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By: Norah McMullan

We've Been Kidnapped – Haven't We?

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Inspired by actual events, this novel blends fact and fiction while spotlighting the grim fates of hundreds of Northern Irish children forced to migrate. Of several kids singled out from Melton Home, two girls and three boys embark unwillingly for unfamiliar lands. One is four-year-old Amy.

No longer children but unmoored young adults, all wrestle with displaced senses of home and belonging. Amy especially faces uncertainty should she return. Yet why does she? Is she driven by those same feelings of rootlessness? Or has she committed an offense, guilty of… what exactly? If accused unjustly, can anyone prove her innocence and bring the true culprit to justice?

While names and places have been changed to protect identities, this fictionalized account stems from a sadly authentic and appalling real-life story. Rediscover this buried history as revived through the eyes of youths robbed of their formative years, yet still grasping for home.

The author left school at fourteen years of age, then attended night classes studying shorthand/typewriting and book-keeping which she was employed doing until she was twenty years of age. She then enrolled as a student nurse, and qualified as a state-registered nurse at 23 years of age. She later became a nurse tutor until she retired at 69 years of age. She had her first novel published by Austin Macauley Publishers when she was aged 79. This is her fifth novel to be published by them. She is married with two children, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

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