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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.
Expecting the story of Philomena. I should have read the title more sensitively. It's the child's story. Expectation dashed.Published 10 days ago by Thomas Mackan
This is a heartbreakingly true story. It's well worth reading. Martin Sixsmith did a really good job telling Philomena's story .... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Margaret Vincent
This is a wonderful story! It was a great eye opener regarding what young women had to go through in that time if they had a baby out of wedlock. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 5 months 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 9 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 10 months ago by Sue DiBattista