The last few weeks I've been working at adding some 6,000 new words to my novel "The Stars Above". These are previously deleted scenes I thought deserved a second change. I've also reformatted the novel and created a new cover.
A paperback version will also be available on Amazon soon!
Above is a picture of the building called Our Western Home which appears in The Stars Above. It was used to house the 'Home Children' who came to stay with Maria Rye until they were placed with families or found employment. Nearly 4000 children passed through these doors until Ms. Rye decided to return to England in 1895.
It would be easy to imagine Sara Roth as one of the many home children in the picture below.
Photos are courtesy of the Library and Archives of Canada.