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The Cobbler's Kids [Kindle Edition]

Rosie Harris
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Book Description

He was a tyrant. She was his daughter.



Kept a virtual stranger by her bullying father, fourteen-year-old Vera Quinn longs for a life of her own. Michael Quinn is admired and liked by his customers, but he rules his family with a rod of iron. After her mother's untimely death, Vera is expected to keep house for both Michael and her brothers Eddy and young Benny.



And so begins a life of great hardship and little joy - Michael drinks away anything he earns and even the small wages Vera and Eddy bring in are barely enough to keep the family going. But then one day Michael brings Di Deverill home and life becomes an even greater hell for Vera.



Will she ever be saved from a life of drudgery?


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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 880 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (3 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JAJN93W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,634 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not the most interesting of books 5 July 2008
Format:Paperback
This book is about a family whose lives are changed in the aftermath of the First World War, Micheal Quinn goes to war and comes back a changed man, suffering from deep emotional scars from all the things he has seen. Micheal is a changed man, who spends his time browbeating his family, drinking and working as a cobbler.

Micheal is a skinflint, who would rather drink away the money he earns rather than take care of his family. His Wife Annie suffers terribly from his bullying ways, and tragically dies leaving her daughter Vera to tend to the house, her two brothers and her brute of a father.

This book has many lows, and not many highs. Although the ideas of the writer are good, and they flow well, the story lacks real 'cliff hangers' there is a lack of excitement, and not much character development. This book is not a bad read, but if you are looking for a book that excites you, and keeps your interest constantly then this is not the book for you. Also the ending is abrupt, and poorly thought out, it is as if the writer finished halfway through.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the most interesting of books 5 July 2008
Format:Hardcover
This book is about a family whose lives are changed in the aftermath of the First World War, Micheal Quinn goes to war and comes back a changed man, suffering from deep emotional scars from all the things he has seen. Micheal is a changed man, who spends his time browbeating his family, drinking and working as a cobbler.

Micheal is a skinflint, who would rather drink away the money he earns rather than take care of his family. His Wife Annie suffers terribly from his bullying ways, and tragically dies leaving her daughter Vera to tend to the house, her two brothers and her brute of a father.

This book has many lows, and not many highs. Although the ideas of the writer are good, and they flow well, the story lacks real 'cliff hangers' there is a lack of excitement, and not much character development. This book is not a bad read, but if you are looking for a book that excites you, and keeps your interest constantly then this is not the book for you. Also the ending is abrupt, and poorly thought out, it is as if the writer finished halfway through.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the most exciting of books! 5 July 2008
Format:Hardcover
This book is about a family whose lives are changed in the aftermath of the First World War, Micheal Quinn goes to war and comes back a changed man, suffering from deep emotional scars from all the things he has seen. Micheal is a changed man, who spends his time browbeating his family, drinking and working as a cobbler.

Micheal is a skinflint, who would rather drink away the money he earns rather than take care of his family. His Wife Annie suffers terribly from his bullying ways, and tragically dies leaving her daughter Vera to tend to the house, her two brothers and her brute of a father.

This book has many lows, and not many highs. Although the ideas of the writer are good, and they flow well, the story lacks real 'cliff hangers' there is a lack of excitement, and not much character development. This book is not a bad read, but if you are looking for a book that excites you, and keeps your interest constantly then this is not the book for you. Also the ending is abrupt, and poorly thought out, it is as if the writer finished halfway through.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed 7 Sept. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have just finished reading The Cobbler's Kids, to be honest I had to make myself finish it as I hate leaving books unread.

I found it repetitive, as it kept on going back over things I had already read. I won't be reading any more Rosie Harris books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 27 Jun. 2014
By sandra
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was a really true version of what happened In this era men coming home from the First World War. I really enjoyed the book couldn't put it down
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC. 29 May 2014
By rita
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EXCELLENT. Great read I could not put it down. The book reminded me of my life and my poor mum/
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 22 April 2015
By gaynor
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I loved this story it's a very changeable story, lots of feeling and sympathy . But a great read you won't want to put it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 26 Nov. 2014
By Good
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A superb book and couldn't put it down. Am now looking for more books written by this author. Would thoroughly recommend.
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