Family Secret Makes Lulu Want to SHOUTP

By Wallis, Sara | Manchester Evening News, August 17, 2017 | Go to article overview

Family Secret Makes Lulu Want to SHOUTP


Wallis, Sara, Manchester Evening News


OP STAR Lulu has always wanted to get to the bottom of a family mystery. She knows that her mum Betty, the middle child of seven, was the only one to be given up by her birth parents and raised by another family, but she has no idea why.

"The story of my mother was a big secret," says the 68-year-old singer. "She was given away as a baby. Why? That's what's so confusing."

This a particularly gripping episode of the family history series, as Lulu journeys back to the home she left as a teenager.

She was just 15 years old when Shout shot into the charts, and that was it, she was straight on tour.

Back in Glasgow, it's the usual format as Lulu meets relatives, studies photos and plays Miss Marple. And there's a lot to take in.

She uncovers the real life Romeo and Juliet story of her Catholic grandfather and Protestant grandmother's love affair across the city's strict sectarian divide. …

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