Adopted at birth, Chrissie has a rosy childhood, until tragedy strikes and she is thrown on the mercy of a woman who wants rid of her - by whatever means it takes. Penniless and desperate, Chrissie struggles to survive, but hanging over her all the time is the mystery of her true parents.
Set in the bustling shipbuilding community of Sunderland at a time of turmoil abroad and grinding poverty at home, this is the unforgettable story of Chrissie. Adopted at birth by caring parents, she has a rosy childhood and is determined to work hard and succeed. Until tragedy strikes, throwing her on the mercy of a family where the new woman of the house has every intention of getting rid of her - by whatever means it takes. Penniless and desperate, Chrissie struggles to support herself as the Victorian years give way to the outbreak of the Great War. And hanging over the throughout her many ordeals is the mystery of her true parents and her connection with the likes of Jack Ballantyne, heir to a local shipyard. Whatever destiny throws her way, Chrissie and Jack find their paths continue to cross. 'Colourful . . . authentic . . . in the bestselling tradition of Catherine Cookson.' Middlesbrough Evening Gazette
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About Irene Carr
Irene Carr was born and brought up on the river in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, in the 1930s. As her father and brother worked in the local shipyards and her mother was a barmaid at the beginning of the century she was well acquainted with the setting and times of the world she recreated in her sagas. Irene Carr died in 2006.
Mary's Child by Irene Carr
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