The biography of a British girl, split from her family by the British child migration program, learning to cope with her hard new life in Canada.
Marjorie Too Afraid to Cry — Book #1
In 1937, 10-year-old Marjorie Arnison was shipped from Britain to Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School near Victoria, British Columbia. For years she wouldn't talk about her past. It wasn't until daughter Patricia explored archival records and shared them with her mother that a home-child saga emerged.
Marjorie Her War Years — Book #2
Sent away from her family and England to an isolated farm where she was at the mercy of a tyrannical “cottage mother,” Marjorie Arnison had to learn to forget her identity in order to survive in her unfamiliar and hostile new home. It was only much later in her life that the memories of where she came from began to resurface.
About the author
Patricia Skidmore is a daughter of a British child migrant. Researching the layers of British child migration has enabled her to understand her mother and her family’s role in this incredible 350-year-history of Britain shipping children to the colonies. Patricia lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.