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This review is from: Shiny Pennies and Grubby Pinafores: How we overcame hardship to raise a happy family in the 1950s (Kindle Edition)
I grew more and more sceptical as I read this book. By her own admission the writer left school at the age of fourteen and went into domestic service. The jobs she undertook by her own description where menial - cleaning, fruit picking etc and she was paid very little. The language of the book did not reflect this and gave the impression of being written by a third party. I grew up in south London and though we were poor we did not live in such abject poverty. I did wonder why she choose to inflict the same hardships on her children that she suffered.