Monthly Archives: September 2015

Alex Wheatle and the Depiction of Care-Experienced Characters

Some years ago I discovered a wonderful book, The Seven Sisters (2002) renamed Home Boys (2018) by Alex Wheatle. The novel is about four friends in a children’s home who escape to a forest with devastating consequences. Alex has kindly agreed to take … Continue reading

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Orphans, Abandoned Children and Care Leavers

Over the past few months I have begun researching stories about orphans, abandoned children, and care leavers. My childhood was full of these characters. I totally believed in the worlds created by the authors. At 8 years old, after reading Jennifer, … Continue reading

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