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Jane Russell and the Springtown Mother

Marie-Louise Muir tells the story of the adoption of a little boy called Thomas, which became an international scandal in the early 1950s.

Marie-Louise Muir tells the story of a little boy called Thomas and two women - separated by thousands of miles and unimaginable wealth - which became an international scandal in the early 1950s, reverberating through the law courts of London and the boulevards of Beverly Hills. jane Russell's adoption of Thomas Kavanagh hogged the headlines in the later days of 1951 and resulted in the tightening of legislation covering the adoption of babies in the UK and Ireland.

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Fri 27 Mar 2015 11:00