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Barbara Sumner

Barbara Sumner
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Barbara Sumner is an award-winning documentary producer turned writer of fiction for women. Her documentary This Way of Life was shortlisted for an Academy Award, she has won multiple awards for her films and an international journalism prize.

Column: Barbara Sumner - There have always been inconsistencies in my birth story. The dates, the people involved, the actual circumstances. All missing, suspect...

Column: Barbara Sumner - The Gallows Bird is a historical trilogy I have coming out next year. There, we meet Mr Fingleston, a silk...

Column: Barbara Sumner - There’s a cartoon doing the Internet rounds. A mum and a dad look down at their little girl: “Sarah, I’m...

Column: Barbara Sumner - While browsing Instagram, an image jumped out at me. A woman and her husband stand beside the bed of...

Column: Barbara Sumner - How special do you feel? What factors make up your sense of special – or otherwise? Many adopted people remember being...

Column: Barbara Sumner - Who owns you? Have you ever asked yourself this question? If you are a non-adopted person then the idea that someone...

Column: Barbara Sumner - Dear Toni StreetCongratulations on the arrival of your child born through a surrogate. I have read of your frustration...

Column: Barbara Sumner - I have a friend who loves biographies. She’s always telling me to read accounts of dire lives turned around, the...

Column: Barbara Sumner - I’ve spent most of my adult life searching for my biological family. I've encountered endless roadblocks. The majority of them...

Column: Barbara Sumner - There once was a woman who kept changing everything: her hair, her glasses, her furniture, her style, her husbands and...
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