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She leaves school at the end of 1935 and takes a job working for Sir Giles Beauchamp and his wife as a nursery maid. Polly is happy there except for the Nanny, Jane, who takes an instant dislike to her.
Laura has her own problems with her bullying husband and needs all her strength to overcome the shocks and trauma destined for her future.
Martin and Christopher Beauchamp, elder sons of Sir Giles, join the Army and RAF respectively and when the war begins Polly's friendship with Christopher strengthens. The difference in their backgrounds means heartache for Polly, but she refuses to give up on their love.
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"Get your filthy face out of mine, Sean O'Connell and leave me alone," she kept her voice low to emphasise every word. He drew back his hand to slap her but she was too quick for him and scrambled past him to stand in the middle of the kitchen with her hands on her hips, her thin nightgown offering little protection against the cold morning.....