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Call Me Auntie: My Childhood in Care and My Search for My Mother by Anne Harrison

Anne Harrison was brought up in care. She was a shop assistant before she joined the Warwickshire Police. From there she became a residential social worker and social care manager for local authorities in the West Midlands and Warwickshire. She … Continue reading

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Bea’s Witch by Daniel Ingram-Brown

Book Review by Jane Teather. Daniel Ingram-Brown is the author of The Firebird Chronicles series for children aged 9-12, published by Our Street Books. He is the recipient of the Taner Baybars award for original fiction in the field of Science Fiction, … Continue reading

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Beyond the Orphanage by Deborah Dzifah Tamakloe

Book Review by Dee Michell From the age of 11, Deborah Dzifah Tamkloe lived in a Baptist Orphanage in the Eastern Region of Ghana.  She is the founder of Charis Touch Foundation, an NGO which provides practical support and training … Continue reading

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Care Experience & Culture

Press release: For immediate release For more information contact: (UK) Rosie Canning / (AUS) Dr Dee Michell Email: Care Experience & Culture, a Digital Archive, the first of its kind will feature care experienced literature, spoken word and academic material. Dr … Continue reading

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The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

Pam Jenoff is the internationally bestselling author of several novels, including The Kommandant’s Girl, which was a finalist for both the Quill awards and the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Medal. Pam draws inspiration for her books from her service … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Katharine Norbury

Katharine Norbury trained as a film editor with the BBC and has worked extensively in film and television drama. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA programme at UEA. The Fish Ladder was her first book. It was longlisted … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Alex Wheatle

Born in 1963 to Jamaican parents living in Brixton, Alex Wheatle spent most of his childhood in a Surrey children’s home. He returned to Brixton in 1977 where he founded the Crucial Rocker sound system and performed his own songs … Continue reading

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Highlights of 2020

It’s been a difficult year. One that will continue to be challenging both personally and generally for some time yet. There is though a lot of hope shining through the clouds today. Yesterday, the University of Oxford welcomed the news … Continue reading

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Lowborn by Kerry Hudson

Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns In many ways Kerry Hudson is lucky to be alive. She starts Lowdown with a happy ending when she tells the reader: I escaped poverty. I escaped bad food because that’s … Continue reading

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