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I was feeling tumultuous. It was May 2009, the day after my third Mother's Day without Midge.

Time has inevitably lessened the sting of her loss, but that was painful too. I'd returned to San Francisco from my home state of Connecticut only a week before.


The truth is, the full story of sex and society in 20th-century Ireland has never been told.

In Occasions of Sin, acclaimed historian Diarmaid Ferriter provides for the first time a complete account of the public and private worlds of Irish sex, covering: abortion, gregnancy, celibacy, contraception, censorship, infanticide, homosexuality, prostitution, marriage, popular culture, and more.

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