Winnie of the Waterfront

by Rosie Harris

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World War II and a Liverpool-based tale of a disadvantaged wheelchair-bound girl in for a rough ride.  Dramatic page-turning stuff.

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Winnie of the Waterfront Synopsis

Crippled by polio, young Winnie Molloy has little to look forward to in life. Her father, Trevor, adores her but she is neglected by her feckless mother, Grace. When war comes Trevor Molloy is called up. He fears for Winnie and persuades Sandy Coulson to wheel her to school each day in a converted pram. Two years older than her, Sandy sticks up for Winnie and promises to be her lifelong friend. But Grace is drinking very heavily and loses one job after another. To pay the rent on the one squalid room they are now living in she takes Winnie in the pram out begging until she is given a warning by the police.

When Trevor is reported 'Missing Presumed Dead' Grace goes on a drinking spree, meets with an accident and dies. Little Grace is sent to an orphanage where once again she is the butt of children's taunts and at fourteen she is sent out into the world to fend for herself. Will Winnie's life improve at last or will she always be loveless and alone?

 

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ISBN: 9780099460398
Publication date: 14/04/2005
Publisher: Arrow (a Division Of Random House Group)
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780099460398
Publication date: 14th April 2005
Author: Rosie Harris
Publisher: Arrow (a Division Of Random House Group)
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,
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About Rosie Harris

Rosie Harris was born in Cardiff and grew up there and in the West Country. After her marriage she lived for some years on Merseyside before moving to Buckinghamshire where she still lives. She has three grown-up children and six grandchildren and writes full time.

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