Secondhand. Very good condition. Minimal wear to book covers and corners. Some minor marks on right book foredge.
In 1940, the British Government established the Children's Overseas Reception Board with the aim of sending working-class children to safer shores.
Innocents Abroad tells the story of the children who sailed to Australia: their homesickness, their fears, their courage and their adventures. Based on extensive interviews, it tells of new lives in sunny cities and the bush, loving homes for the lucky children and - for some - years of neglect and exploitation.
This book also explores the legacy of the evacuation experience: unhappy homecomings and unsettled lives for some and, for others, opportunities and success they may not otherwise have experienced.