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The Girl in the Ragged Shawl

by Cathy Sharp

Part of the The Children of the Workhouse Series

Books of the Month Historical Fiction Relationship Stories

The Girl in the Ragged Shawl Synopsis

Heartbreaking and uplifting, the story of the workhouse orphan, Eliza, will touch your heart... Eliza was left as a small baby at the workhouse in Whitechapel, wrapped in her mother's shawl, which is all she has of the mother she never knew. At eleven years-old, she has survived sickness, near starvation and harsh beatings. Master Simpkins and his cruel daughter rule the workhouse with a rod of iron, but when Romany boy, Joe, arrives at the workhouse, his spirit and courage give Eliza hope that another life is waiting for her outside. When she is sold into service, Eliza is relieved to be out of the workhouse and hopes her fortunes are changing for the better, but cruelty and unkindness are everywhere and her salvation could become her ruin...

The Girl in the Ragged Shawl Press Reviews

Praise for Cathy Sharp:

`A totally absorbing book...Real time disappeared for me.'

`Brilliant story, couldn't put it down once I started to read.'

`Having been brought up in the East End I could remember the various places and things talked about in this really well written book which kept you on the edge of your seat.'

`Wonderful writer, believable characters, you got to know each one personally. I hope Cathy will continue this story.'

`Really, really loved this book...Can't wait to start the next one, have it already downloaded.'

`Wonderful book, love the author...do not start it if you have something to do, hard to put down!'

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ISBN: 9780008286651
Publication date: 18/10/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008286651
Publication date: 18th October 2018
Author: Cathy Sharp
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Historical Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Sagas, Historical romance,

About Cathy Sharp

Cathy Sharp is happily married and lives with her husband in a small Cambridgeshire village. They like visiting Spain together and enjoy the benefits of sunshine and pleasant walks, while at home they love their garden and visiting the Norfolk seaside. Cathy loves writing because it gives pleasure to others, she finds writing an extension of herself and it gives her great satisfaction. She says, 'There is nothing like seeing your book in print, because so much loving care has been given to bringing that book into being.' Cathy is also the author of the Halfpenny Street Children's Home ...

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