Don't Come Crying Home: A Boy's Life in Dr Barnardo's Homes by William Fell-Holden
English | April 1st, 2015 | ISBN: 1784621404 | 241 Pages | EPUB | 1.40 MB
At age two, one December day in 1943, Eric is handed over to a stranger, the Reverend Brightman. The Reverend is here to help Eric's unmarried mother, who cannot keep Eric as she has to work in the cotton mills. Across war-torn Britain, a bawling and exhausted Eric is taken on a long train journey, finding relief only in snatches of sleep. The traumatised child is handed over to another stranger and delivered within the grim walls of Aqualate Hall, in the countryside of Shropshire. It is the first in a long line of Barnardo Homes he must call home.