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The Girl From the Workhouse: A heart-breaking, emotional family saga

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Even in the darkest of times, she never gave up hope

Staffordshire, 1911. Ginnie Jones’s childhood is spent in the shadow of the famous Potteries, living with her mother, father and older sister Mabel. But with Father’s eyesight failing, money is in short supply, and too often the family find their bellies aching with hunger. With no hope in sight, Ginnie is sent to

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Kindle Edition, 359 pages
Published February 18th 2020 by Hera
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Sarah
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I love being transported back in time and the author does this wonderfully in this story. Whilst life in the early 1900’s is very different to how it is in today’s world, the one thing I love about books set in this era, is peoples spirits.

Ginnie finds herself split up from her family, living in a workhouse. I couldn’t think of anything worse but Ginnie seems to make the most of the bad hand that life deals her. Her life is certainly far from easy but certain characters within the home, make
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Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Set in Hatton town 1911. Ginnie Jones and her mother and father have no choice but to go to the workhouse and Ginnie is put in the childrens hostel. Her sister Mabel goes to live with their aunt Nellie as shes older. Her mother dies and three years on ginnie is sent to live with her sister who is now married to frank and expecting her first baby. This book takes us through her life with such a heartbreaking story and details taking us into the great war of 1914 with great changes. Will it be a ...more
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