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Shiny Pennies And Grubby Pinafores By Winifred Foley

Shiny Pennies And Grubby Pinafores

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* A wonderful, heart-warming account of a bygone way of life in rural England in the 1950s
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Shiny Pennies And Grubby Pinafores Summary


Shiny Pennies And Grubby Pinafores: How we overcame hardship to raise a happy family in the 1950s by Winifred Foley

After her years in domestic service, Winifred Foley married and started a family. But, while scraping a living as a charwoman in a rundown north London tenement, she continued to long for her home in the Forest of Dean and the cherished relatives she had left behind. Determined to give their children the rural upbringing she had enjoyed, the young couple moved to an isolated, crumbling cottage not far from the Forest. But even in the 1950s they lacked heating or running water, and money was tight. Food was begged, borrowed or home-grown, and their clothes were hand-me-downs. It was a primitive life of hard work on the land, struggling to make ends meet, and finding strength in the embrace of a loving family.

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About Winifred Foley


Born in 1914, Winifred Foley grew up in the Forest of Dean. She died in March 2009.

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GOR010387956
Shiny Pennies And Grubby Pinafores: How we overcame hardship to raise a happy family in the 1950s by Winifred Foley
Winifred Foley
Used - Like New
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2010-03-18
304
0349122938
9780349122939
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