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Shiny Pennies And Grubby Pinafores

Author : Winifred Foley
ISBN : 9780748118014
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After her years in domestic service, Winifred Foley married and started a family. But, while scraping a living as a charwoman in a rundown north London tenement, she continued to long for her home in the Forest of Dean and the cherished relatives she had left behind. Determined to give their children the rural upbringing she had enjoyed, the young couple moved to an isolated, crumbling cottage not far from the Forest. But even in the 1950s they lacked heating or running water, and money was tight. Food was begged, borrowed or home-grown, and their clothes were hand-me-downs. It was a primitive life of hard work on the land, struggling to make ends meet, and finding strength in the embrace of a loving family.


Author : Melanie McGrath
ISBN : IND:30000107627386
Genre : Authors, English
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The story of one East End family, across three generations, living on the fringe of the Thames. Silvertown itself is a ribbon of marshland that sits beside the King George VI dock near Bow Creek. In 1944 Melanie McGrath's grandfather Lenny, bought the Cosy Cafe in Silvertown. From here Lenny, his mistress, his wife and his daughter served egg and chips, liver and bacon, eels and jellied custard to the passing trade from the thriving docks. Business was good. By the late 1940s Lenny was the only Cafe owner in the East End to drive a Cadillac.

A Pocketful Of Holes And Dreams

Author : Jeff Pearce
ISBN : 9780141965932
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The poor boy who made his fortune . . . not just once but twice Little Jeff Pearce grew up in a post-war Liverpool slum. His father lived the life of an affluent gentleman whilst his mother was forced to steal bread to feed her starving children. Life was tough and from the moment Jeff could walk he learned to go door to door, begging rags from the rich, which he sold down the markets. Leaving school at the age of fourteen, he embarked on an extraordinary journey, and found himself, before the age of thirty, a millionaire. Then, after a cruel twist of fate left him penniless, he, his wife and children were forced out of their beautiful home. With nothing but holes in his pockets, Jeff had no alternative but to go back down the markets and start all over again. Did he still have what it took? Could he really get back everything he had lost? A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams is the heartwarming true story of a little boy who had nothing but gained everything and proof that, sometimes, rags can be turned into riches . . .

A Child In The Forest

Author : Winifred Foley
ISBN : 0946252491
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Author : Lucy Irvine
ISBN : 9781446463864
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Writer seeks "wife" for a year on tropical island.' The opportunity to escape from it all was irresistible. Lucy Irvine answered the advertisement - and found herself alone on a remote desert island with a 'husband' she hardly knew. Lucy Irvine fell in love with the seductive, if cruel, beauty of that untouched Eden, whose power to enslave and enchant her never slackened throughout the whole of her amazing adventure. Uncompromisingly candid and sometimes shocking, Castaway is her compulsively readable account of a desert island dream which threatened to turn into a nightmare of illness, thirst and personal antipathy.

Cheating Death Stealing Life

Author : Eddie Guerrero
ISBN : 9780743493536
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Wrestling superstar Eddie Guerrero describes his youth in Mexico, his rise in the world of professional wrestling, his battle with drug addiction, the car accident that nearly ended his life, and his successful return to the ring.

Bill Russell

Author : Murry R. Nelson
ISBN : 0313330913
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Presents the life and accomplishments of the celebrated basketball player, who won eleven NBA championships, and who was the first African American to coach in the NBA and to be elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Price Of Motherhood

Author : Ann Crittenden
ISBN : 0805066195
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A former New York Times reporter tackles the difficult issue of gender economic equality, confronting the financial penalties levied on motherhood. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Beatrix Potter

Author : Linda Lear
ISBN : 9780141919621
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Beatrix Potter's books are adored by millions, but they were just one aspect of an extraordinary life. This captivating biography brings us the passionate, unconventional woman behind the beloved stories: a gifted artist and shrewd businesswoman; a pioneering scientific researcher; a powerful landowner who conserved acres of Lakeland countryside; a daughter who defied her parents with her first tragically short engagement and who, finally was given a second chance of love and happiness.

Introduction To Probability Models Student Solutions Manual E Only

Author : Sheldon M Ross
ISBN : 0123814367
Genre : Mathematics
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Introduction to Probability Models, Student Solutions Manual (e-only)

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