Oranges & Sunshine

Oranges & Sunshine

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by Margaret Humphreys
     
 

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Now a major film, the book that exposed the incredible scandal of Britain's forgotten and abused child migrants
 In 1986 Margaret Humphreys, a British social worker, investigated a woman's claim that at the age of four she had been put on a boat to Australia by the British government. At first thinking it incredulous, Margaret discovered

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Now a major film, the book that exposed the incredible scandal of Britain's forgotten and abused child migrants
 In 1986 Margaret Humphreys, a British social worker, investigated a woman's claim that at the age of four she had been put on a boat to Australia by the British government. At first thinking it 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 British empire, right up until 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. Here, Margaret reveals how she unraveled this shocking secret and how it became her mission to reunite these innocent and unwilling exiles with their families in Britain. Originally published as Empty Cradles

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"A story that defies belief."  —Independent

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780552163354
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
479,810
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Humphreys is the director and founder of the Child Migrants Trust. For her services on behalf of the child migrants, she was awarded the Order of Australia.

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Oranges & Sunshine 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had seen this movie on one of the movie channels. The story is one that I had never heard. When I discovered that this really happened, I had to have the book. What a sad and exciting tale. Very riveting.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There have been several books in the past reporting tell all stories of abuse by authorities that were made up or so distorted that the author was actually sued and later said how she had made the "story" more interesting and didnt think anything wrong in creative editing buska