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Under the Old Railway Clock: Reminiscences of a time, a place, and a very dear brother, William Marshall

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In 1933 at a summer holiday camp in Dymchurch, Kent organized for children in Church-run orphanages, destiny deemed a ten-year-old boy and a eight-year-old girl would meet under the most bizarre circumstances. What the camp leader was to divulge to the children, would change their lives forever. Pointing one finger at the girl, then at the boy, she said simply, ‘You two are brother and sister.’
This bizarre isolated meeting of author Caroline Whitehead and her brother William Marshall in their childhood years would develop, in time to come, into a tight-knit relationship that spanned decades. UNDER THE OLD RAILWAY CLOCK deftly illuminates for readers a time and place - England from the 1930 through to 2007. William was a sailor, hero, husband, father, gambler, coin collector, cook, flirt with the ladies... and a very dear brother.

About the Author
CAROLINE WHITEHEAD was born in London, England, and raised in an orphanage in Kent. Knowing the importance of family relationships, she pushed forward for forty years to discover her brothers' and sisters’ identities, overcoming many obstacles so the siblings could experience those ties – and their stories could finally be told in a sequence of three books.
Married in 1944, she emigrated to Canada in 1967 and lived in Ontario before moving to British Columbia in 1987. Her husband died in 1999. She has one daughter, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a wealth of proud memories.

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