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How the Scottish care system failed me in every conceivable way

Jenni Fagan dug up all the files and archives on herself as a baby in care to write this stunning and poignant memoir

16 September 2023

9:00 AM

16 September 2023

9:00 AM

Ootlin Jenni Fagan

Hutchinson Heinemann, pp.336, 16.99

This is one of those books that may change you when you read it, so be warned –although Jenni Fagan herself warns you in the first lines: ‘Twenty years ago I began writing this memoir as a suicide note.’

Ootlin is about how the care system in Scotland failed the author in every conceivable way.

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