Based on a true story. The story about Charles begins a hundred years ago, in a small town in Cornwall in the south west of England. Whilst growing up snd going to school, he understands that he’s different. In Mother’s Boy, by Patrick Gale, we tag a long as WW2 takes him out into the world, as well as into hard battle, but also into the first lustful encounters that need to be kept secret. Extremely beautiful and well-written.