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15/11/2007



book tag ...

My friends are joining in with this book tag, so why not join in too. Go to Amazon and in the search line type in your name and see what comes up.

The book I have chosen is Letter to Louise by Pauline Collins, a very emotive story which thankfully has a happy ending.

In 1964, in a bare room in Waterloo, a young actress gave her baby for adoption. They were to be parted for more than 20 years. The actress was Pauline Collins and the baby was her daughter Louise. This is a memoir of the months leading up to that day in Waterloo. In it, Pauline Collins recalls the idyllic time spent in rep in Killarney, playing in a different play every night, seven days a week, living in digs and falling in love. After the season had finished, she found she was pregnant. Frightened and alone now, she decided to have the baby, hiding the fact from family, agents and friends. Going to ground, she waited for the baby to be born in a home for unmarried mothers, buoyed up by the kindness and humour of the other residents, and the nuns who cared for them. Yet soon she came to realise that she had no choice but to give her daughter away. Reluctantly she got on with life, finally achieving success and personal happiness. But she never forgot Louise and their story has the ultimate happy ending, the day they were reunited 22 years later.

Am I allowed this one too, as I love the cover!



4 comments:

Nicola said...

Great idea, Louise, I just did this and posted about it. What fun!

Cowboys & Custard said...

Such a heartbreaking story.. I just can't imagine the emotional burden that Pauline carried around with her all those years..
Thank goodness she has had the chance to see her daughter again.
Michelex

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Hi Louise,
Thank you for stopping by to see me and for your kind expression of sympathy for me and my family....I really do appreciate it!

Looks like you found some neat books...I couldn't really find any thing that great with the name "Kim" in the title.

Take care...love, Kim

Katherines Dream said...

Great covers Lousie.
This is quite good fun !