Free Shipping in Australia on over 5 million books in stock
Guard a Silver Sixpence By Felicity Davis

Guard a Silver Sixpence

Used Price
$13.99
inc. GST
Free Shipping in Australia
A moving family history, and the inspirational story of a woman who finally learned how to put the past behind her.

6 in stock


Guard a Silver Sixpence Summary


Guard a Silver Sixpence: My Yorkshire Family's Secret by Felicity Davis

Felicity's earliest memories are of pain and confusion, of being beaten daily by her nan and watching her mum being beaten too. She ran away from home at fifteen. At thirty-six she was a single mother of three sons who was broke and lost. Remarkably she turned her life around, becoming a teacher. But it wasn't quite enough . . .

Felicity needed to understand why her nan abused her - and in researching her family history uncovered a corrosive secret that had scarred succeeding generations. In 1903 her great-grandmother Emily Swann was hung for the murder of her violent husband. The Wombwell Murder was a notorious case, and it brought shame on Emily's orphaned children. Discovering the povery and hardships of Emily's life in Barnsley, and the traumas her nan suffered as a girl, Felicity came to see the destructive patterns that had been repeated in her family for nearly 100 years, and was finally free to walk away into her own future.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

About Felicity Davis


Felicity Davis was a finallist in the 2009 Barbara Taylor Bradford Woman of Substance Awards, recognising women who've become high achievers against the odds. She is the deputy head of George Pindar Community Sports College in Scarborough.

Additional information

GOR002824058
Guard a Silver Sixpence: My Yorkshire Family's Secret by Felicity Davis
Felicity Davis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2011-06-09
352
0330534416
9780330534413
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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.