Families Are Forever

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AuthorHouse, Sep 12, 2012 - Fiction - 204 pages
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This is a story of survival from riches to rags, of how cultural and class differences are put aside in the face of adversity. It started with a man and woman meeting. She is Jewish; he a silk weaver. When they marry, her family cast her out and turns their back on her. When James, her husband, gets killed, she cannot cope alone with two children to look after. She leaves them at the workhouse, believing they would be cared for, then drowns herself. Follow the twists and turns life throws at the children, from the workhouse to silk mills and service in a big house, gypsy camps, and fairgrounds, and finally, WW1.

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Lena Brand was born in Hertforshire in1948. She attended Mayfield Secondary Modern School for Girls. After leaving school, she started work at a local factory, wiring coils for radio and TVs. She left home at the age of sixteen and married her first husband in 1968. After her divorce in 1975, she met and married her second husband, Anthony Brand, until his death from a stroke in 2005. She now lives on the Costa Blanca in Spain.

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