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Baby and a Backpack

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Jane Cornelius lived and worked in Bali, until she met and fell in love with the wrong man, who abandoned her in the UK, leaving her five months’ pregnant and with no money or home. Desperate, she turned to her father, but he abandoned her too and she had to ask the Social Services for support. In a tiny cottage in Glastonbury, her daughter Poppy was born.

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Paperback, 308 pages
Published 2014 by The Five Mile Press
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Danielle Bizjak
Sep 02, 2015 Danielle Bizjak rated it liked it
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Sharon
Dec 27, 2014 Sharon rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. Some parts of it I found quite interesting, others I wanted to throw the book away in disgust so much did the author's attitude to her life and situation get up my nose.
I am very glad that we get a happy ending and that the author found the peace she needed.
Bec Whyte
Sep 12, 2014 Bec Whyte rated it it was ok
I found jane a really big whinger and actually quite annoying. If she had stopped whinging years ago and lived life with positivity there would have never needed to be a journey to enlightenment and there would be no need to write such a mediocre book
Jenny Chapman
Dec 02, 2014 Jenny Chapman rated it it was amazing
Loved loved loved this book - couldn't put it down. What an interesting life Jane has had and just shows you can never blame your upbringing on how you turn out or vice versa - what Jane has been through and what she is doing now - what an amazing woman.
Emma
Oct 21, 2014 Emma rated it it was amazing
A great page turning adventure. Makes you feel when life is tough you should never give up. I want to know what happens next!
Jasmine Harris
Feb 28, 2015 Jasmine Harris rated it really liked it
I loved this book, I couldn't put it down. Being a mother of a 6 month old myself I couldn't imagine doing what Jane did!!!
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Oct 28, 2014 Alicia Mikulandra rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved it! What a brave and inspiring woman Jane Cornelius is.
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Kiri Mccurdy
Dec 29, 2015 Kiri Mccurdy rated it it was ok
A disappointing set of stories as they did not match the promise of the title or blurb.
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