Mary's Child

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Hodder & Stoughton, Oct 11, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Set in the bustling shipbuilding community of Sunderland at a time of turmoil
abroad and grinding poverty at home, this is the unforgettable story of
Chrissie.

Adopted at birth by caring parents, she has a rosy childhood
and is determined to work hard and succeed. Until tragedy strikes, throwing her
on the mercy of a family where the new woman of the house has every intention of
getting rid of her - by whatever means it takes.

Penniless and
desperate, Chrissie struggles to support herself as the Victorian years give way
to the outbreak of the Great War. And hanging over the throughout her many
ordeals is the mystery of her true parents and her connection with the likes of
Jack Ballantyne, heir to a local shipyard.

Whatever destiny throws her
way, Chrissie and Jack find their paths continue to cross . . .

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About the author (2012)

Irene Carr was born and brought up on the river in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, in the 1930s. As her father and brother worked in the local shipyards and her mother was a barmaid at the beginning of the century she was well acquainted with the setting and times of the world she recreated in her sagas. Irene Carr died in 2006.

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