where he hopes to achieve his ambition of becoming an architect after post World War Britain makes a plea to its Commonwealth citizens to come to the motherland's assistance to help rebuild war torn Britain.
During the transatlantic voyage, Maurice meets and befriends three fellow travellers and they become lifelong friends. The four immigrants share their ambitions, rejoice in their successes and learn from their challenges in this unique story. Will their decision to leave their homeland prove fruitful? Will the promised land deliver all that they hope? Indeed will mother welcome and love her children?
The promised land whilst undoubtedly offering some hidden treasures,
exposes unexpected obstacles which the four friends had not anticipated.
Will they overcome or capitulate? The story is a journey of suspense and intrigue whilst at the same time presenting an historical account of how life was for the early West Indian immigrants and highlighting the invaluable contributions which they made to Britain's post war development.
The story nonetheless portrays the sobering reality that although the four friends are all on one journey, they each reach four completely different destinations.