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The Thirteenth Child Elizabeth Jeffrey

The Thirteenth Child By Elizabeth Jeffrey

The Thirteenth Child by Elizabeth Jeffrey

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A poignant tale of family and friendship from an ever-popular library author - East Anglia, 1980s. Unwanted thirteenth child Jemima is brought up in poverty, whilst her twin Sophie is taken to live with a kind aunt. Sophie grows up spoiled, disliking her clever sister. Jemima dreams of teacher training, but takes a job at a shop, where she befriend

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The Thirteenth Child by Elizabeth Jeffrey

Jemima, the unexpected and unwanted thirteenth child, is brought up in poverty by a drunken slattern of a mother, whilst her twin Sophie is taken to live nearby by a kind aunt. Jemima knows that spoilt Sophie doesn't like her. Because Jemima is the clever one. She loves school and wants to become a teacher. Jemima pursues her dream to begin her training. Meantime, she works at Baxters, the local outfitters, where she meets Richard, reluctant heir to the business. They become friends, both trapped in a life not of their choosing. Then Sophie comes to seek Jemima's help. Jemima faces a difficult dilemma. Must she now sacrifice everything for the sake of her twin?

About Elizabeth Jeffrey

Elizabeth Jeffrey lives near Colchester in Essex, where many of her novels have been set. She is the author of some fifteen novels, including Strangers' Hall, Cassie Jordan, The Buttercup Fields, The Weaver's Daughter, Cast a Long Shadow, Travellers' Inn and, with Severn House, Rookhurst Hall.

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The Thirteenth Child by Elizabeth Jeffrey
Used - Very Good
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