Outcast Child

Outcast Child

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In this powerful evocation of working-class South London in the 1950s, drama and heartbreak wreak havoc in the life of young Daisy Bacon, guardian of her Cousin Lizzie who, a grown woman in body and appearance, has the innocent and trusting nature of a child.When her mother Judith is run over and killed outside their house, Daisy retreats into a world of silence. Blaming herself for the accident, the girl is unable to utter a word. The happy family home becomes a prison, with her stepmother Vera as the cruel jailer. It is cousin Lizzie, who will always remain a child, who brings sunshine back to Daisy's life. However, only when Henry Bacon discovers his new wife's shocking secret does Daisy herself find true happiness, and in a way that she could never have anticipated.This is Kitty Neale's second novel. She is a superb storyteller, using her personal experience to explore themes of love and loss, showing life at its best, brightest and very darkest moments.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 38mm | 662.26g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752857398
  • 9780752857398

About Kitty Neale

Brenda Warren was brought up in Battersea and now lives in Aldershot. She started writing after working as a bereavement counsellor which she took up after the death of her son who was in his twenties.She is in her early 'fifties.
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263 ratings
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5 56% (146)
4 28% (74)
3 14% (36)
2 1% (3)
1 2% (4)
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