The Forgotten Children

Author: Isabella Muir

Publisher: Outset Publishing

ISBN: 1872889174

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

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A woman’s search to find her son uncovers the shocking truth about one of Britain’s darkest periods Struggling with the demons of her past, Emily is a children’s author with a dark secret, and a guilt that threatens to consume her. For twenty years she has lived in Brighton, England, trying to forget the day they took her baby from her, just hours after he was born. But now, in the summer of 1987, she decides to begin the search for her son. Emily takes refuge in a small town on the Isle of Anglesey to plan the search, where she meets Walter, a gentle stranger, who helps her with his words of wisdom and kindness. But it is when she decides to return home to Hastings, that she really has to face her demons. Estranged from her parents when she was just sixteen, Emily is shocked by what her mother has to tell her about events that occurred before Emily was even born. Beside her, throughout her search, is Emily’s beautiful Irish friend, Geraldine, recovering from her own sad experiences. Together they uncover a truth that shocks them all. The Forgotten Children draws the reader into lives affected by narrow-minded beliefs and blinkered thinking at the highest level. Children who weren’t allowed to be born, children who were abandoned, and children who were taken, forced to lead a life thousands of miles away from everyone and everything they knew – leaving scars that may never heal. At its heart, The Forgotten Children is a story of survival, but the journey that Emily has to take is painful. Even more so because she knows it was allowed to happen by individuals, religions and governments, who should have known better. For more information about Isabella Muir’s full range of novels, visit: www.isabellamuir.com

The Forgotten Children

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434958477

Category:

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The Forgotten Children

Author: David Hill

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1760638773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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In 1959 David Hill's mother - a poor single parent living in Sussex - reluctantly decided to send her sons to Fairbridge Farm School in Australia where, she was led to believe, they would have a good education and a better life. David was lucky - his mother was able to follow him out to Australia - but for most children, the reality was shockingly different. From 1938 to 1974 thousands of parents were persuaded to sign over legal guardianship of their children to Fairbridge to solve the problem of child poverty in Britain while populating the colony. Now many of those children have decided to speak out. Physical and sexual abuse was not uncommon. Loneliness was rife. Food was often inedible. The standard of education was appalling. Here, for the first time, is the story of the lives of the Fairbridge children, from the bizarre luxury of the voyage out to Australia to the harsh reality of the first days there; from the crushing daily routine to stolen moments of freedom and the struggle that defined life after leaving the school. This remarkable book is both a tribute to the children who were betrayed by an ideal that went terribly awry and a fascinating account of an extraordinary episode in British history.

The Forgotten Children

Author: Anita Davison

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786690845

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1350


The forgotten children of London are going missing, apparently being sold by their own families. Can she save them before it's too late... Flora Maguire's life is perfect – a beautiful home in Belgravia teeming with servants, a loving husband, and new baby Arthur to enjoy. But when she is invited to tour St Philomena's Children's Hospital in deprived Southwark, she gets a harsh insight into the darker side of Edwardian London. Shocked by the conditions people are living in, she soon uncovers a scandal with a dark heart – children are going missing from the hospital, apparently sold by their own families, and their fate is too awful to imagine. With the police seemingly unable or unwilling to investigate, Flora teams up with the matron of the hospital, Alice Finch, to try to get to the bottom of it. Soon Flora is immersed in the seedy, dangerous underbelly of criminal London, and time is running out to save the children. Will they get to them in time, or was their fate decided the day they were born poor...

The Forgotten Children

Author: Paul J. Teague

Publisher: Clixeo Publishing LTD

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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A childhood poisoned by betrayal. A revenge that can wait no more. Things have gone from bad to worse for radio journalist, Pete Bailey. Not only is he still estranged from his wife Meg, he has found himself living in rundown flat in Blackpool, rapidly running out of money and scraping by to make ends meet. But the seaside resort holds the secrets of Meg's childhood years, which were poisoned by cruelty, betrayal and violence. As Pete gets closer to the truth, the past comes back to haunt him as a killer seeks to right wrongs and destroy old enemies. More lives will be lost and those closest to Pete will risk most of all. But finally, after all the death and misery, the terrible truth will be revealed. The Forgotten Children is the final part of a trilogy of thrillers. Book 1, Don't Tell Meg and Book 2, The Murder Place are also available. Please note that this book contains mild violence, bad language and sexual references.

India

Author: Amrita Chatterjee

Publisher: UNICEF-IRC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 56

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The Forgotten Home Child

Author: Genevieve Graham

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982128968

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8905


The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home—based on the true story of the British Home Children. 2018 At ninety-seven years old, Winnifred Ellis knows she doesn’t have much time left, and it is almost a relief to realize that once she is gone, the truth about her shameful past will die with her. But when her great-grandson Jamie, the spitting image of her dear late husband, asks about his family tree, Winnifred can’t lie any longer, even if it means breaking a promise she made so long ago... 1936 Fifteen-year-old Winny has never known a real home. After running away from an abusive stepfather, she falls in with Mary, Jack, and their ragtag group of friends roaming the streets of Liverpool. When the children are caught stealing food, Winny and Mary are left in Dr. Barnardo’s Barkingside Home for Girls, a local home for orphans and forgotten children found in the city’s slums. At Barkingside, Winny learns she will soon join other boys and girls in a faraway place called Canada, where families and better lives await them. But Winny’s hopes are dashed when she is separated from her friends and sent to live with a family that has no use for another daughter. Instead, they have paid for an indentured servant to work on their farm. Faced with this harsh new reality, Winny clings to the belief that she will someday find her friends again. Inspired by true events, The Forgotten Home Child is a moving and heartbreaking novel about place, belonging, and family—the one we make for ourselves and its enduring power to draw us home.

Booster seats and the forgotten child

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Tourism

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobiles

Page: 97

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