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At first I wasn't sure I was going to like this one. I was feeling a little disgruntled at the message the author seemed to convey; that Pamela, who had put in two years hard work, did not deserve a chance to make something of her life because it meant stepping over others, and her family had to compare her life to their own. That there were elements of selfish thoughts in her personality I had no doubt, but she was also a hard worker and fair, and it just annoyed me when she has to give it all ...more
Born in Highgate, North London, in 1890, prolific English children's author Doris Alice Pocock was the daughter of solicitor Noël Pocock, and his wife Alice Topham, herself the daughter of painter F.W. Topham. Educated at home, she had a somewhat sheltered childhood. After the death of her father in 1907, Pocock and her mother moved to Bexhill, Sussex, where she pursued her interest in painting, ...moreMore about Doris A. Pocock...