Philomena grew up in Manchester with her three brothers and parents.
She left school at 15 years old and went straight into work as a hairdresser in the centre of Manchester. After getting married at twenty-eight years old, she had her first child, a son followed by her daughter three years later.
She became a single parent when her son was five and remarried more recently in 2019. Since the children have been young Philomena has worked full time in a call centre in a variety of management positions and balanced her work life with home to make quality time for her children.
Joseph is a book that tells the real-life story of a single mother coping with the pressures of life and bringing up a child with autism. The author, Philomena Scully, captures a world that is relatable to other parents – the main audience that the book has been written for.It shares a variet...