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Why My Family had to Disappear

Pauline Dakin's family life was full of secrets, fear and unpleasant surprises.

Pauline Dakin is a Canadian journalist, broadcaster and a professor of journalism in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, her childhood was marked by many mysterious incidents and unexplained getaways - where her family suddenly had to flee at a moment's notice and she couldn't talk to anyone about what was going on. Pauline tells Jo Fidgen how she managed to uncover her family's extraordinary secret - including a hidden community called the 'weird world'.

Image: Pauline Dakin at her graduation, with her mother Ruth and her brother Ted
Credit: Pauline Dakin

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44 minutes

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Boxing Day 2017 07:06GMT

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