In the storytelling style of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, an unforgettable story of an abandoned child, a search for a mother, and the uncovering of a national scandal in 1930s' Ireland.
John Cameron overcame tragic beginnings to become a respected school teacher, working for over thirty-five years in West Dublin. Now 85, he lives at home in Gorey with his wife of 58 years, Treasa. He has five grown-up children and five grandchildren and likes nothing more than having the family sitting around the kitchen table.Having developed Parkinson's Disease with Lewy body dementia in recent years, John lives a quiet but contented life. He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, tinkering in his work shed, and volunteering his woodworking and crafting expertise in the local Men's Sheds Association. Boy 11963, the story of John's early life and his search for his origins, is his first book.
A story that needed to be told * Irish Independent *
One of the biggest and most pleasant surprises of my reading life ... a truly unique life story ... [a] well-written, well-paced account of [John Cameron's] exceptional life * Irish Times *
Beautiful * The Gloss *