Susan Tickner was born in Cheltenham. At the age of three she was fostered out to several institutions in the UK. Then finally at the age of nine, she was sent to Australia as a child migrant.
Writing her life story Goodbye, Mummy Darling has given Susan the therapy she needed, and although sadness has dominated her life, bitterness does not. Her four children will always be her rock.
Since the recent death of her beloved husband, Susan spends most of her spare time writing poetry and walking her Jack Russell dogs, Holly and Jessie.
Follows Susan’s incredible life and her continued search for answers and information about her tormented childhood when she and her brother were given away by their mother and subsequently sent to Australia under the Child Migrant Scheme..
In 1952, the author of this book, and her brother, Roy, were sent to Australia by their mother under the Child Migrant Scheme. Sue and Roy’s mother had remarried, and she had been bullied by their new stepfather into getting rid of them, since he only wanted his own children. As you read Sue’s story, many unanswered questions arise.