Outcast Child

Outcast Child

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Wonderful saga set in Battersea and Clapham from the author of A CUCKOO IN CANDLE LANE.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.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...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 108 x 176 x 24mm | 200g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • 0752877046
  • 9780752877044
  • 712,998

About Kitty Neale

Kitty Neale (real name Brenda Warren) was brought up in Battersea and now lives in Spain. She started writing after working as a bereavement counsellor which she took up after the death of her son.show more

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159 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 50% (79)
4 30% (47)
3 17% (27)
2 2% (3)
1 2% (3)
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