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Lost & Found by Kitty Neale
  

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Lost & Found by Kitty Neale

The gritty drama from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Nobody's Girl.Bullied by everyone around her for years, has Mavis Jackson finally found happiness? Or is it a case of going from the frying pan straight into the fire?BULLIEDTaunted by everyone around her, including her mother Lily, 15-year-old Mavis Jackson is devastated when her only ally, her father Ron, leaves home to beat his gambling addiction. Forced to walk the streets in search of junk to sell, the future seems bleak.BRIBEDUntil an unexpected fairy godmother arrives in the form of Edith Pugh. Struck down with a debilitating illness, she needs help around the home. In Mavis, she sees the perfect solution. Especially as she has ulterior motives...BLAMEDMeanwhile, Ron has fallen off the wagon and disappeared. Best mate Pete doesn't know where he is and has to break the terrible news. But does he have another reason for his sudden interest in the Jackson family?BETRAYEDBack at Edith's, Mavis revels in her new job. But when Edith reveals her true motives for taking Mavis under her wing, she faces a monumental decision, one which could change her life for ever...

Reviews

Praise for Lost & Found:`A gripping read - you won't be able to put it down'CloserPraise for Nobody's Girl and Sins of the Father:`This pageturner is a gritty tale of survival.
Tesco magazine

'Heartbreakingly poignant and joltingly realistic. From the first page the characters and their lives drew me in. It combines wonderfully accurate historical detail with true gritty realism in a book that fans of misery lit won't want to miss.'
Annie Groves, author of Daughters of Liverpool

`Full of drama and heartache.'Closer`A gritty tale.
Bella

About the Author

Kitty Neale

Kitty Neale was raised in South London and this working-class area became the inspiration for her novels. In the 1980s she moved to Surrey with her husband and two children, but in 1998 there was a catalyst in her life when her son died, aged just 27. After working for 2 years with other bereaved parents in a support group, Kitty took up writing as a form of catharsis, and now lives in Spain with her husband. Lost Angel was a Sunday Times bestseller.

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Publication date

1st October 2011

Author

Kitty Neale

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Author's Website

www.kittyneale.co.uk

Publisher

AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
560 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781847563521

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