Written by British Home Child Cecilia Jowett - Original held by BHCARA
"NO THOUGHT FOR TOMORROW: THE STORY OF A NORTHERN NURSE"
When I was five years old I was brought out to Canada from England, with a ticket pinned to my coat, and with the resolve already in my childish heart that some day I would make a place for myself in the great, cold world, where I could help others as the kind nurses had helped me.
"Oh, I'd never take a child like that into my home" I have heard ladies say, "You never know how they will turn out." And there I was, a graduate nurse, in their homes, rendering skilled assistance, perhaps saving or helping to save a life. Yet they didn't dream that I was on of "those children" once."
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"Hanson" by Augustus Bridle was written in 1924 and was widely accepted to be his autobiography of his experience of being a British Home Child sent to Canada.
Original copy held by the BHCARA
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Very controversial book written by John Worby based on his life as a British Home Child - 1937
THE OTHER HALF
Title: The Other HalfBookID: otherhalf-nonficAuthors: John WorbyISBN-10(13): N-O-N-E12Publisher: J. M. Dent and SonsPublication date: 1937Edition: VariesLanguage: English
[EDITORS NOTE: This book contains graphic passages, so please be advised that we rate it as for Older Teens and Above.]
ASKS BAN ON BOOK
Toronto Star Saturday, March 6, 1937
London Daily Express takes most of a page to say that a book "The Other Half" written by John Worby and published by J. M. Dent and Sons, should be banned. This is the life story of a Barnardo boy as told by himself and as a specimen of low-life literature it ranks high. The author has a knack of getting tough experiences and of writing them. About 50 pages of the this book should have been killed by the publishers as unfit for any decency-loving reader. Much of the rest is less revolting than many so-called respectable books of realism. Passages here and there have a high spiritual quality. One speech of the girl-hobo to the author, in the "jungle" is real emotional gold. A good deal of the hobot scne is in Canada; the toughest parts in the United States and England to which the wastrel was deported. One page of this in a S.A. hostel is on a par with some of the worst spots in a recent slum-novel of Glasgow. What this book needed was thorough editing. Much of it is too good to destroy; a great deal of it too raw to read.
From 1886, Emma Stirling wrote three little books called "Our Children" which are accounts of her work with the emigration of children from Scotland to Canada.