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The Long Way Home: The Story Of A Homes Kid

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The Long Way Home is the first instalment of Kate's life story. Kate grew up a "homes kid" in the 1950s and 60s, institutionalised into the Burnside Children's Home as a young child after the death of her mother. Kate and her two siblings were placed by their father into the Pennant Hills Burnside. Kate quickly learns to live by the rules of the home and endure the lonelin ...more
Paperback, 327 pages
Published 1999 by Random House Australia
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This was an amazing insight into a totally different childhood to my own. There were obviously those who could not cope and many more who endured it and came out the other side, better and stronger because of it. A really good read.
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