The Silver Poplar

By: Smith, Edmond

Price: $26.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


272 pages. Previous owner's signature in ink. This Book appears to be unread. This timely publication is set around the Sunderland Homes for neglected children near Melbourne in the late 1940s. The Silver Poplar delves into the issues of abandonment, adoption and the fostering of children, issues which are now in the news as governments around Australia begin to apologise for the hurts suffered by the 'forgotten Australians'. At times sad, it brings to the forefront the reality of the fear and loneliness children experience when abandoned. It is 1948. Edmond arrives as a frightened six year old at the country place of the Sutherland Homes for neglected children near Melbourne. He is to live there for the next eleven years. Here in ‘The Silver Poplar’ Edmond traces his life up to the time when as a late teenager he encounters in himself a surprising work of God. The silver poplar at the Boys End stood for all that promised to be enduring, even when the inmates were forbidden to climb it. The book is nostalgic as well as awakening the reader to the ever-present issues of abandonment, adoption and the fostering of children. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Signed by Author. ISBN/EAN: 9781921589102. Inventory No: 11030352. Paperback

Title: The Silver Poplar

Author: Smith, Edmond

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Publisher: Sydney, Ark House: 2009

ISBN Number: 1921589108

ISBN Number 13: 9781921589102

Binding: Medium Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author

kg: 0.25 kg

Seller ID: 11030352

Keywords: BZDB5 Biography & Autobiography; The Silver Poplar Paperback,