This novel is a work of fiction based on fact. It tackles the subject of Stilboestrol, a drug prescribed to pregnant women for over forty years. Used ostensibly to prevent miscarriages it caused untold internal damage to the unborn children. The story tells of five women drawn together in friendship because of the terrible consequences of Stilboestrol.
Each woman’s story interacts throughout the novel and is underlined by the main theme of the drug. Their stories are fiction – the drug was real.
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