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No More Than Human (Delia Scully #2)

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Published by Virago Press Ltd.
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Jane
Aug 08, 2013 Jane rated it it was amazing
A couple of years ago I read ‘Never No More’, and I was utterly charmed by the story of Delia Scully, growing up in the care of her grandmother, in a small Irish town, in between the wars. It was wonderful to watch her growing into a lovely young woman, with a warm heart, a lively curiosity, and an impulsive nature.

‘No More Than Human’ opens as Delia arrived in Madrid, on a cold November morning, to become a governess. She had only just turned seventeen, but her grandmother was gone and it was t
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Ali
Feb 15, 2015 Ali rated it really liked it
My reading for The Seven Ages of Women theme read continues apace, this novel by Irish writer Maura Laverty fitting snuggly into the coming of age section of our list. I think we can all identify with those first stumbling steps of the almost grown, striking out into an uncaring world. Those mistakes, naivetés and youthful passions that wait to trip us up, and show us we’re not so very grown up after all. Maura Laverty understands those pitfalls well, faithfully portraying the path to adulthood ...more
Maura
Apr 02, 2015 Maura rated it really liked it
A sequel to "Never No More", in this book heroine Delia Scully is in Spain, first working as a governess in Spanish households. Delia's high spirits get her in some trouble and lead her to several different jobs. Through it all she maintains her optimistic outlook and zest for adventure, and manages to avoid some dicey situations through luck and a bit of the hand of God, too. She is lucky enough to make some wonderful friends along the way.

The most fascinating thing about this story is how it r
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Nadine Sutton
May 21, 2016 Nadine Sutton rated it it was amazing
perhaps it is not as deep as Kate O'briens' similar novel Mary Lavelle. But it is an unpretentous, sweet novel about Delia, an Irish girl who goes to Spain as a governess. But Delia is a lively girl with a sense of fun and a hot temper and she finds being ordered about, having to comply with the rules of propriety and putting up with many of the bossy old maids who also work as governesses and chaperones very difficult and throws herself into finding another job.
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It'a a fine novel No More Than Human by Maura Laverty.
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Maura Laverty (née Kelly; 1907 - 26 July 1966) was an Irish author, journalist and broadcaster known for her work on Irish soap opera Tolka Row. She published several novels, short stories and critical pieces throughout her career.

Born in Rathangan, County Kildare in Ireland, Laverty was educated at Brigidine Convent, Carlow, where she studied teacher-training.[1] She later moved to Spain, taking
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