The Dublin girls.
Publication year: 2020
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Long Preston : Magna, 2020.
ISBN: 9780750548373 (hbk.) : £21.99
Standard print edition originally published: London: Headline Review.
In 1950s Dublin, life is hard and jobs are like gold dust. Nineteen-year-old Nell Flynn is training to be a nurse and planning to marry her boyfriend, Liam Connor, when her mother dies, leaving her younger sisters destitute. To save them from the workhouse, Nell returns to the family home - a mere two rooms at the top of a condemned tenement. Nell finds work at a biscuit factory and, at first, they scrape through each week. But then eight-year-old Roisin, delicate from birth, is admitted to hospital with rheumatic fever and fifteen-year-old Kate, rebellious, headstrong, and resentful of Nell taking her mother's place, runs away. When Liam finds work in London, Nell stays to struggle on alone - her unwavering devotion to her sisters stronger even than her love for him. She's determined that one day the Dublin girls will be reunited and only then will she be free to follow her heart.
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462 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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