I found this story astonishing. In the year of my birth,  about a mile from where I lived, a teenage girl was being sectioned under the mental health act for the crime of having a baby. That boy, a few months older than me, was adopted, and has never known his mother.  I thought this kind of barbarity had stopped before the war – it’s a shock to know it was still going on in my lifetime. There’s a happy end, of a kind – but as the woman’s second-born son says, she’s the victim here.

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