Martin Sixsmith was born in Cheshire and educated at Oxford, Harvard and the Sorbonne. From 1980 to 1997 he worked for the BBC, as the Corporation’s correspondent in Moscow, Washington, Brussels and Warsaw. From 1997 to 2002 he worked for the British Government as Director of Communications. He is now a writer, presenter and journalist. His previous books are The Litvinenko File, Moscow Coup: The Death of the Soviet System and two novels, Spin and I Heard Lenin Laugh.
A well written story of a man's life quest to find his birth mother and himself. A historical story that needs to be told.Published 29 days ago by Dianne
I read this book after watching the film Philomena with Judi Dench and Steven Coogan. Both amazing experiences, although the focus of the book is very different from the film.Published 4 months ago by Salma Mirshak
Wonderful story but terribly sad. Extremely well written. Saw the movie which was very true to the book. So glad the author wrote this story. Couldn't put it down once I started.Published 6 months ago by Sue DiBattista
A much on politics and the dark side of homosexuality. I enjoyed the movie much more.
The movie concentrated on the mother's story and informed you on the son's life. Read more
Very different from the movie as it is more an account of the son's life (movie was from the perspective of the mother's search). Long...but very good.Published 6 months ago by Imelda's Riival
This was a perfect read for after having seen the movie as it was about the son's life and his journey and it completed the story for me. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jacque