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A Mother's Wish Mass Market Paperback – 18 Feb 2010

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (18 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099538776
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099538776
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 3.4 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A great story that keeps you interested from the start" (Bournemouth Daily Echo, 4 stars)

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The compelling new saga set in turn-of-the twentieth-century London by the author of The Cockney Angel.

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My first book purchased on kindle, great read, couldnt put it down. Slighly predictable towards the end but a good and easy read. Will purchase more books by Dilly Court.
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this is the only book that i have not read yet,but i know it's going to be a fantastic read as with all dilly court's books,great price,delivery fast too.
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Dilly Court books never fail to keep me gripped and on the edge of my seat.
I thoroughly recommend this book as it is this Author at her best.
Also I always receive my books from Amazon really quickly.
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After reading the cover of this book round my mother's one day, I thought I would download it. Oldie soldiers style is not usually to my taste, but I found I could not put it down, and got deeply into the poor girls trials and problems. So much so I have downloaded another of Dilly Courts books straight away.
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dilly court one of the best authors compulsive reading not to be missed
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I went through this book in 1 evening and couldn't put it down, i read it until 2am, i think Dilly Court is a fabulous writer she also write's under the name of Lilly Baxter, the story was gripping and so well written
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This is a romantic/historical saga, of life, love, treachery and revenge in the working class Victorian London of the late 1800s. The all too familiar story of the times, a husband who dies young, of consumption, leaving behind a widow, who also has the added responsibility of a much younger brother to support alongside her own, young baby; who are penniless and homeless, relying on the charity of others to avoid the last desperate journey that will take them to the workhouse.

Effie finds herself treated to a life of servitude, bullying and violence by her father-in-law, in return for a roof over her head, a fate which befell so many working class women of the times. Her loyalty is tested to the limits and then beyond breaking point, when her brother is put out on the streets to fend for himself, with Effie and her baby being sold on, along with their ‘home’, to the socially climbing Salters.

When she is unexpectedly thrown into the midst of a travelling fair, in the search for her brother, Effie is shown unexpected kindness by the travellers and is treated with the same respect as everyone else in the community. This is an overwhelmingly new scenario for her, to have both the male and female fair folk treat her with equal and unconditional acceptance, thoughtfulness and compassion for her plight. She is of course, expected to contribute to the community and do her share of the work, but is rewarded in the same way as all the others, without it being made to seem like charity and thus affording her some dignity.
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Just the sort of book I love to read in bed. Most novels relating to the 1800's. A good read.
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