Parcels in the post

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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.

Description

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.

Additional information

Weight0.373 kg
Dimensions21.5 × 13.5 × 1.53 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

232

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

362.733092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K