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Charity Stratton's bleak childhood is changed forever when both her parents are killed in a fire. Separated by the authorities from her younger brothers and sister, Charity is sent out to work as a skivvy in a boys' boarding school. Her loneliness and misery are eased when she falls deeply in love with the dashing but fickle sixth-former Hugh Mainwaring, but when she discovers she is pregnant with Hugh's baby, she soon realises just how alone she really is. Determined to be reunited with her siblings and to make something of herself, Charity runs away to 1960s London and begins to forge a new life.
©1995 Lesley Pearse (P)2007 Isis Publishing
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By Menon on 05-14-13

It's an Ok book

I've read other Lesley Pearse titles and bought this same on the assumtion that they would be just as exciting. If it wasn't for the Narrator I would have left this book half way. The situations didn't add up. That is what I found most unbecoming. LP is a lovely author, but this is not one of her best books.

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By Mrspatriciacherry on 04-04-15

So exciting

If you want a book with loads of variety, action and interest with love thrown in, and just the right amount of eroticism thrown in this book will meet your criteria.

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By Amanda on 09-12-12

Nice book

Great book to read when you need nothing taxing. It flows well with a good story. You get totally wrapped up in the story. Sad in places but a good ending with lots going on in-between. OK its a chicks book as well!

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By Skye on 10-03-17

Struggled with the narrator.

Story itself was ok but the narrator's voice was wrong for the characters, no tonal changes for different ones...one woman sounded Scottish and South African in the same sentence and all the male's sounded the same which was hard when the likeable ones sounded the same as the unlikeable.

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