The Workhouse Girl

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446456218

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 3848

Circumstances force eight-year-old Sarah and her widowed mother to enter the notorious St Giles and St George’s Workhouse. When her mother dies in childbirth, the independent-minded Sarah falls foul of the workhouse master, Trigg and his cruel wife. Sarah’s ordeal seems to be over when a sugar mill owner takes her into his home. But her wealthy benefactor reports Trigg and his wife. And blaming Sarah for their misfortune, in a fit of revenge, the couple decide to take the law into their own hands.

The Workhouse Girl

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750538732

Category: Abused children

Page: 477

View: 8934

Circumstances force eight-year-old Sarah and her widowed mother to enter the notorious St Giles and St George's Workhouse. When her mother dies in childbirth, the independent-minded Sarah falls foul of the workhouse master, Trigg, and his cruel wife. Sarah's ordeal seems to be over when a sugar mill owner takes her into his home. But her wealthy benefactor reports Trigg and his wife. And, blaming Sarah for their misfortune, in a fit of revenge, the couple decide to take the law into their own hands.

The Workhouse Girl

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099562626

Category: Abused children

Page: 496

View: 1684

Would her life always be one of poverty and struggle? The gripping new novel from the "Sunday Times" bestselling author of "The Best of Daughters." Circumstances force eight-year-old Sarah Scrase and her widowed mother Ellen to enter St Giles and St George's Workhouse in Bloomsbury. When Ellen dies in childbirth, an independent-minded, spirited Sarah falls foul of Workhouse Master Trigg and his cruel wife. Sarah's ordeal seems to be over when philanthropist and sugar mill owner James Arbuthnot takes her into his home. But her wealthy benefactor reports Trigg and his wife. And blaming Sarah for their misfortune, in a fit of revenge the couple decide to take the law into their own hands.

The Workhouse Girl

Author: Jessica Stirling

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444744852

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

View: 2371

To Cassie Armitage and her well-to-do family, Robert Montague seems a perfect suitor: a distinguished preacher with a glamorous past and impressive connections. Only after marriage will trusting and idealistic Cassie discover that Montague is not all that he seems. Nancy Winfield, born to the workhouse and betrayed by her protectors, is quick to recognize the preacher?s evil intentions. Imprisoned in a dangerous marriage and deceived by her sister, Cassie finds an ally in Nancy, and a friend in widower Allan Hunter, who is a victim of Montague?s twisted schemes. Beneath the surface of Cassie?s staid existence perverse and deadly passion run deep, threatening a tragedy that only Nancy Winfield?s loyalty ? and Cassie?s courage ? can prevent

Workhouse Child

Author: Maggie Hope

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448177898

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2275

A gripping saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Coal Miner's Daughter All she wants is a family of her own... Lottie is just three years old when her Mammy dies and she is sent to the workhouse. A childhood spent in poverty, skivvying for other people, leaves her with no prospects, no family... Yet Lottie is bright and has ambitions for a better life. And when an opportunity arises at the local Chapel, Lottie seizes her chance. But will she ever be anything more than a workhouse child?

Kerry Girls

Emigration and the Earl Grey Scheme

Author: Kay Moloney Caball

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750959541

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 1895

The true story of the Kerry girls who were shipped to Australia from the four Kerry Workhouses of Dingle, Kenmare, Killarney, and Listowel between1849—1850, as part of the Earl Grey Scheme. From scenes of destitution and misery, the girls, some of whom spoke only Irish, set off to the other side of the world without any idea of what lay ahead This book tells of their "selection" and shipping to New South Wales and Adelaide, their subsequent apprenticeship, marriage, and life in the colony.

The Workhouse Waif

A gritty saga tale of an orphan girl

Author: Lynette Rees

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 1787472884

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6998

Will this little orphan girl find her happy ending? After the death of her father in a mining accident, Megan and her family had no choice but to move to the local workhouse. Separated from her mother and five siblings, young Megan must learn how to stand on her own two feet. But it's on one of the days she's sent out on errands that her fate changes. She meets a young boy who's stealing apples from the local market, as well as a friendly well-to-do lady with the most melodious voice she's ever heard. With her newfound friends, can she find a new life for herself? A heartwarming saga, perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Katie Flynn and Nadine Dorries Please note: this edition contains editorial revisions

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524700460

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8471

"If somewhere in the afterlife Roald Dahl met Charles Dickens and they cooked up a new Christmas tale, it couldn’t have much on this fleet, verbally rambunctious, heart-stealing follow-up to A Boy Called Christmas."—The New York Times Amelia Wishart was the first child ever to receive a Christmas present. It was her Christmas spirit that gave Santa the extra boost of magic he needed to make his first trip around the world. But now Amelia is in trouble. When her mother falls ill, she is sent to the workhouse to toil under cruel Mr. Creeper. For a whole year, Amelia scrubs the floors and eats watery gruel, without a whiff of kindness to keep her going. It’s not long before her hope begins to drain away. Meanwhile, up at the North Pole, magic levels dip dangerously low as Christmas approaches, and Santa knows that something is gravely wrong. With the help of his trusty reindeer, a curious cat, and Charles Dickens, he sets out to find Amelia, the only girl who might be able to save Christmas. But first Amelia must learn to believe again. . . . “Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.” —Neil Gaiman, Newbery-winning author of The Graveyard Book "With a little bit of naughty and a lot of nice, this Christmastime yarn is a veritable sugarplum." —Kirkus Reviews

The Best of Daughters

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446456196

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9319

Despite her privileged upbringing, Daisy Lennox has always longed to make something of her life. She is drawn to the suffragette movement, but when her father faces ruin they are forced to move to the country and Daisy’s first duty is to her family. Here she becomes engaged to her childhood friend – a union both families have dreamed of. But, on the eve of their wedding, war is declared, and Daisy knows her life will never be the same again...

Tilly True

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446472698

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 4312

'I aint always going to be poor, I made me mind up to that.' Dismissed from her position as housemaid under a cloud of misunderstanding, Tilly True is forced to return home. But Tilly is determined to make something of her life and, rather than admit the truth to her poverty-stricken family, she sets out once more in search of employment. Her journey takes her to the London law courts, a grim parsonage in one of the most notorious parts of the East End and a house of ill-repute. But when she falls for the dangerous charms of Barnaby Palgrave, Tilly soon finds that her troubles have only just begun ...

The Workhouse Children

A heartwarming saga

Author: Lindsey Hutchinson

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786692511

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 6487

Tears and tribulations, laughs and heartbreak, from an exciting new talent. Perfect for the fans of Jo Cox and Lyn Andrews. When Cara Flowers' beloved grandmother dies she leaves her not only an enormous fortune but also a huge responsibility – to find their estranged family. Cara's quest leads her to the doors of the imposing Bilston workhouse where families are torn apart with no hope of a better life. Shocked by the appalling conditions, Cara vows to find a way to close the workhouse and rescue its residents. Fraught by countless hurdles her mission becomes personal when she is left asking why was she raised by her grandmother, and what has her missing mother got to do with the looming workhouse? What people are saying about THE WORKHOUSE CHILDREN: 'A truly beautiful read, well done to the author for giving me such enjoyment' 'A very poignant, feel good novel' 'I laughed, cried and gasped, such a gripping story line' 'What an amazing story start to finish'

The Gypsy Girl

Author: Val Wood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409057100

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 4392

When Polly Anna's mother died when she was just three years old, it seemed the workhouse was the only place for her to go. But with the help of Jonty - a young misfit who soon became her best friend - she managed to escape, running away with the fairground folk. Her friends became the circus people, and her home the caravans and travellers' tents. Meanwhile, in a great house in Yorkshire, old Mrs Winthrop has never given up hope of finding her daughter Madeleine, who eloped with a handsome gypsy and was never seen again. When her young neighbour sets out to find Madeleine, he discovers the colourful world of the fairs. And there, in the midst of it all, Polly Anna - once the waif from the workhouse, now a fully-fledged gypsy girl. If you enjoy books by Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, you'll love Val's heartwarming stories of triumph over adversity. Previously published as The Romany Girl.

Workhouse

Author: Pamela Oldfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781407152561

Category: Children of the rich

Page: 176

View: 1873

Workhouse is the gripping tale of a girl drawn into the world of a Victorian workhouse. It's January 1871 when Edith, the sheltered daughter of a wealthy widow, pays her first eventful visit to the workhouse for the poor. There she meets Rosie, a rebellious, quick-tempered orphan who is always getting into trouble. Edith soon finds herself drawn into Rosie's wild schemes and both their lives are never the same again...

My Story: The Hunger

Author: Carol Drinkwater

Publisher: Scholastic Non-Fiction

ISBN: 1407156888

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4214

It's 1845. Blight has destroyed the precious potato crop which the Irish people rely upon. But as hunger rages, Phyllis goes in search of her rebel brother - and is swept up into the fight for a free and fair Ireland.

The Cockney Sparrow

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446472590

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7548

The enthralling saga set in turn-of-the-twentieth-century London from the Sunday Times bestselling author. Gifted with a beautiful soprano voice, young Clemency Skinner is forced to work as a pickpocket in order to support her crippled brother, Jack. Their feckless mother, Edith, has fallen into the clutches of unscrupulous pimp, Todd Hardiman, whose evil presence threatens their daily existence. Befriended by Ned Hawkes and his kindly mother, Nell, Clemency struggles to escape from life in the slums of Stew Lane. She finds work with a troupe of buskers run by larger than life Augustus Throop, and is spotted by the manager of the Strand Theatre. Clemency looks set for operatic stardom, but a chance meeting with the mysterious Jared Stone brings danger and intrigue and threatens to change her life forevermore.

Shadows of the Workhouse

The Drama of Life in Postwar London

Author: Jennifer Worth

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9781780225111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

View: 4214

In this follow up to CALL THE MIDWIFE, Jennifer Worth, a midwife working in the docklands area of East London in the 1950s tells more stories about the people she encountered. There's Jane, who cleaned and generally helped out at Nonnatus House - she was taken to the workhouse as a baby and was allegedly the illegitimate daughter of an aristocrat. Peggy and Frank's parents both died within six months of one another and the children were left destitute. At the time, there was no other option for them but the workhouse. The Reverend Thornton-Appleby-Thorton, a missionary in Africa, visits the Nonnatus nuns and Sister Julienne acts as matchmaker. And Sister Monica Joan, the eccentric ninety-year-old nun, is accused of shoplifting some small items from the local market. She is let off with a warning, but then Jennifer finds stolen jewels from Hatton Garden in the nun's room. These stories give a fascinating insight into the resilience and spirit that enabled ordinary people to overcome their difficulties.