"He was his mother's secret love child, hidden in a home for unmarried mothers in 1950s Dublin. But far from living a tragic existence, GORDON LEWIS describes his upbringing as 'paradise'. And that's what compelled him to return to his birthplace to unravel the mystery of his early life Standing outside the large wooden gates of the Regina Coeli hostel, I felt like a child again"
"I couldn’t have published this memoir if my mother was alive - it was too painful for her’ - Irish man raised in mother and baby home. Gordon Lewis is producing a short film based on his memoir 'Secret Child' about his early life in Regina Coeli with his mother Cathleen."
“I was in Russia and was bombarded with calls from a guy called Andrew Lownie, one of the world’s top literary agents and next thing I was offered a deal by Harper Collins with a big advance, even though I was not looking for money. I then made the film, which is just a short sequence from the first book. Frankly, I think there is enough material in there to make a TV series."