Friday, 1 April 2011

Win a copy of Oranges and Sunshine!

Send an e-mail to, and put in the subject line "Oranges and Sunshine" and then send your name and postal address to win a copy of the book that inspired the movie. You also get a movie poster too.

See the link for the official movie site page.

Synopsis, taken from
In 1986 Margaret Humphreys, a Nottingham social worker, investigated a woman’s claim that, aged four, she had been put on a boat to Australia by the British government. At first incredulous, Margaret discovered that this was just the tip of an enormous iceberg. Up to 150,000 children, some as young as three years old, had been deported from children’s homes in Britain and shipped off to a ‘new life’ in distant parts of the Empire, right up until as recently as 1970.

Many were told that their parents were dead, and parents often believed that their children had been adopted in Britain. In fact, for many children it was to be a life of horrendous physical and sexual abuse far away from everything they knew. Margaret reveals how she unravelled this shocking secret and how it became her mission to reunite these innocent and unwilling exiles with their families in Britain before it was too late.oranges and sunshine