Rich Girl, Poor Girl

Rich Girl, Poor Girl

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Winter, 1860.

Rosalie has been granted a life of comfort and wealth but neither of these protects her when her mother suddenly dies.

Polly has lead a life of grinding poverty; after losing her own mother, she finds herself alone on the bitterly cold streets of Hull.

Then fate intervenes, bringing the two girls together when Polly takes a job as a scullery maid in Rosalie's lonely house. The girls become unlikely friends and, when forced to leave the city behind, find themselves setting out to live with Rosalie's uncle on the North Yorkshire Moors. Here they discover a life that neither of them has known before; though after finding momentary joy they soon learn once again that tragedy is never far away...

If you've liked books by Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, you'll love Val's heartwarming stories of triumph over adversity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 31mm | 357g
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0552176257
  • 9780552176255
  • 67,778

About Val Wood

Since winning the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction for her first novel, The Hungry Tide, Val Wood has become one of the most popular authors in the UK.

Born in the mining town of Castleford, Val came to East Yorkshire as a child and has lived in Hull and rural Holderness where many of her novels are set. She now lives in the market town of Beverley.

When she is not writing, Val is busy promoting libraries and supporting many charities. In 2017 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Hull for service and dedication to literature.

Find out more about Val Wood's novels by visiting her website:
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227 ratings
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4 28% (64)
3 19% (43)
2 3% (6)
1 4% (8)
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