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The Workhouse Girl
by Dilly Court

Published: 2013-10-14
Paperback : 496 pages
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Would her life always be one of poverty and struggle? The gripping new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Best of Daughters.
     Circumstances force eight-year-old Sarah Scrase and her widowed mother Ellen to enter St Giles and St George's Workhouse in Bloomsbury. ...
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Would her life always be one of poverty and struggle? The gripping new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Best of Daughters.
     Circumstances force eight-year-old Sarah Scrase and her widowed mother Ellen to enter St Giles and St George's Workhouse in Bloomsbury. When Ellen dies in childbirth, an independent-minded, spirited Sarah falls foul of Workhouse Master Trigg and his cruel wife. Sarah's ordeal seems to be over when philanthropist and sugar mill owner James Arbuthnot takes her into his home. But her wealthy benefactor reports Trigg and his wife. And blaming Sarah for their misfortune, in a fit of revenge the couple decide to take the law into their own hands.

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  "THE WORKHOUSE GIRL by Dilly Court"by [email protected] (see profile) 03/02/14

Sarah, the workhouse girl of the title, is followed from age 6 to about age 20 in this young adult novel. Poor Sarah rockets from one dismal situation after another, extricating herself (or... (read more)

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