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The Doorstep Girls [Kindle Edition]

Val Wood
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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A powerful new novel by the author of Rosa's Island

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Ruby and Grace had grown up in the slums of Middle Court, the poorest place in Hull. Friends since early childhood, they had supported each other in bad times and good. Ruby's ma, Bess, addicted to the opium which dulled the pain of her miserable existence, tried hard to be a good mother, but without too much success, while Grace's parents, Bob and Lizzie, looked after the girl as well as their own family as best they could. But the two families were bound together by more than friendship, and secrets from the past threatened to make their hard lives even more difficult.



The local cotton mill had provided work for Ruby and Grace since they were nine years old, but with the decline of the industry they, like many others, were cast off. Both girls found themselves the object of attention from the mill owner's sons, but as times grew harder, and money became ever scarcer, Grace became involved in militant campaigns against poverty and injustice, while Ruby was tempted into prostitution. Both girls were searching for something which would take them far away from the slums they had always known.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 600 KB
  • Print Length: 548 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0552150312
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital; New Ed edition (30 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004VS7CWG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,614 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It! 1 Feb 2008
Format:Paperback
Having been born in Hull is what attracted me to this book when I came across it, as the story is set in old day Hull, I had never even heard of the author. After the first few pages I was hooked, couldn't put it down, I was amazed at how people struggled with things we take for granted and waste every day, and was able to picture the streets mentioned in the book which still exist today, and imagining what they must have looked like. You really get to like the main characters Grace and Ruby and find yourself hoping it all turns out for them. I loved this book and will definitely be giving her other books a go.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book 3 Mar 2011
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this is the first book I have read by this author - thoroughly enjoyed it one of the best!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Doorstep Girls 26 April 2009
Format:Paperback
As with the previous review of Valerie Woods book, I find this one interesting. You cannot begin to understand how some people lived in the past. In this book it descibes and area that my mother was living in during the second world war. I hope it wasn't like Valerie Wood descibed it in the past. I can't ask my mum because she is no longer with us. I find Valerie Wood an intertesting writer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars just brilliant, 31 July 2012
By milly
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Another brilliant book by Val Wood they are so true to life of years gone by. I get totally engrossed in the stories would definitely recommend Vals books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars valerie wood kindle 3 Nov 2012
By lily03
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As i live in Hull i have always been a fan of Valerie Wood books, a lot of the places she mentions are still there and you can always imagine what it was like in the books well done
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 29 Jun 2014
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I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 2 May 2014
By K. Muir
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This book has got everything in the right amount. gritty, romantic, interesting to learn how people lived and the class difference. would recommend to people who want to grab some time to just sit quietly and enjoy a good book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE DOORSTEP GIRLS 19 Mar 2014
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ANOTHER GREAT BOOK BY VAL WOOD TELLING THE STORY OF HOW DIFFERENT CLASSES CAN RELATE TO EACH OTHER AND BRIDGE THE GAP.
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