Marjorie Her War Years: A British Home Child In Canada

byPatricia SkidmoreForeword byGordon Brown

August 11, 2018|
Marjorie Her War Years: A British Home Child In Canada by Patricia Skidmore
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  • Biography of a British girl, split from her family by a wartime emigration program, learning to cope with her hard new life in Canada
  • Set during 1939-1942, as Marjorie copes with the loss of her family, her country, her roots, and her identity while Canada goes to war
  • A harsh critique of the “Home Children” child migration scheme under which more than 100,000 children were sent from the UK to Britain’s then-colonies
  • Australia apologized for its role in the Home Children program in 2009; Britain formally apologized the next year; Canada has stated that it will not apologize for the program
  • Author is Marjorie’s daughter
  • Foreword by former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Patricia Skidmore is the daughter of a British child migrant. She lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
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Title:Marjorie Her War Years: A British Home Child In Canada
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Published:August 11, 2018
Publisher:Dundurn Press
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781459741669

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