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Little Exiles By Robert Dinsdale

Little Exiles
by Robert Dinsdale

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A stunning novel set in the wake of the Second World War, Little Exiles tells the extraordinary story of the forced child migration between Britain and Australia that took place after World War II and how this flight from home shaped the identity of a generation of children.
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Little Exiles by Robert Dinsdale

A stunning novel set in the wake of the Second World War, Little Exiles tells the extraordinary story of the forced child migration between Britain and Australia that took place after World War II and how this flight from home shaped the identity of a generation of children. Jon Heather, proud to be nearly nine, knows that Christmas is a time for family. But one evening in December 1948, no longer able to cope, his mother leaves him by a door, above which the legend reads Chapeltown Boys' Home of the Children's Crusade. Several weeks later, still certain his mother will come back, Jon finds himself on a boat set for Australia. Promised paradise, Jon soon realizes the reality of the vast Australian outback is very different; its burnished desert becoming the backdrop for a strict regime of hard work and discipline. So begins an odyssey that will last a lifetime, as Jon Heather and his group of unlikely friends battle to make their way back home.

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Little Exiles Reviews


'A superb novel' DAILY MAIL 'A heartbreaking story, very powerfully dramatised' THE TIMES 'LITTLE EXILES ... it's knockout - Robert has his own unique voice and his own angle on an extraordinary period of history. It's just beautifully written and told with such emotional precision, with a character in Jon Heather who is completely beguiling and so worth fighting for. I really, really loved it. If I hadn't made Oranges and Sunshine I would definitely be thinking about its potential for screen' Jim Loach, Director of Oranges & Sunshine 'Contemporary fiction doesn't get much better than this. Little Exiles is the best kind of book... the plot is so good and so gripping in this superlative tale that putting down the book is almost a physical impossibility... Little Exiles is an exquisitely crafted must-read' IN DAILY

About Robert Dinsdale


Robert Dinsdale lives in London and is working on his next novel.

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GOR004698200
Little Exiles by Robert Dinsdale
Robert Dinsdale
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2013-02-28
426
0007481705
9780007481705
N/A
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