Marjorie Too Afraid To Cry: A Home Child Experience

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Marjorie Too Afraid to Cry: A Home Child Experience

When Marjorie’s daughter began exploring archival records involving Britain’s child-migration program, a home-child saga emerged.

Marjorie Arnison was one of the thousands of children removed from their families, communities, and country and placed in a British colony or commonwealth to provide "white stock" and cheap labour. In Marjorie’s case, she was sent to Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School, just north of Victoria, British Columbia, in 1937. As a child, Patricia was angered that her mother wouldn’t talk about the past. It took many years to discover why – it wasn’t because she was keeping a dark secret, but because she had "lost" her childhood.

For 10-year-old Marjorie, forgetting her past, her family, and England was the only survival tool she had at her disposal to enable her to face her frightening and uncertain future. This is Marjorie’s account as told by her daughter. It is a story of fear, loss, courage, survival, and finding one’s way home.

Specifications of Marjorie Too Afraid to Cry: A Home Child Experience

GENERAL
AuthorPatricia Skidmore
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-101459703391
ISBN-139781459703391
PublisherDundurn
Number Of Pages304
Publication Date2013-01-29
DIMENSIONS
Height9 inch.
Length6 inch.
Width0.71 inch.
Weight0.9 pounds.

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