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Rosie's Gift

(Rosie McGrath #2)

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What was it like to be a skivvy in 1870, slaving away in a big house at everyone’s beck and call? For time-traveller Rosie McGrath – used to the dishwashers and central heating of modern times – it is a horrible shock. But she must suffer on if she wants to save her ancestor Joseph and foil the plots of a powerful enemy!
Paperback, 208 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Poolbeg Press
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Clare O'Beara
Young Rosie from 1996 Dublin, goes back in time to meet relatives who worked in a large country house in Wicklow. There's a good introduction to the staff and hard work in such a house, to benefit a tiny minority of people. We're reminded that a few years previously, the Famine had killed poor people or driven them out of their homes. So at least those working in big homes had food and beds, with minimal earnings.

Rosie has to investigate the allegation that a boy stole a diamond necklace. If
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