Jailbird's Daughter
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Jailbird's Daughter

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Alison Grant is just five when her father is sent to prison for murder. Taunted at school for being a jailbird's daughter, then abandoned by her mother, she goes to live with her grandmother. She tells her only new friend that her mother is dead and her father is a ship's captain. It is the beginning of a new life of lies and deception, which continues after her grandmothe...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Hodder & Stoughton
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A wonderful story told in the style of Catherine Cookson / Josephine Cox and to be fair is a worthy contender to be up with those great authors.
Alison Grant after being told by her mother she is a "Jailbird's daughter" is unceremoniously dumped on her grannie Francie up at Bellhanger house.
Frannie knowing her daughter doesn't intend to come back and is leaving for a new life with her latest man does her best by Alison and tries to bring her up and hide her out of the way of the master "Mad Micha...more
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