Thomas John Barnardo, His Life, Homes & Orphanages

A Short History

by Dennis Burnier-Smith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/29/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 76
ISBN : 9781449090425

About the Book

The book is not just a biography of Dr Thomas John Barnardo, the Irish philanthropist who set up a national chain of Homes and orphanages for destitute and under-priviledged children. The book also contains vignettes of the people around Dr Barnardo; people that influenced him and helped him, people such as his wife Syrie and Lord Shaftesbury, Benjamin Disraeli, James Hudson Taylor and others that had a bearing on the man and his ideas. The book describes the trades learnt in the homes and gives an insight into the Naval Training Schools and the boarding out and emigration of children to the British Colonies. it also has a chapter on the way Barnardo's is run today and how the charity faces different challenges in the modern world

About the Author

The Author of this book is Dennis Burnier-Smith. Dennis has built up an interest in Barnardo's mainly because his late father was a Barnardo's boy during the late 1920's and early 1930's. Dennis is not new to writing and has had 2 books published previously under the pseudonym of Laurie Driver. Dennis is a Manchester born author who spent his working life as a long distance lorry driver and took up writing after early retirement due to ill health