A Mother's Wish Mass Market Paperback – 18 Feb 2010
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I thoroughly recommend this book as it is this Author at her best.
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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.Read more ›
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