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Miss Purdy's Class By Annie Murray

Miss Purdy's Class
by Annie Murray

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An astounding new novel from the author of the bestselling Birmingham sagas, CHOCOLATE GIRLS and WATER GYPSIES
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Miss Purdy's Class Summary


Miss Purdy's Class by Annie Murray

In the New Year of 1936, Gwen Purdy, aged 21, 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 52 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...

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About Annie Murray


Annie Murray was born in Berkshire and read English at St John's College, Oxford. Her first 'Birmingham' novel,Birmingham Rose, hit The Times bestseller list when it was published in 1995. She has subsequently written many other successful novels, including A Hopscotch Summer, Soldier Girl and the bestselling novels Chocolate Girls andWar Babies. Now The War Is Over is Annie's twentieth book. Annie has four children and lives near Reading.

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GOR000063083
Miss Purdy's Class by Annie Murray
Annie Murray
Used - Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2005-03-04
560
0330434012
9780330434010
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.