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Full Hearts And Empty Bellies By Winifred Foley

Full Hearts And Empty Bellies
by Winifred Foley

* An enchanting and utterly absorbing memoir of growing up in the Forest of Dean in the 1920s and 1930s
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Full Hearts And Empty Bellies Summary


Full Hearts And Empty Bellies: A 1920s Childhood from the Forest of Dean to the Streets of London by Winifred Foley

Winifred Foley grew up in the 1920s, a bright, determined miner's daughter - in a world of unspoilt beauty and desperate hardship, in which women were widowed at thirty and children died of starvation. Living hand-to-mouth in a tumbledown cottage in the Forest of Dean, Foley - 'our Poll' - had a loving family and the woods and streams of a forest 'better than heaven' as a playground. But a brother and sister were dead in infancy, bread had to be begged from kindly neighbours and she never had a new pair of shoes or a shop-bought doll. And most terrible of all, like her sister before her, at fourteen little Poll had to leave her beloved forest for the city, bound for a life in service among London's grey terraces.

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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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Full Hearts And Empty Bellies: A 1920s Childhood from the Forest of Dean to the Streets of London by Winifred Foley
Winifred Foley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2009-04-02
256
0349122180
9780349122182
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