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The Girl in the Kings Arms

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  6 reviews
She saw – and heard everything but never said a word … until now.

For the first seventeen years of her life, Yvonne was raised in an abusive, amoral, and unloving environment, brought up by her grandparents, and her grandfather’s 'live in' mistress, in a rural public house in 1950s Essex.

Somehow she survived but was emotionally scarred for life...

Her first problem was that
Kindle Edition, 536 pages
Published August 21st 2018 by Crowning Glory Publishing Ltd
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Oct 11, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Too much description of surroundings - dragged on - so had to skip massive sections. Didn't enjoy it at all
Liz Miller
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am just a bit younger than the author and can relate to some of the items she referred to in this book – a mangle to wring out clothes and having to wear a liberty bodice. There the similarities between us end. What that poor girl suffered at the hands of her family was terrible (families are meant to nurture children and not continually put them down) and she must have had an inner strength to allow her to endure it all. That same strength must still be present to allow her to actually write ...more
Michelle Wilson
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Truly incredible - The Girl in the Kings Arms. I was kindly gifted this book a couple of weeks ago. Normally I take a bit of time to read a book but Yvonne's writing style, her vivid description kept me glued and I found myself needing to know more. To give her account on what was clearly such a harrowing time and to be able to talk about it now is just very mind blowing and admirable.

Yvonne is clearly an incredible person, I really am pleased I read this book.

Laura Blyth
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t put this down. I enjoyed the story and found it easy to just pick up and dive in to anytime.
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a book. Thanks so much for sharing your story with us, Yvonne. Can’t wait to read (hopefully more?) books from you.
Justine Skeet
Oct 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
Book does not make sense but does raise a lot of questions. In fact, spurred me on to continue to write my own childhood memories as there are many similarities! There is a lot of droning on in the book about pretty dresses and possessions. Most the people she writes about lived through The world war(s) which is important to remember. I didn’t understand why the author wrote crass references to her mother in law, when she goes on to acknowledge her in-laws loved her like a daughter. I can imagin ...more
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