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Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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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. Epic in scope, LITTLE EXILES is the incredibly moving and heartbreaking story of one boy′s struggle to get home. Rooted in historical fact - based on the forced child migration between Britain and Australia that took place after WWII - this novel shines a light on the appalling human cost of the Children′s Crusade.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2013 .
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      Extent: 425p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 February 2013
      ISBN: 9780732295684

Works about this Work

Agonies of the Outcast Innocents Delia Falconer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 March 2013; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Little Exiles Robert Dinsdale 2013 single work novel
Lest We Forget the Little Children Karen Hardy , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 March 2013; (p. 12)

— Review of Little Exiles Robert Dinsdale 2013 single work novel
Agonies of the Outcast Innocents Delia Falconer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 March 2013; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Little Exiles Robert Dinsdale 2013 single work novel
Lest We Forget the Little Children Karen Hardy , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 March 2013; (p. 12)

— Review of Little Exiles Robert Dinsdale 2013 single work novel
Last amended 6 Feb 2014 13:32:56
Subjects:
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
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