Author Archives: Rosie Canning

The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer

Kate Hamer grew up in Pembrokeshire and has recently been awarded a Literature Wales bursary. Her bestselling novel The Girl in the Red Coat was a no 3. Sunday Times bestseller and shortlisted for the Costa First Book Award, the … Continue reading

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Care in the time of COVID

As I head towards the end of my time at Oxford as a Research Assistant, I will be reflecting on how I’ve spent the last year. This includes the recent Care in the time of Covid, University of Oxford research project … Continue reading

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The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Book Review by Dee Michell The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman is a horror story! Set in Philadelphia during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, 13-year-old German migrant Pia Lange is left with her 4-month old twin brothers after her mother … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Kirsty Capes

Kirsty Capes is an author based in London. Her fiction and poetry has been published in Rising, Roulade, Token, Thrice Fiction and Mslexia. She was a Penguin Random House WriteNow mentee and a HW Fisher scholar at Curtis Brown Creative. She is … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Paolo Hewitt

Paolo Hewitt spent eight years in care. He is author of over 20 books including Colour me Father: An Open Letter To My Son* a worthy companion to his classic memoirs But We All Shine On and The Looked After Kid. A prolific writer including The … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Ben Westwood

Ben Westwood is a musician, writer, poet, author and campaigner for children’s/human rights. ​Ben spent his teenage years bouncing between the streets of London and foster placements and children’s homes. Throughout his journey Ben always had a passion for making music … Continue reading

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The Stolen Child by Bernadette McBride

Thoughts on W. B. Yeats’s poem ‘The Stolen Child’ in the context of care experience, and a review of The Stolen Child: WB Yeats and Carl Jung – Relationship, Belonging and Compassion in Caring for Children in Care by Maurice … Continue reading

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Parragirls: Reimagining Parramatta Girls Home Through Art and Memory.

Book Review by Dee Michell Parragirls: Reimagining Parramatta Girls Home Through Art and Memory. Edited by Lily Hibberd with Bonney Djuric and in collaboration with Darug women Leanne and Jacinta Tobin. Back in September 2013, my partner and I headed … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Dee Michell

Dee Michell is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Criminology & Gender Studies at the University of Adelaide in South Australia. Dee’s research interests pivot around the themes of lived experience, marginalisation and transformation, and she publishes in the … Continue reading

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A Conversation with David Jackson

David Jackson has an Honours degree in psychology and a Masters in business. He is an experienced company director and project management professional with over 25 years of experience, delivering multi-billion pound projects across the nuclear, oil and gas, renewable … Continue reading

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