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Win a copy of the book that inspired the film Oranges and Sunshine

Oranges and Sunshine DVDIn 1986 Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, uncovered one of the most significant social scandals in recent times: the forced migration of thousands of children from the United Kingdom.

Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead and had been sent to children's homes in Australia, New Zealand, canad and, as it then was, Rhodesia; many were subjected to appalling abuse. They were promised oranges and sunshine, they got hard labour and life in institutions.

Almost singlehandedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.

She has since established a charity offering counselling, advice and assistance with family research, The Child Migrants Trust. This year she was awarded a CBE for services to disadvantaged people.

Icon Entertainment logoMargaret told their moving and shocking story in her book, Empty Cradles, which has recently been made into a film, Oranges and Sunshine. Starring Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham, directed by Jim Loach and produced by Icon Entertainment, it is released on DVD on 25th July. The film was described by Philip French in the Guardian as "a powerful, deeply moving, understated account of a major social injustice". To view a trailer for the film, click here.

Foyles has ten copies of Empty Cradles to give away, courtesy of Icon Entertainment. For your chance to win a copy, just answer the question below, no later than 30th September.

Roughly how many children were forcibly removed from children's homes and resettled in Commonwealth countries?



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