The oceans between us / Gill Thompson.

By: Thompson, Gill [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Headline Review, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 424 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 1472257952; 9781472257956Subject(s): Immigrants -- Australia -- Fiction | Mothers and sons -- Fiction | Adopted children -- Fiction | Family secrets -- Fiction | Families -- Australia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Perth (W.A.) -- Fiction | London (England) -- FictionDDC classification: 823.92 Summary: A heartwrenching, uplifting story, inspired by real events, of a mother and child, separated by continents, trying to find a way back to each other. Inspired by heartrending real events, a mother fights to find her son and a child battles for survival in this riveting debut novel. A woman is found wandering injured in London after an air raid. She remembers nothing of who she is. Only that she has lost something very precious. As the little boy waits in the orphanage, he hopes his mother will return. But then he finds himself on board a ship bound for Australia, the promise of a golden life ahead, and wonders: how will she find him in a land across the oceans? In Perth, a lonely wife takes in the orphaned child. But then she discovers the secret of his past. Should she keep quiet? Or tell the truth and risk losing the boy who has become her life? This magnificent, moving novel, set in London and Australia, is testament to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love.
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Torn away from home, can they find their way back? --On cover.

A heartwrenching, uplifting story, inspired by real events, of a mother and child, separated by continents, trying to find a way back to each other. Inspired by heartrending real events, a mother fights to find her son and a child battles for survival in this riveting debut novel. A woman is found wandering injured in London after an air raid. She remembers nothing of who she is. Only that she has lost something very precious. As the little boy waits in the orphanage, he hopes his mother will return. But then he finds himself on board a ship bound for Australia, the promise of a golden life ahead, and wonders: how will she find him in a land across the oceans? In Perth, a lonely wife takes in the orphaned child. But then she discovers the secret of his past. Should she keep quiet? Or tell the truth and risk losing the boy who has become her life? This magnificent, moving novel, set in London and Australia, is testament to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love.

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