A Child's Voice Calling
By (author) Maggie Bennett
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Child's Voice Calling by Maggie Bennett
Book DescriptionYoung Mabel Court, child of her mother's hasty marriage to a spendthrift, becomes 'little mother' to her brothers and sisters growing up in south London at the start of the twentieth century. With poverty never far from the door, the battle to stay respectable is finally lost when the family breaks up in tragic circumstances, and Mabel is thrown upon the dubious mercy of her grandmother, the sinister Mimi Court, who has her own dark secrets. But faithful Harry Drover of the Salvation Army, in love with Mabel, gets an opportunity to prove his devotion when Mimi falls foul of the law and Mabel has to fight for her own survival...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099415749
(178mm x 110mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maggie Bennett
Country Doctor's Choice, Paperback (March 2015)
Set in the market town of Everham in Hampshire, from late autumn of 1962 to summer 1963, four interweaving stories overlap as time progresses. Tensions between the characters give rise to open conflicts which erupt in scandals that echo the Profumo affair which has shocked the nation.
Family's Duty, Paperback (November 2013)
1938. Britain and Germany are on the brink of war, and the tension and fear is felt throughout Europe. In the small Hampshire Village of North Camp, the lives of Tom Munday, his family and friends will be changed forever.
Child of Her Time, Paperback (September 2004)
Set in the aftermath of the Great War, this work presents a story of prejudice, passion and one woman's struggle to fight for what she really wants in life - against all odds.
Carriage for the Midwife, Paperback (September 2003)» View all books by Maggie Bennett
Born into the squalor of the notorious Ash-Pits, young Susan is determined to raise herself above the poverty of her childhood. Discovering she has a natural talent for nursing, she forges a new life for herself - and as an independent, unmarried midwife, she is a woman far ahead of her time. Can Susan escape the dark shadows of her childhood?
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Author Biography - Maggie Bennett
Maggie Bennett was born in Hampshire. When she left school at eighteen she started general nursing training and, after a year as a staff nurse, she went on to train as a midwife. Her career was interrupted by marriage at thirty-five, and she moved to Manchester where her two daughters were born; she later returned to work as a midwife until her retirement in 1991. Having been an avid reader and scribbler all her life, she took a correspondence course in creative writing after her husband's death in 1983, and started writing articles and short stories. A CHILD'S VOICE CALLING is her first novel.
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