Oranges and Sunshine: Empty Cradles

Oranges and Sunshine: Empty Cradles, By Margaret Humphreys ISBN 9780552163354 Oranges and Sunshine: Empty Cradles

by Margaret Humphreys

In 1986 Margaret Humphreys, a Nottingham social worker, investigated a woman’s claim that, aged four, she had been put on a boat to Australia by the British government. At first incredulous, Margaret discovered that this was just the tip of an enormous iceberg. Up to 150,000 children, some as young as three years old, had been deported from children’s homes in Britain and shipped off to a ‘new life’ in distant parts of the Empire, right up until as recently as 1970. Many were told that their parents were dead, and parents often believed that their children had been adopted in Britain. In fact, for many children it was to be a life of horrendous physical and sexual abuse far away from everything they knew. Margaret reveals how she unravelled this shocking secret and how it became her mission to reunite these innocent and unwilling exiles with their families in Britain before it was too late.

Publisher: Corgi Books
Published: 17 March 2011
Format: Paperback 384 pages
ISBN 13: 9780552163354
ISBN 10: 055216335X

Priced in June 2011

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