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Ruby McBride By Freda Lightfoot

Ruby McBride by Freda Lightfoot

Condition - Very Good
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Freda Lightfoot's colourful tale of Lancashire life in the early years of the last century

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

'An inspiring novel about accepting change and bravely facing the future.' -- Bangor Chronicle 'Compelling and heart-wrenching' -- Hull Daily Mail 'The kind of character-driven saga that delights the Catherine Cookson and Josephine Cox audience.' -- Peterborough Evening Telegraph 20021130 On THE FAVOURITE CHILD: 'Compelling and fascinating' -- Middlesborough Evening Gazette 20021130 On KITTY LITTLE: 'Freda Lightfoot's talent for creating believable characters makes this a page-turning read' -- Newcastle Evening Chronicle 20021130 'A heart-warming Lakeland saga' -- Southern Daily Echo 20021130 On POLLY'S WAR: 'the characters are believable and the story compelling, heart wrenching and poignant' -- Westmoreland Gazette 20021130

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.

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Ruby McBride by Freda Lightfoot
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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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

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