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Rosa Nouchette Carey
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Our Bessie

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Rosa Nouchette Carey was born in London and spent all her life in the city. She was a prolific writer and many of her works revolved around female characters in families where the fathers or breadwinners had died. She remained unmarried, but had a very wide family of siblings, nieces and nephews.
Hardcover, 331 pages
Published 1899 by The F. M. Lupton Publishing Company (first published 1891)
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Suzanne
Oct 05, 2010 Suzanne rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this sweet story.

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p. 12 "When a cheerful person enters a room it is as though fresh candles are lighted."

p. 29-30 "What was a little shabbiness or the wear and tear of homely furniture, to one who saw angels' footprints even in the common ways of life, and who dreamed sweet, innocent dreams of the splendors of a heavenly home? To these sort of natures even threadbare garments can be worn proudly, for to these free spirits even poverty loses its sting. It is not "how we
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All Rosa Carey's books are delightful.
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Rosa Nouchette Carey wrote about forty novels, many of which achieved great popularity. Her fiction focused on domestic and family themes, and her plots and characters generally reflected a conservative outlook. In her youth, Carey tried to quench her longing to write, believing that it was impossible to combine literary achievement with a useful domestic life. But her writing won out, and she ...more
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