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Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest Ontario Tour

Autumn is nearly upon us and with it comes a new round of touring with my new book, Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest. We’ll start with Ontario, where I have a busy schedule of reading events, the… 972 more words


Awakening from the Nightmare of History

“History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.” —James Joyce, Ulysses

Joyce’s quote, one of the most famous in recent literary history, seems more apt than ever at this time in the 21st century. 1,681 more words

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232. Dropping off a donation

There’s a week left of the summer holidays and the weather is dismal, so the obvious thing to do? Some extreme housekeeping and home improvements! I may have got a little bit carried away and ripped up the hall floor with no exact plan as to what happens next, but that’s a problem for another day… 100 more words


Barnardo's Cheque Presentation

On Monday 14th July, Janet Meredith, Community Fundraising Volunteer Manager at Barnardo’s visited the school to receive a cheque for £706.11. The money was raised periodically throughout the year by Year 8 students through sponsored silences, a non-uniform day and a cake sale.

Kingsbury High School

Children’s Ghosts video launch

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but there’s no substitute for reading the book. My nine-year-old nephew Christopher has to read the book… 560 more words

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Promises of Home—A Review

Promises of Home—Stories of Canada’s British Home Children

by Rose McCormick Brandon 

Who will love my boys, treat them as their own… Who will love my girls, keep them safe and warm? 1,439 more words

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Is Rupert Murdoch running Australia?

Joe Hockey, in his new biography, states that the Australian PM, Tony Abbott,  informed US citizen Rupert Murdoch about his paid parental leave policy before he told him: the Federal Treasurer-  So it is perfectly natural to ask the question: … 997 more words

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