War Baby: The true story of a search for identity by a boy adopted in the confusion of World War II
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John Timmins


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Brief Description: John Timmins has led an extraordinary life, from being given up for adoption at just six months old at the end of World War II and orphaned at a young age, through time spent travelling and working abroad, several troubled marriages and many different careers. The one thing that has dominated his life above all else is his quest to find his true identity.
In this poignant and honest account, John talks about his experiences in the Army Intelligence Corps, the countries he has lived in, his failed relationships and how a terrible accident spurred him on to find out the truth surrounding his birth.
War Baby details the many highs and lows of one man’s determination to discover his roots. Written in John’s own words, the book records his methodical research, the closed doors and blocked paths as he tries to make sense of his life and reconcile the events of the past.
A must-have book for anyone interested in genealogy, social history or real life stories and for all those who are still searching for their own truth.

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About the Author: John Timmins was born in the Lake District in 1945 towards the end of World War II, and was adopted when he was six months old. At the age of four, John moved with his adopted family to Newbury but was orphaned aged 12 and placed in the care of the local authority.
John was sent to boarding school but left with minimal qualifications. He then joined the army, before working for the Foreign Office, making frequent trips behind the Iron Curtain. John has subsequently lived in the Far East, Germany and Spain.
On his return to the UK John worked in childcare, but quickly became disillusioned with the way the system operated. John returned to education, graduating from the University of Wales in 2010 with a teaching degree.
A major accident in his mid-40s prompted John to trace his birth parents, a quest that has so far taken 25 years as he attempts to unlock the doors of officialdom that prevent him from learning about his true identity.
John lives in Buckinghamshire and has two grown up sons and five grandchildren.

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Publication Date:2 October 2013
Digital eBook ISBN 13:978-1-909949-00-3
Digital pdf ISBN 13:978-1-909949-01-0
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