18 November 2011

The Street Arab - The Story of a British Home Child

Following her talk to Ottawa Branch OGS this month, Sandra Joyce will read from her book "The Street Arab - The Story of a British Home Child", on Saturday, November 26, 2011, from 7 - 9 pm at the Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee Bar at 1242 Wellington Street, Ottawa.  The book was launched as part of the celebrations of the British Home Child Day on September 28 at Upper Canada Village. 

Sandra Joyce was unaware until the death of her father in 2002, that he was a home child. She and her sister found a family history in Scotland as a result of the records they discovered through their research. After uncovering her father’s story, Joyce was left wondering "how many other home children had similar circumstances." She wrote the historical fiction novel for "all those who suffered the silent stigmatism associated with home children." Incorporating various events and circumstances uncovered in her research, Joyce has woven a story that could representative of any number of home children.

Anyone interested in British Home Children should find this evening of interest as Sandra Joyce will discuss her own story and how her research led her to write this book.

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