Set in a Dublin Maternity Ward 1918

  • Book: The Pull of the Stars
  • Location: Dublin
  • Author: Emma Donoghue

Review Author: MandaNReads



Essential reading for those interested in learning more about the Irish Industrial School System, the horrors of which still affect survivors today.

1918 and the Influenza Pandemic. A Dublin Maternity ward supporting women in poverty where impossible life and decisions are made by medical staff on a daily basis.

Donoghue an exceptional writer and this a recommended read exploring a part of Dublin’s darker history.

Difficult subject areas, sensitively penned.

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