The Urchin's Song
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The Urchin's Song : Has she found the key to happiness?

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The approach of the twentieth century means little to Josie Burns and her family; living in Sunderland's slum area, they battle dirt, cold and hunger on a daily basis. Josie's brothers and sisters are terrified of their violent alcoholic father, but Josie is not like the rest, for she has something that will enable her to rise out of the slums: a beautiful singing voice, with which even as a child she earns enough pennies to keep her father happy. When she discovers that her father is trying to put her younger sister, Gertie, on the game, Josie and Gertie flee the family home, taking refuge with a friend. By educating herself and taking singing lessons, Josie starts on the journey to success and security - but can she also find love?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 110 x 170 x 42mm | 281.23g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747267081
  • 9780747267089
  • 623,492

About Rita Bradshaw

Rita Bradshaw was born in Northamptonshire, where she still lives today with her husband, their children and two dogs. She has written many successful novels under a pseudonym and several delightful sagas under her own name.
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