Boy 11963 : An Irish Industrial School Childhood and an Extraordinary Search for Home


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‘Truth telling and truth recovery have seldom been as heart-breaking or necessary as in this powerful story of human vulnerability and failure – and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.’ JOE DUFFYAt only five months old, John Cameron was abandoned in a Dublin orphanage, and fostered out as a child labourer byage 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.