The Violets Are Mine: Tales of an Unwanted Orphan

The Violets Are Mine Tales of an Unwanted Orphan Recounted with humor and warmth The Violets Are Mine describes the degradation and violence that Lester Morris suffered in England s orphanages during and after World War II From his beginnings in Wo

  • Title: The Violets Are Mine: Tales of an Unwanted Orphan
  • Author: Lester Morris
  • ISBN: 9781465369260
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Recounted with humor and warmth, The Violets Are Mine describes the degradation and violence that Lester Morris suffered in England s orphanages during and after World War II From his beginnings in Woburn Green near London, Morris s story lurches downward as he is bounced from one orphanage to the next during an era when corporal punishment was the norm For a while, he iRecounted with humor and warmth, The Violets Are Mine describes the degradation and violence that Lester Morris suffered in England s orphanages during and after World War II From his beginnings in Woburn Green near London, Morris s story lurches downward as he is bounced from one orphanage to the next during an era when corporal punishment was the norm For a while, he is released and we are introduced to a foster mother called Teeth and Lester s cold hearted thief of a dad.Eventually, Morris joins the British army and ages out of the system Although the author may have grown up without a home or family, he writes with great heart and is a gifted storyteller.About Lester Morris Lester Morris grew up near London and was a British tour guide for many years before moving to the United States He is an entertainer of many personas, including racounteur, Santa Claus, and author Lester s memoir, The Violets Are Mine, is his second book.

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      Lester Morris grew up near London and was a British tour guide for many years before moving to the United States He is an entertainer, storyteller, speaker, Santa Claus, and author.Visit the author at lestermorris.

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    • The Violets are MineAuthor: Lester MorrisChildren often suffer at the hands of adults some more than others. Placed in an orphanage at an early age, author Lester Morris learned first hand the cruelty and inhumane treatment inflicted on so many unwanted children placed in the hands of those running these orphanages. Imagine a young child, Lester just wanting the sun to come. Standing by a window and waiting for the first ray of sunshine to come out. All he wanted to do was go outside and ride hi [...]


    • Author: Lester MorrisPublished XlibrisAge Recommended:Adult Rating: 5Blog For: GMTAReview:"The Violets are Mine: Tale of an Unwanted Orphan" by Lester Morris was really some read for me. I thought about putting it down several times but since I have never done that I pressed forward. I will say this wasn't a pleasant read but a interesting one of what Lester Morris endured in these horrible orphanages and foster home in England during World War II (1940's). I can only say how Lester came through [...]


    • I received a free copy for the purpose of providing a review. “The piece of paper clearly states that on February 10, 1940 I was born into a very unpredictable world at a place called Woburn Green, in Buckinghamshire, west of London. Apparently, I only lasted one year before being dumped by my father into St. Agatha’s Nursery, Princess Risborough, also in Buckinghamshire.”A sad story of a little boy who grew up in a harsh environment and the strategies he employed to survive. Morris writes [...]


    • Scary. Harsh. Dark. I’m describing English life during World War II. We’ve seen the pictures in old newspapers and magazines and watched it in television documentaries. Blackouts at night while enemy airplanes buzzed overhead and bombs exploded nearby. It must have been particularly terrifying for the young children. Lester Morris, author of The Violets Are Mine, was one of those young children, and, yes, he remembers it as a terrifying time indeed. But he remembers many other things. Young [...]


    • Author Lester Morris has written a heart-breaking memoir that will touch the soul of anyone who picks up his book, “The Violets Are Mine.” While imperfect in execution, his autobiography digs deep into what it means to be a child who needs love. The trials and tribulations of his childhood, spent in British orphanages and foster homes during the 1930s and 1940s, reads like a Charles Dickens novel, with the caveat that all the stories are, in fact, true.Unlike the characters in Dickens, howev [...]


    • Unspeakable pain is a part of Lester Morris’ sharing of his life as a boy. The abuse he endured as an orphan will tug at readers’ hearts, but his matter-of-fact look back shows a survivor who will endear himself to readers.In the very first chapter, readers meet the young orphan at All Saints Home in England during the blackouts of World War II, his urgent desire being to have the rain stop so he can go outside to ride the green penny-farthing bike.With a touch of humor in his writing that l [...]


    • Lester Morris is a young boy growing up in orphanages in England. He was born in 1940 and was put into the foster care system at the age of one. He never knows his father or his mother and therefore has no familial attachments.While living in All Saint's Home, he learns that he has a birth brother, Doug, but he had no real sense of what that actually meant. There was much abuse at the many homes that he lived in. There were beatings and no food at times. Les joins the RAF when he gets old enough [...]


    • The Violets are Mine, a memoir by Lester Morris, is the story of a young boy growing up in England's orphanages during World War II. Morris's retelling of the harrowing experiences he endured as a child is told with true grace and charm.A heartfelt thank you to Les Morris for sharing his early childhood memories. His rich descriptions force the reader to pause and marvel at his genuine will to survive some horrific events no child should ever be expected endure. The message of endurance and hope [...]


    • I think that to truly appreciate this book, you have to meet the author, Lester Morris. There were moments in the story where I could stop for a moment and say, "I'm glad he got through this." Additionally, it stuns me to have learned about all the sad Christmases he went through as a child, and to see him dressed up every year as Santa Claus for our office toy drive. This man has taken some very tough blows in his life and still found a way to see the good in everything. Bravo, Les!


    • Sad but funny in a British humor kind of way. Morris's writing has been compared to Angela's Ashes and now I see why. I definitely recommend this book.


    • Such sadness and despair. Incredibly memoir about an orphan in England and the degradation and abuse he endured and eventually overcame. Beautifully done



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