Ghost

Ghost 100 Stories to Read With the Lights On

Short stories

Hardback (22 Oct 2015)

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Synopsis

"Gritty, heartrending and unputdownable - the story of two sisters sent first to an English, then an Australian orphanage in the aftermath of World War II.

Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully called Jimmy Randall and has a baby boy by him. Under pressure from her new husband, she is persuaded to send the girls to an orphanage - not knowing that the papers she has signed will entitle them to do what they like with the children.

And it is not long before the powers that be decide to send a consignment of orphans to their sister institution in Australia. Among them - without their family's consent or knowledge - are Rita and Rosie, the throwaway children.

What readers are saying about THE THROWAWAY CHILDREN:

""I haven't felt so immersed in a booked in a very look time and have recommended to just about everyone""

""Heart wrenching""

""A truly powerful book""" EI476

Book information

ISBN: 9781784080174
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Imprint: Head of Zeus
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 808.838733
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 791
Weight: 1390g
Height: 244mm
Width: 178mm
Spine width: 59mm