The Urchin's Song

The Urchin's Song

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Growing up in the 1890s in the crushing poverty of Sunderland's squalid East End, Josie Burns is no stranger to cold and hunger; Josie and her brothers and sisters are sent out to beg as soon as they can walk. But Josie has a beautiful voice, and from the age of seven she earns enough singing in pubs for her father to leave her and her younger sister alone. Until he decides little Gertie is old enough to work the streets. Then Josie takes her sister and flees to Newcastle, where she starts a new life in the music halls. With popularity and wealth come heartache, and there are many obstacles to overcome, but Josie is learning to fight for what she believes in...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 161 x 241 x 35mm | 595g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747269033
  • 9780747269038

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.show more

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