ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: February 25, 2021
Marjorie’s Journey: On A Mission of Her Own
By (author) Ailie Cleghorn
Against the frightening backdrop of World War II, a young Scottish woman took ten children by ship through the waters of the Atlantic from Scotland to South Africa, where she set up a home for them called Bairnshaven. An unusual portrayal of motherhood, nuclear family and love, Marjorie’s story comes to life through diary pages, letters, telegrams and photographs. This true story is a fresh take on the role that women played during the war, highlighting the strength and courage shown, and focusing on hope and unconditional kindness.
Ailie Cleghorn is professor emerita from Concordia University in Montreal. As a comparative sociologist of education her research took her to several African still-developing primary and pre-primary school settings, which neatly ties in with Marjorie’s story, who herself was a Montessori trained teacher. Ailie was born and raised in Canada, however, her mother was from Scotland.