Oranges & Sunshine: Empty Cradles

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Oranges & Sunshine: Empty Cradles

by Margaret Humphreys

Random House UK | March 7, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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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

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: March 7, 2011

Publisher: Random House UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 055216335X

ISBN - 13: 9780552163354

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Oranges & Sunshine: Empty Cradles

Oranges & Sunshine: Empty Cradles

by Margaret Humphreys

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: March 7, 2011

Publisher: Random House UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 055216335X

ISBN - 13: 9780552163354

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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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