Exiles from the War: The War Guests Diary of Charlotte Mary Twiss is a fictional diary written by Jean Little. It is Little's fourth entry in the Dear Canada series. It was published in February 2010 and was followed by To Stand On My Own.


"This story is for Charlotte Mary Langridge. Born January 15, 2008. Tuesday's child is full of grace. And for Madison, Sidney, Natalie and Azlin."

Book descriptionEdit

"September 25, 1940
I can hardly bear to write this. It is by far the worst thing yet. Today we heard that a ship called the
City of Benares, which was bringing more British children to Canada, was sunk and a lot of the people drowned. More than eighty children died! It sounded like Jane's nightmare about being lost on the ship, only it was not a dream. It was real. Every time I remember, I feel sick. I wish I could not see it in my mind.
After midnight
I think George has enlisted. I am not positive. I didn't dare stay on the stairs once I heard Mother start to cry.



Main article: List of Exiles from the War characters


Main article: Jean Little


"The publisher wishes to thank Dr. Helen Brown of Vancouver Island University, author of "Negotiating Space, Time, and Identity: The Hutton-Pellett Letters and a British Child's Wartime Evacuation to Canada," published in Letter Across Borders: The Epistolary Practices of International Migrants, for sharing her expertise. Thanks also to Barbara Hehner for her careful checking of the factual details."


See alsoEdit

v - e - dDear Canada

Orphan at My Door | A Prairie as Wide as the Sea | With Nothing But Our Courage | Footsteps in the Snow
A Ribbon of Shining Steel | Whispers of War | Alone in an Untamed Land | Brothers Far from Home | An Ocean Apart
A Trail of Broken Dreams | Banished from Our Home | Winter of Peril | Turned Away | The Death of My Country
No Safe Harbour | A Rebel's Daughter | A Season for Miracles | If I Die Before I Wake | Not a Nickel to Spare
Prisoners in the Promised Land | Days of Toil and Tears | Where the River Takes Me | Blood Upon Our Land
A Desperate Road to Freedom | A Christmas to Remember | Exiles from the War | To Stand On My Own
Hoping for Home | That Fatal Night | Torn Apart | A Sea of Sorrows | Pieces of the Past | A Country of Our Own
All Fall Down | Flame and Ashes | A Time for Giving | These Are My Words

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