The story begins in postwar Britain when some of the features of the class system were still firmly in place. Poverty was painful. Food rationing remained in force. Life wasn’t fair. Tony and his friend are caught up in the British Government’s scheme for sending children to the colonies, often without the knowledge of their parents.
A tyrannical farmer puts him to work as unpaid labour on his remote farm in the foothills of the South Island. Years pass, but Tony determines to hold on to his memories, which eventually lead him to the truth.
He Called Me Son, the first in a trilogy is followed by The Best in Blountmere Street.