Parcels in the Post: Growing Up With Fifty Siblings

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SKU: 9781848409262 Categories: , Tag: Author: Fiona NearyPublication Date: 3rd May 2024Format: PaperbackPages: 232Publisher: New Island Books

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Welcome to the house of fun.

It?s the early 1980s and Fiona Neary and her family have recently moved back from England to the family farm. Fiona?s huge-hearted mum decides to take in foster children ? a decision that will change all their lives.

?Over the next decade, a procession of faces passes through the house. Every child has their own story, and each story claims a little piece of Fiona?s heart. Some stay a few weeks; some months, and then years. All these children, as well as Fiona and her family, must pass through a chaotic system: where a judge?s decision can alter a child?s life, for better or worse; where emergency placements can break up siblings; where the foster family are often left in the dark and with little back-up.

Filled with pathos and humour, Parcels in the Post is both a memoir of a loving household and snapshot of the fostering system in Ireland, from someone at the very heart of it all.

Parcels in the Post: Growing Up With Fifty Siblings
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