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Boy 11963

by John Cameron

At only five months old, John Cameron was abandoned in a Dublin orphanage, and fostered out as a child labourer by age three. In 1944, when he turned eight, he was incarcerated in Artane Industrial School, where he became boy 11963.

Now in his mid-eighties, John Cameron tells his shocking but inspirational story for the first time. As a child, reduced to a number, he survived savage assaults, sexual abuse and the tragic deaths of children around him, before leaving Artane at age sixteen.

As a young man, haunted by traumatic memories, John set out to uncover his origin story. But nothing could have prepared him for what lay in store. Buried in a labyrinth of lies, he finally uncovered a tale of forbidden love and passion that scandalised rural Ireland and made national headlines in the 1930s.

Boy 11963 is a unique account of overcoming almost insurmountable obstacles to find out who you truly are.

320 pages.

ISBN: 9781529346367

€ 9.99  Save €2.50 (RRP €12.49)

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Date of Publication: 01/03/2022

  
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