ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: July 15, 2010
Tenterfield: My Happy Childhood in Care
By (author) Margaret Irvine
Margaret was the youngest of twelve children, and taken into local council care, growing up in Tenterfield House, where the Matron was Dorothy Martin, daughter of the co-founder of Aston Martin. The house of forty children was a happy and caring place, strongly supported by the local community. There are vivid descriptions of life that bring out the spirit of good child care.
Margaret Irvine has worked for the NSPCC, as a nanny, a nurse, and as a respite-carer for Edinburgh’s Social Services, where she provides care for children under the age of three on a daily basis. This is her first book.