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Ruby McBride By Freda Lightfoot

Ruby McBride by Freda Lightfoot

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Summary

After the death of their mother, Ruby, Billy and Pearl are taken in at the local orphanage. Ruby, a rebel at heart, is often in trouble with the strict nuns, but always for protecting her brother and sister from the harsh regime. Forced to marry at 16, she vows to get back her younger siblings.

Ruby McBride Summary

Ruby McBride by Freda Lightfoot

Although there is never any money in the house, Molly McBride makes sure that her three children are rich in love and affection. And when she realises that she is terminally ill, she arranges for Ruby, Billy and Pearl to be taken in at Ignatius House, the local orphanage. Ruby is a rebel at heart and often in trouble with the strict nuns, though always because she is fiercely protecting her younger siblings from bullying and the harsh regime. When she is sixteen, she is forced to marry, but vows to get back Billy and Pearl once she has made a settled home. Convinced that her new husband, who works on a barge on the Manchester Ship Canal, is a conman, Ruby resists his advances and longs for her childhood sweetheart, Kit. In fact, Bart is a good man, trying to improve the conditions of working men and eventually - after many heartbreaks - Ruby comes to realise this. She is also forced to accept that sister Pearl is a bad lot, and that Billy has found a new life in Canada, so can't hope to recreate the family in quite the way she once promised her mother.

Ruby McBride Reviews

"On THE FAVOURITE CHILD: 'Compelling and fascinating' - Middlesborough Evening Gazette On KITTY LITTLE: 'Freda Lightfoot's talent for creating believable characters makes this a page-turning read' - Newcastle Evening Chronicle 'A heart-warming Lakeland saga' - Southern Daily Echo On POLLY'S WAR: 'the characters are believable and the story compelling, heart wrenching and poignant' - Westmoreland Gazette '[Freda Lightfoot] has an established readership who will be delighted by this latest offering... deftly chronicled, and likeable' - Telegraph & Argus 'a tale of a courageous young woman determined to make a better life for herself and her family' - Lancashire Life 'A heart wrenching family story that keeps you turning the pages as the drama unfolds' - Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph

About Freda Lightfoot

Freda Lightfoot was born and brought up in the mill towns of Lancashire. She has been a teacher, bookseller and smallholder but began her writing career by publishing over forty short stories and articles and five historical romances under a different name. Having lived for many years in the Lake District and also in Cornwall, she now tries to divide her time between the two.

Additional information

GOR011228381
9780340820025
0340820020
Ruby McBride by Freda Lightfoot
Used - Like New
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton
2002-08-01
320
N/A
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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