A remarkable first book

This is a remarkable first book from new author Angie Spendlove. Finding yourself unmarried and pregnant in pre-welfare state Britain during the War is tough enough but what happens to this hapless young woman as she struggles to retain both her child and her dignity is both fascinating and in some ways terrifying, particularly as she falls under the control of some unbelievably cruel, and in my view, psychotic nuns. The structure of the book is fascinating as it is divided into two parts - part one tells the story of the mother Mary and part two Angela's story - as it impacts on the illegitimate child (the author Angie Spendlove). I recommend this book highly.