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Miss Purdy's Class By Annie Murray

Miss Purdy's Class by Annie Murray

Condition - Very Good
$35.99
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Summary

An astounding novel from the author of the bestselling Birmingham sagas, Chocolate Girls and Water Gypsies

Miss Purdy's Class Summary

Miss Purdy's Class by Annie Murray

A tale of hardship and social injustice, Miss Purdy's Class by Annie Murray is a heartfelt saga with strong emotional relationships at its heart.

In the New Year of 1936, Gwen Purdy, aged twenty-one, leaves her home to become a schoolteacher in a poor area of Birmingham. Her parents are horrified, but she has the support of her fiance, a recently ordained clergyman. Her early weeks in Birmingham are an eye-opener: at the school she faces a class of fifty-two children, some of whose homes are among Birmingham's very poorest. One of the teachers, the elderly Miss Drysdale, proves an inspiration, and Gwen begins to understand the appalling hardships endured by the children as she is drawn into their lives.

Little Lucy Fernandez is a 'cripple' and an epileptic. Through her, Gwen meets Daniel Fernandez, the elder brother in a fatherless household. The family has roots in a Wales' small Spanish community, and Daniel is a young man as fierce and passionate in his emotions as in his social concerns. Gwen falls in love, and is quickly engaged in his battle to win rights for the working classes. As the Brigades are mobilized to fight the Spanish Civil War, Gwen has to face the fact that Daniel has secrets in his past which she would rather not face up to . . .

About Annie Murray

Annie Murray was born in 1961 in Berkshire, and graduated from St John's College, Oxford. Her first novel, Birmingham Rose was published in 1995. This has been followed by several other bestselling Birmingham sagas including, The Narrowboat Girl, Chocolate Girls and Water Gypsies.

Additional information

GOR003625148
9781447206484
1447206487
Miss Purdy's Class by Annie Murray
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2012-02-23
560
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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