel Books
- Book number: 13333

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