Philomena by Martin Sixsmith


Martin Sixsmith

452 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

nonfiction biography memoir emotional informative sad medium-paced


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 for...

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emotional 85%
sad 71%
informative 61%
reflective 57%
challenging 19%
dark 19%
hopeful 19%
inspiring 19%
adventurous 9%
tense 9%
mysterious 4%


medium 55%
slow 45%

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