Herrington House

Herrington House

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In this historical fiction novel set in the 1920s, Lydia Partridge is orphaned at the age of thirteen when her parents are taken in an influenza epidemic. Her life in the small village was tranquil up until the untimely deaths of her mum and dad. She was given a lifeline by the owner of a small ale house just outside the seaside town of Scarborough. Alec Barstow, then owner, had given the girl work in his establishment, however with ulterior motives, as he knows a terrible secret about Lydia, and he would use her any way he wished. She flees and finds house work in a local estate called Herrington House where she works hard and eventually finds happiness again.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 394.62g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507699883
  • 9781507699881

About Dorothy M Mitchell

Dorothy M. Mitchell was born in a small village in Yorkshire just before the Second World War. She remembers they were hard times. There were air raid shelters and the sky above and over nearby towns and cities seemed to be full of enemy planes dropping their bombs. She remembers seeing fires in the distance some nights. Her dad worked as a signalman at the local railway station. He kept chickens for the fresh eggs and an occasional chicken dinner and grew his own vegetables. Dorothy remembers those long gone days of doing with less. Her mum cleaned in the nearby pub. She remembers her mum swapping ration book stamps with other mothers, which was a regular occurrence. Sometimes her mum would need extra clothing coupons, whilst another mum wanted extra butter. So a swap took place. It was a time of make-do and mend. Dorothy now lives in Evesham in Worcestershire and she has published over a dozen full-length historical fiction novels and children's stories.show more