The Beggar Maid

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SKU: 9781784753009 Category: Tag: Author: Dilly CourtFormat: PaperbackPages: Publisher: Arrow Books

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From the age of eight, sixteen-year-old Charity Crosse has been living rough with her grandfather and begging on the streets. When he grandfather passes away, Charity is helped by a kindly doctor who introduces her to bookseller, Jethro Dawkins. Jethro takes Charity in to help in his bookshop and keep house in their one room behind the shop. Charity sleeps under the counter and is not well treated, but Jethro instills in her the love of books that began when her grandmother taught her to read. And she starts to hope for a better future for herself. But Jethro dies unexpectedly, and Charity is faced with eviction when the rent is raised by the unscrupulous landlord.Must Charity give up her dream of running the bookshop herself, and worse, be forced to return to the streets…? From the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, this is a nostalgic, vivid and compelling novel for fans of Dilly Court.

The Beggar Maid
5.00