The tinker's girl - By Catherine Cookson

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The tinker's girl

Written by: Catherine Cookson
Category: Fiction, Historical Fiction

"When young Jinnie Howlett's widowed father, a tinker man, died a pauper, she was indeed fortunate already to be an inmate of a northern workhouse, for with no other relatives, she might otherwise have ended up on the streets, a fate for children of her age that was, in the latter years of the nineteenth century, all too common. When, close to her fifteenth birthday and after years of toil and drudgery and an unfortunate experience at a previous workplace, she was at last offered a position as a maid-of-all-work, she was left in no doubt that this second chance was also her last. Jinnie's employers were to be the Shalemans and her place of work Tollet's Ridge Farm, a bleakly isolated and run-down sheep farm way out beyond Allendale and towards the Cumbrian border. It was only a matter of weeks before she discovered that she had exchanged one kind of drudgery for another, for the Shaleman family - Rose, invalid wife of Pug and mother to Bruce and Hal - demanded so much of her that she almost became nostalgic about her years at the house, as she called it. Fortunately for Jinnie, however, Bruce soon recognised that there was more to this seemingly vulnerable girl than the othe membe

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Notes: Picture is of actual book. Some foxing on outer pages K written on inside front page., Cover is slightly worn

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 0552140384
ISBN 13: 9780552140386
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 381
Publisher: Corgi
Date Published: 1995
Language: English
Edition: New Ed

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