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ISBN: 0593050738
Author: Valerie Wood
Language: English
Publisher: Transworld Publishers; Library Ed edition (November 1, 2002)
Pages: 544
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 685
Size Fb2: 1442 kb
Size ePub: 1914 kb
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To my family with love. The two girls sat side by side on the doorstep, their knees drawn up and chins resting in their hands.

To my family with love. They both stared vacantly into space without speaking. It was midsummer in 1848, and the dank and narrow court was humid and sticky.

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Valerie Wood was born in Yorkshire, where she still lives. Her first novel, The Hungry Tide, was the first winner of the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction.

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2 5 Kirjailija: Valerie Wood Lukija: Kim Hicks. Saatavilla äänikirjana. Ruby and Grace had grown up in the slums of Middle Court, the poorest place in Hull. Friends since early childhood, they had supported each other in bad times and good. Both girls found themselves the object of attention from the mill owners sons, but as times grew harder, and money became ever scarcer, Grace became involved in militant campaigns against poverty and injustice, while Ruby was tempted into prostitution. Kieli: Englanti Kategoria: Romaanit Kääntäjä

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Валери ВудValerie Wood. Сообщать о новых книгах . With books like this one and programs like LightWave, it is easy to create stuff to impress your clients, "hy do I need this book? For the same reason that you need this book: To benefit from the exploration and experience of others. Other novels by Valerie Wood include: The Hungry Tide, winner of the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction, Annie, Children of the Tide, The Romany Girl, Emily, and Going Home. Rosa grew up an orphan in a remote, watery island fastness on the wild East coast of Yorkshire. Taken in as a small child by the motherly Mrs Drew, she realised as she grew u.00.

Ruby and Grace had grown up in the slums of Middle Court, the poorest place in Hull. Friends since early childhood, they had supported each other in bad times and good. But their two families were bound together by more than friendship, and secrets from the past threatened to make their hard lives even more difficult.


The Doorstep GIrls is an eye-opening story of a time in the UK when the poor were very, very poor and nobody noticed. Children under 10 worked to help their families; extended families lived together in one or two rooms sleeping five or six in a bed; often no heat in their lodgings, and very often not much food. There was no such thing as personal rights in those times and the book tells of the time when the rights of women and children was just being talked about.

The Doorstep Girls is also a story of two strongwilled girls who do what they have to do to escape their lifestyles. Strong females characters!
loved this book. .
Themes of friendship, family, poverty and survival are wrapped with integrity, faith, and perseverance.

Through personal struggles and challenges the lives of two best friends evolve from youth into adulthood. Living in one-room shacks with an external water pump and privy for a community of
near a dozen plus families the reader discovers blatant poverty.

Child-labor, pollution, limited resources, food, and the use of "laudum" are a few of the obstacles in the girl's path to survival.

A revealing story with an historical perspective of the early industrial era. The laborers, the immigrants, and the impoverished endure the ruthless factory standards, the poor wages, the accidents, and the long work-days to survive.
I was drawn into the story of these two young girls immediately. The extreme poverty of the workers during the industrial revolution is well documented, but experiencing it through the stories of these girls gave much more insight into the struggle. This book helped me to better relate to my inner-city students whose parents can't or won't provide the basics for them.
I picked up this book and couldn't put it down. Grace, so strong and kind... Ruby just as strong, but more vulnerable.. Both girls born in poverty and suffer so much tragedy. This story gripped and didn't let me go. Thanks to hurricane Hermine, I had little to do other than read and pray for electricity and water. At least I got to read this wonderful book.
Gritty, mean and true. This story blooms with the decay of desperate people in desperate circumstances. The narrative is so skillfully crafted that you can smell the stench of the streets where downtrodden families lived sad lives. This is a book you can't put down until the end.
Love historical fiction. So much to learn of the past and interestingly enough even though time has passed the same troubles and issues exist today as yesteryear. This book is a prime example of the more things change, the more they stay the same. The details differ but the problems remain the same.
Sentimental, informative novel about real poverty and endurance during a period in history before people had rights. The characters continued to struggle daily to survive the best they knew how. The frustration of the task was clearly presented.
Much interest in the horrible conditions of the working poor in the Victorian age
And the strength of purpose it took just to keep your head above water. (Literally.)
We'll drawn characters. A good read.

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