The Forgotten Child: The powerful true story of a boy abandoned as a baby and left to die

April 8, 2021
The Forgotten Child: The powerful true story of a boy abandoned as a baby and left to die

Based on a true story, The Forgotten Child is a heart-breakingmemoir of an abandoned newborn baby left to die, his tempestuousupbringing, and how he came through the other side. It's a freezingwinter's night in 1954. A baby boy, a few hours old, is left by hismother, wrapped in nothing but two sheets of newspaper and hiddenamongst the undergrowth by a canal bank. An hour later, alate-shift postman is walking wearily home when he hears a faintcry. He finds the newspaper parcel and discovers the newborn,white-cold and whimpering, inside. After being rushed to hospitaland against all odds, the baby survives. He's baptised by thehospital chaplain as Richard.Everything feels as though it'slooking up; Richard is put into local authority care and regainshis health. However, after nearly five blissful years in a ruralcare home filled with loving friends, it soon unfolds that histurbulent start in life is only the beginning... Based on adevastating true story, this inspirational memoir follows Richard'straumatic birth, abusive childhood, and search for the truth.