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What happens when your family tells you one thing, but a DNA test tells you another?

Georgina Lawton grew up in a loving family but she didn’t look like anyone else. She has dark eyes, curly hair and brown skin. Both her parents were white.

Georgina took a DNA test. The results changed her life forever.

With millions around the world using 'do-it-yourself' DNA testing kits, Georgina follows the stories of those learning to live with the results.

A Loftus Media production for Audible Originals.

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 5 episodes to your Library now.

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big tug on the heartstrings

fascinating, thought provoking, tear jerking. thank you Georgina for sharing your story with the world. I guess it's inheritant that we all want to know where we've come from, so we can understand ourselves better.

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Incredible story

loved this podcast - a real deep delve into the personal questions of belonging, identity and family ties. Recommend.

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Wonderful

Although I am white and never need it to question my heritage this audio book is well worth it to listen to. It's full of knowledge and emotions gracefully put together.

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An excellent story of her journey to uncover family secrets.

I was enthralled with her quest. Desperately sorry for her mother’s journey too. A total conundrum about what is appropriate regarding telling a child about their parentage. And how essential it is to tread carefully with DNA results.

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  • 22-11-2020

Amazing and interesting

I binged this in one sitting - amazing and I would recommend! Such an interesting and relevant topic

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  • KC
  • 30-11-2020

An amazing well read story

I was gripped from start to end. What a brave and brilliant piece of work. Was so honest and heartfelt - I could feel the pain at times. Incredibly descriptive with the right amount of humour injected. Could have listened to more. Lovely soothing voice too.

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  • A twisted crown of thorns!
  • 26-11-2020

Captivating and candid!

I loved this audio book as I drove to and from work. I am from a black African background and have a blended family. Our differences only bind us closer.

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  • Jessica Meek
  • 08-12-2020

Enjoyable and bingeable

Finished this in almost one sitting. A good mix of a personal story and the science behind it. At times the discussions were like a chat with mates at others they were tense and raw but I never felt like they were aware of the listener which made it feel very genuine.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-11-2020

Very interesting

I can't say I have thought about this topic before but this makes being honest with your children crystal clear. Very concise and easy to understand. Also being from South London it almost seemed to be told by a friend.

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  • pixie225
  • 25-11-2020

Interesting and enjoyable

Another really interesting podcast I listened to in one sitting! Audible original has been commissioning some fantastic content this year.

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  • Hannah Kaye
  • 08-12-2020

Brilliant!

I was absolutely hooked. It's really hard to embed vulnerability into your life when you know it's going to hurt others but Georgina has shown that pushing through all of that really does pay off, better relationships not only with the people around her but with herself too. Really moving snd informative.

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  • Mel
  • 06-12-2020

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Loved it, great insight to Georgia journey to find her biological father. Would recommend, great

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  • 26-11-2020

Self Centred Tale

What wonderful parents . What a privileged life they gave Georgina. Honour your father and your mother . Wanted to hug the mum . Cannot believe she took DNA from her dying father could it not have been done from a hair brush without him knowing .

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  • L'Orange
  • 03-01-2021

Excellent

I really enjoyed this audiobook, not least because I am in the exact same position of Georgina (albeit with less progress in the past decade!). I loved the way it was presented: the mixture of in situ spontaneous face-to-face conversations, edited parts of online/telephone calls and narration. Look forward to the sequel!

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