Philomena

When twelve-year-old Philomena doesn't readily find Aunt Liska in Prague, she is forced to seek out household jobs until an unexpected surprise marks the end of her search.

Author: Kate Seredy

Publisher: Viking Children's Books

ISBN:

Category: Czechoslovakia

Page: 93

View: 303

When twelve-year-old Philomena doesn't readily find Aunt Liska in Prague, she is forced to seek out household jobs until an unexpected surprise marks the end of her search.

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee is the tale of a mother and a son whose lives were scarred by the forces of hypocrisy on both sides of the Atlantic and of the secrets they were forced to keep.

Author: Martin Sixsmith

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230753213

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 668

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent at Roscrea in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising never to attempt to see her child again, she nonetheless spent the next fifty years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic. Philomena's son, renamed Michael Hess, grew up to be a top Washington lawyer and a leading Republican official in the Reagan and Bush administrations. But he was a gay man in a homophobic party where he had to conceal not only his sexuality but, eventually, the fact that he had AIDs. With little time left, he returned to Ireland and the convent where he was born: his desperate quest to find his mother before he died left a legacy that was to unfold with unexpected consequences for all involved. The Lost Child of Philomena Lee is the tale of a mother and a son whose lives were scarred by the forces of hypocrisy on both sides of the Atlantic and of the secrets they were forced to keep. A compelling narrative of human love and loss, Martin Sixsmith's moving account is both heartbreaking yet ultimately redemptive.

Philomena

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee is the tale of a mother and a son whose lives were scarred by the forces of hypocrisy on both sides of the Atlantic and of the secrets they were forced to keep.

Author: Sixsmith, Martin

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447245229

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 452

View: 107

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Philomena's son grew up to be a top Washington lawyer and a leading Republican official in the Reagan and Bush administrations. But he was a gay man in a homophobic party where he had to conceal not only his sexuality but, eventually, the fact that he had AIDs. With little time left, he returned to Ireland and the convent where he was born: his desperate quest to find his mother before he died left a legacy that was to unfold with unexpected consequences for all involved. This is the Film Tie-In edition of Martin Sixsmith's moving book. The film stars Dame Judi Dench, and is currently scheduled for Boxing Day release.

Philomena

Inspiring the film starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, and directed by Stephen Frears, Philomena is the tale of a mother and a son whose lives were scarred by the forces of hypocrisy on both sides of the Atlantic and of the secrets they ...

Author: Martin Sixsmith

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447245334

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 920

Inspiring the film starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, and directed by Stephen Frears, Philomena is the tale of a mother and a son whose lives were scarred by the forces of hypocrisy on both sides of the Atlantic and of the secrets they were forced to keep. With a foreword by Judi Dench, Martin Sixsmith's book is a compelling and deeply moving narrative of human love and loss, both heartbreaking yet ultimately redemptive. When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent at Roscrea in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising never to attempt to see her child again, she nonetheless spent the next fifty years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic. Philomena's son, renamed Michael Hess, grew up to be a top Washington lawyer and a leading Republican official in the Reagan and Bush administrations. But he was a gay man in a homophobic party where he had to conceal not only his sexuality but, eventually, the fact that he had AIDS. With little time left, he returned to Ireland and the convent where he was born: his desperate quest to find his mother before he died left a legacy that was to unfold with unexpected consequences for all involved.



Philomena s New Glasses

And if Philomena and Audrey have them, shouldn't their sister Nora Jane also have them? In this utterly amusing tale of sisterhood, glasses, purses, and dresses, these girls soon make an important discovery.

Author: Brenna Maloney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 042528817X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 858

From the creator of Ready Rabbit Gets Ready! comes a hilarious photo-story of sisterhood and one-upmanship. Philomena needs new glasses. Her sister Audrey wants them, too. And if Philomena and Audrey have them, shouldn't their sister Nora Jane also have them? In this utterly amusing tale of sisterhood, glasses, purses, and dresses, these girls soon make an important discovery. Not everyone needs the same things!

Philomena s Revenge

Philomena's Revenge As a teenager she was like any other , boys , the craic , smoking down the backs . Later there was talk she broke things , furniture and ...

Author: Rita Ann Higgins

Publisher: Salmon Publishing

ISBN: 9781897648100

Category: English poetry

Page: 88

View: 429


Cunk on Everything

'This is a book' Philomena Cunk 'Never contact me again' Professor Rupert Delgado, MBE 'Cunk for PM' Rachel Riley '. . . book . . .' Guardian 'Truly the intellect for our baffling times' The Times 'This book is absolutely stupid' The Pool

Author: Philomena Cunk

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473690390

Category: Humor

Page: 304

View: 648

'This book is great because it covers everything in existence apart from the 95% of stuff not worth bothering with' Philomena Cunk, star of Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, Moments of Wonder and Cunk on Britain, Cunk & Other Humans 'Essential reading for these slipshod times' Al Murray Once in a blue moon, a book comes along that changes the world. The Origin of Species. War and Peace. 1984. The World According to Danny Dyer. And now, Cunk on Everything: The Encyclopedia Philomena, by Philomena Cunk. Philomena Cunk is one of the greatest thinkers of the 21st century, and in Cunk on Everything she turns her attention to our biggest issue: why are there so many books? Wouldn't it be better if there was just one? This is that book - an encyclopedia of ALL HUMAN KNOWLEDGE, from sausages to Henry of Eight to Brush Strokes to vegetarian sausages. Read it, and you'll never have to read another book again. 'This is a book' Philomena Cunk 'Never contact me again' Professor Rupert Delgado, MBE 'Cunk for PM' Rachel Riley '. . . book . . .' Guardian 'Truly the intellect for our baffling times' The Times 'This book is absolutely stupid' The Pool

Philomena Begley

Here Philomena Begley takes us from her happy beginnings as a bread-man’s daughter in Pomeroy through the devastating loss of her brother Patsy and the risks of touring Ireland at the height of the Troubles, right up to her fiftieth ...

Author: Philomena Begley

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 1847179878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 428

She recorded and performed with stars like Billie Jo Spears, Ray Lynam, Foster and Allen, Charley Pride, Big Tom and Brian Coll, shared festival line-ups with Tammy Wynette, Glen Campbell, Don Williams, Hank Locklin and many more and was awarded gold, silver and platinum discs. Yet, throughout her extraordinary career, she has never forgotten where she came from, and it is the love and inspiration of her husband, Tom, her close family and her worldwide fan base that have made her the warm and generous star we know and love. Here Philomena Begley takes us from her happy beginnings as a bread-man’s daughter in Pomeroy through the devastating loss of her brother Patsy and the risks of touring Ireland at the height of the Troubles, right up to her fiftieth anniversary in show business in 2012 – her ‘gold and silver days’.

Philomena Unbound

Philomena Thrice-Bound has had her future mapped out for her from before her birth.

Author: Sean Demory

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312868929

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 630

Philomena Thrice-Bound has had her future mapped out for her from before her birth. As the daughter of one of the rulers of a vast city on the edge of a surreal wilderness, her role was to serve as a handmaiden to her family's infernal benefactor. Philomena will have none of it. Follow Philomena Thrice-Bound on a twisting journey from the perfumed, treacherous Agora to her final destiny. Follow but watch your step. Follow and watch your tongue. Follow.

Saint Philomena

Though nothing historical is known of her, she was declared a Saint in 1837, only 35 years after discovery of her relics. Here is the whole incredible story, plus many accounts of her tremendous favors and miracles.

Author: Paul O'Sullivan

Publisher: Tan Books & Pub

ISBN: 9780895555014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 973

Though nothing historical is known of her, she was declared a Saint in 1837, only 35 years after discovery of her relics. Here is the whole incredible story, plus many accounts of her tremendous favors and miracles. Another St. Jude to call on in our desperate needs. Impr. 192 pgs, PB


Philomena the Cat Who Thinks She s a Dog

Philomena the cat goes to her new home where she discovers that her family doesn't realize she's really a dog. So she sets out to show them she does all the things that dogs do.

Author: Jessie Wall

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780993110979

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 781

Philomena is much loved by wheelchair-bound Sophie, but unfortunately she is a cat with attitude who is convinced she has been born into the wrong body. But can she prove it? The delightful follow-up to Geronimo, about a cat with attitude. Once again illustrator Emily Stanbury brings her magic touch to a humorous story.

St Philomena the Wonder Worker

Though nothing historical is known of her, she was declared a Saint in 1837, only 35 years after discovery of her relics. Here is the whole incredible story, plus many accounts of her tremendous favors and miracles.

Author: Paul O'Sullivan

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 0895551381

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 822

Though nothing historical is known of her, she was declared a Saint in 1837, only 35 years after discovery of her relics. Here is the whole incredible story, plus many accounts of her tremendous favors and miracles. Another St. Jude to call on in our desperate needs.

Philomena

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent at Roscrea in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman.

Author: Martin Sixsmith

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781471246746

Category: Birthparents

Page: 642

View: 537

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent at Roscrea in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising never to attempt to see her child again, she nonetheless spent the next fifty years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic.

St Philomena

autem S. Philumenae V. et M. (11 augusti) e quolibet calendario expungatur—"But the Feast of St. Philomena, Virgin and Martyr (August 11), should be removed ...

Author: Sr. Marie Helen Mohr

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1618904884

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 441


Saint Philomena

Her cure was declared a bonafide miracle and as a result, all the bishops unanimously declared Philomena a Saint. Pope Gregory XVI asked the Sacred ...

Author: Bob Lord

Publisher: Journeys of Faith

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 32

View: 746

A role model for the young of today! One of the most popular Saints of the day, thanks to many of our famous Saints, such as St. John Vianney. We go from Rome where her relics were unearthed to her shrine in Mugnano del Cardinale, Italy. Discover how her life and martyrdom was revealed. Learn about the miracles attributed to her.

Philomena s Miracle

Perhaps, thought Philomena, suddenly remembering, that was why he had called her his darling girl. The doctor came in presently, kissed his parent lightly ...

Author: Betty Neels

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488053294

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 197

His Cinderella bride? Plain Philomena Parsons has never met someone as devastatingly handsome as Dr. Walle van der Tacx! So, when he offers her a nursing job in Holland she jumps at the chance. How could she not when it would mean she could see more of him? Philomena knows she’s not the only one after the charismatic doctor’s affections, but her fairytale ending might just be within her grasp. Because Walle knows Philomena’s one of a kind, and he’s prepared to convince her—with a ring! Originally published in 1978 New to ebook!