All her life, 11-year-old Rose Webster has encountered closed doors. Growing up with her siblings in the slums of London, trying to avoid their violent, drunken father, Rose is sure she and her loved ones deserve a better life. Can she open the door and seize the chance for something better?
All her short life, eleven-year-old Rose Webster has encountered closed doors. Growing up in the slums of London with her siblings, trying to avoid their violent, drunken father, Rose still has an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and is sure she andher loved ones deserve a better life. Can she open the door and seize the chance to make something of herself?
Told with humour, warmth and love, THE OPEN DOOR is the first in a trilogy following the lives of Rose and her family.
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About Beryl Matthews
Beryl Matthews grew up in a family of avid readers. Amongst other jobs she has worked at an aircraft factory and as a credit controller.
She published her first book at the age of 71 after joining a writers' group and has since written over twenty novels. Her hobbies include travelling, swimming and golf but writing is her number one priority.
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