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Emily By Valerie Wood,

  • Title: Emily
  • Author: Valerie Wood
  • ISBN: 9780552147408
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • Emily was only five years old when she was sent away from her ma and pa and her brother Joe to go and live with old Granny Edwards A loving and hard working child, she goes into service when she is twelve at the house of Roger Francis, whose connections with Emily s own family prove to be closer than she could ever have guessed Roger s daughter Deborah takes a great fancEmily was only five years old when she was sent away from her ma and pa and her brother Joe to go and live with old Granny Edwards A loving and hard working child, she goes into service when she is twelve at the house of Roger Francis, whose connections with Emily s own family prove to be closer than she could ever have guessed Roger s daughter Deborah takes a great fancy to Emily, and when Emily has moved to another household in Hull she finds that her new employer s son Hugo is to marry Deborah But Hugo, too, has taken a fancy to Emily, and dishonours and then betrays her to such an extent that she is imprisoned, tried and deported to Australia But just when her fortunes seem to be at their lowest ebb, Emily is reunited with the one man who can save her from her miserable existence and bring her wealth and happiness.
    Emily Emily was only five years old when she was sent away from her ma and pa and her brother Joe to go and live with old Granny Edwards A loving and hard working child she goes into service when she is tw

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    1. i really loved this book ok, so the ending may have tied up too nicely for some cynical people but the whole book kept me intrigued from the very start, following the story of this poor girl who gets sent away from home at five,has to start work as a servant at fourteen and from then on has a horribly difficult life the reason this book worked for me was that the author didnt romanticise the past in the way that some do,she wasnt afraid to tell of the grit and the class differences of that era, [...]

    2. Very enjoyable book, sometimes a bit too much on the fairy tale style with no magic but too many happy coincidences Emily is a nice heroine, a servant girl who is sent away from home when she was barely 5 and that grows up in a fine young girl with a huge heart and a very sweet nature.I liked how all the horrible things happened to her rape, stillbirth, false accuses, unjust imprisonment and exile didn t really change her into a bitter person but she kept opening her heart to people around her.A [...]

    3. I enjoyed this book and would have given it 3 and a half stars if that was an option It tells the story of a young English servant girl and her struggles in life I like that the story portrayed a servant instead of the typical heiress The only reason that I didn t give the book four stars was simply that it had much too much of a fairy tale ending I like happy endings but this ending overshot happy for me.

    4. I read this after going home and thought something seemed familiar I should have read this one first It was fasinating the account on the ship going to Australia and how life was then I would recommend this book I read it in 2 days as it was so interesting.

    5. I loved this book it s the second time I ve read it and I love it just as much It s about a young girl who goes through her childhood and womanhood poor and transported for a crime she didn t commit only to find love and family on the way

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