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Rich Girl, Poor Girl [Kindle Edition]

Val Wood
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Christmas 1860. Polly, already living in grinding poverty, finds herself alone on the streets of Hull when her mother dies in childbirth. Rosalie, brought up in affluence and comfort on the other side of town, loses her own mother in similar circumstances and on the same day.



Polly takes a job as scullery maid in Rosalie's lonely house, and the two girls form an unlikely friendship. Travelling together to the North Yorkshire Moors they discover a new kind of life and find unexpected joy and fulfilment.



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Book Description

The moving new novel by this popular author, winner of the Catherine Cookson prize for fiction

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Christmas 1860

A waif from the slums and a poor little rich girl –

Polly, living in grinding poverty,loses her mother in childbirth and finds herself alone on the streets of Hull.

Rosalie, brought up in affluence and comfort on the other side of town, loses her own mother in similar circumstances and on the same day.

Polly takes a job as scullery maid in Rosalie’s lonely house, and the two girls form an unlikely friendship. Travelling to the North Yorkshire Moors they discover a new kind of life and find tragedy and joy in equal measure.

By the author of the first Catherine Cookson Prize for fiction


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 435 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0593060229
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (24 Nov. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RS2Q8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,438 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes it is 20 Jan. 2010
Format:Hardcover
Yes, for those who like me were unsure if this was Valerie Wood until I went to her website I wasn't sure, however on discovering this one has been written as author Val Wood, I went ahead and bought the hardback, I have read all her other books and enjoyed every one, this one is another triumph for her and if you can't wait for the paperback, it is well worth the cost of the hardback
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rich Girl,Poor Girl 21 Feb. 2010
Format:Paperback
What an amazing book. I found it hard to put this one down,you really get to know the charaters.I wish it could have lasted longer. Buy it I promise you won't be dissapointed at all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rich Girl Poor Girl - Valerie Wood 1 May 2010
By Irene
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As always a great story that makes you feel like you are somehow a part of it. Valerie Wood never lets you down.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rich Girl Poor Girl 28 Aug. 2010
Format:Paperback
I have moved on from Catherine Cookson and I was disappointed to realise that I was reading a book so much akin to her works. BUT- Valerie Woods style is excellent and has the same 'readable ' quality of Cookson. It was the predictability of the story that I felt let down over. YET- It was a clever weaving of events and their eventual link-up and so I continued to the end. I think you have to read EITHER Cookson OR Woods!!
It would have been useful to have been advised of the similarity of these two writers before buying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars very poor condition 5 May 2011
By Cobweb
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I ordered this book to read in hospital and when it arrived what terrible condition the pages were falling apart and i had to sellotape them back into the book. I would of sent it back but didnt have time to order a replacement. The book should never of been dispached in that condition
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By VALERIE
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If you like Catherine Cookson stories you will enjoy this one. A story of loss and hardship which, has a happy ending. good to remind ourselves how lucky we are not to live in such times and although there is still hardship to day it is by no means as hard as the Victorian had it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story 5 Jan. 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am a big Val Wood fan and this story did not let me down. It is about two girls from very different backgrounds each of whose mothers died in childbirth. They meet and become very good friends despite their opposite backgrounds. One of those books I found hard to put down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 10 Nov. 2013
By Lorkin
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Love all Val Woods books. Can not put these down once I start reading one. It is worth looking at her list of published books first and start at the beginning as the characters appear in different books. Although they could be read randomly as well!
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