My mother simply wanted an obedient daughter who would skip the teenage years; jumping from an innocent child to a virgin bride. No matter how I looked at it, my mother and I were at war.
A move to London offers a teenage dream of heady encounters and freedom with a new circle of friends. Defying the rules brings a shock which reveals how little a daughter understands her mother’s fear of disgrace.
Jane is isolated in a way we could never imagine today, but which offers her hope in unexpected ways.
The Baby Box is a frank and compelling memoir, set in the 1960s. A true story, kept secret for fifty years.