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The mill girl / Rosie Goodwin.

By: Goodwin, Rosie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 437 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781472101754; 9781472101747; 9781472115980.Subject(s): Nannies -- Great Britain -- Fiction | Warwickshire (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Life is tough on the cobbled backstreet courtyards of Abbey Street, Warwickshire, in the 1840s: boys are destined for the pit and girls for the mill. Despite this, clever, feisty Maryann is happy there - until her mother dies. Her family collapses, leaving Maryann coping with everything, exhausted and lonely. Especially as Toby, the boy she is set on marrying, insists they wait. When things are at their bleakest, Maryann is offered a lifeline: a position as nanny to the daughter of the mill owner, Wesley Marshall. Though the house is filled with secrets and heartache, there is kindness, too, and to Maryann's surprise she grows close to Marshall. But their relationship has not gone unnoticed and it threatens to unleash a world of problems on them all.
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Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Fiction Hāwera LibraryPlus
Fiction
Fiction GOOD (Browse shelf) Checked out 12/06/2019 i2142357
Fiction Manaia LibraryPlus
Fiction
Fiction GOOD (Browse shelf) Checked out 07/06/2019 i2139884
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p> A captivating story of love, family and survival, from a beloved author who 'tells a cracking story...an insight into people that is rarely found' ( Nottingham Evening Post ) </p> <p>Life is tough on the cobbled backstreet courtyards of Abbey Street, Warwickshire, in the 1840s: boys are destined for the pit and girls for the mill. Despite this, clever, feisty Maryann is happy there - until her mother dies. Her family collapses, leaving Maryann coping with everything, exhausted and lonely. Especially as Toby, the boy she is set on marrying, insists they wait.</p> <p>When things are at their bleakest, Maryann is offered a lifeline: a position as nanny to the daughter of the mill owner, Wesley Marshall. Though the house is filled with secrets and heartache, there is kindness, too, and to Maryann's surprise she grows close to Marshall. But their relationship has not gone unnoticed and it threatens to unleash a world of problems on them all . . .</p> <br> <p> 'A gifted writer. Tells a cracking story and does so with an insight into people that is rarely found' - Nottingham Evening Post </p>

Life is tough on the cobbled backstreet courtyards of Abbey Street, Warwickshire, in the 1840s: boys are destined for the pit and girls for the mill. Despite this, clever, feisty Maryann is happy there - until her mother dies. Her family collapses, leaving Maryann coping with everything, exhausted and lonely. Especially as Toby, the boy she is set on marrying, insists they wait. When things are at their bleakest, Maryann is offered a lifeline: a position as nanny to the daughter of the mill owner, Wesley Marshall. Though the house is filled with secrets and heartache, there is kindness, too, and to Maryann's surprise she grows close to Marshall. But their relationship has not gone unnoticed and it threatens to unleash a world of problems on them all.

Comment by
12/10/2015

Very enjoyable easy read.

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