A Home in the Country

ePub : 15,99 $

ISBN : 9780719814846

Date de publication :
2014-11-05

During World War II, some 3 million people were evacuated from British towns and cities due to the danger of German air attacks. Most evacuees were children; many were sent to the countryside but some were sent to Canada, America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa—future stars Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Caine were among them. Two of these children were "Sarah," the author, aged five, and her brother "James," aged six, who were placed on a ship bound for New York City where they would be assigned to a foster home. It was their parents’ hope that the children would find themselves in vastly improved circumstances, "in a lovely home in the country, but with no nasty old bombs to worry about, darlings, and lots of lovely things to eat." But awaiting Sarah and James were physical and psychological abuse and deprivation at the hands of a depraved foster mother in rural Maryland. Alongside four orphan children they would learn farm life the hard way as their foster mother’s savage rages increased, reaching fever pitch with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. A testimony to the resilience of the human spirit and the utter ingenuity of childhood, this heartbreaking tale explores the darker side of the British evacuation during the Second World War and is a testament to youthful resourcefulness and the will to survive.

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Titre : A Home in the Country
Auteur : Mawe, Sheelagh
Éditeur : Robert Hale
Collection : Hors-collection
Catégorie : Biographies
Langue : Anglais
Nombre de pages : 208
Date de publication : 2014/11/05
ISBN : 9780719814846
Code Prologue : N0051376
Prix ePub : 15,99 $