Little exiles is a beautifully book that has an underlying thread of sadness that makes it a compelling read leeds in 1948 jon heathers father has not returned at the end of world war two and jons mother is unable to cope with the pressures of life and leaves jon at the chapeltown boys home of the childrens crusade with the promise to . A stunning novel set in the wake of the second world war little exiles tells the extraordinary story of the forced child migration between britain and australia that took place after world war ii and how this flight from home shaped the identity of a generation of children. Little exiles by robert dinsdale find buy on convict transportation to australia had ceased by the 1860s but for the next century britain sanctioned the exportation of another kind of human cargo across the seas unwanted or disadvantaged children ostensibly to give them better opportunities or turn them into farmers for the empire only . Little exiles is a novel by robert dinsdale chronicling the forced child migration of english children to australia following world war two. In 1949 englands childrens homes overflow with boys and girls left destitute by war jon heather finds himself part of an enforced migration scheme
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