Marjorie Too Afraid to Cry: A Home Child Experience
  • Marjorie Too Afraid to Cry: A Home Child Experience
  • Marjorie Too Afraid to Cry: A Home Child Experience

Marjorie Too Afraid to Cry: A Home Child Experience

by Patricia Skidmore
     
 

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In 1937, 10-year-old Marjorie Arnison was shipped from Britain to Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School near Victoria, British Columbia. For years she wouldn't talk about her past. It wasn't until daughter Patricia explored archival records and shared them with her mother that a home-child saga emerged.See more details below

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In 1937, 10-year-old Marjorie Arnison was shipped from Britain to Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School near Victoria, British Columbia. For years she wouldn't talk about her past. It wasn't until daughter Patricia explored archival records and shared them with her mother that a home-child saga emerged.

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From the Publisher
Marjorie Too Afraid to Cry will make readers want to cry. After drying their tears, they may think about other questionable social engineering experiments (like the residential schools for native people) and about the big holes in our present-day social safety net. Let's hope that Skidmore's excellent book completes the restoration of Marjorie Arnison's spirit. Canadian Materials

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459703391
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Publication date:
01/29/2013
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Author - Geoffrey Sherington
This is a story of not just loss but of engagement between a mother and daughter trying to recover and record a personal journey that affected three generations. It will stand as a testimony to understanding the effect of separation from home and family on thousands of British child migrants sent to Canada and Australia.
Author - Geoffrey Sherington Fairbridge
This is a story of not just loss but of engagement between a mother and daughter trying to recover and record a personal journey that affected three generations. It will stand as a testimony to understanding the effect of separation from home and family on thousands of British child migrants sent to Canada and Australia.
From the Publisher
This is a story of not just loss but of engagement between a mother and daughter trying to recover and record a personal journey that affected three generations. It will stand as a testimony to understanding the effect of separation from home and family on thousands of British child migrants sent to Canada and Australia.

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