Lemon Sherbet and Dolly Blue: The Story of an Accidental Family by Lynn Knight

Lemon Sherbet and Dolly Blue: The Story of an Accidental Family by Lynn Knight

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The story of what being a family really means... It is said that you can't choose your relatives but some of Lynn Knight's family did. Three generations were adopted, and adopted in three distinct ways. Lemon Sherbet and Dolly Blue tells their extraordinary story.

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150 Station Road, Wheeldon Mill - a short stride across the Chesterfield Canal in the heart of Derbyshire - was home to the Nash family and their corner shop, serving a small mining community with everything from Brasso to Dolly Blue, from cheap dress rings to Lemon Sherbets. However, this was no ordinary home and no ordinary family. Three generations were adopted - Lynn Knight's great grandfather, a fairground boy given away when his parents left for America in 1865, her great aunt, rescued from an Industrial School in 1909, and her mother, adopted in London as a baby and brought north in 1930. Their story spans centuries and the changing society of twentieth century Britain. But more than that it is a story of community and of love. Full of colour, light and life, Lemon Sherbet & Dolly Blue is a story of what it really means to be family.

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SKU GOR003933892
Title Lemon Sherbet and Dolly Blue: The Story of an Accidental Family
Author By (author) Lynn Knight
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Atlantic Books
Year Published 2012
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 1848874170
ISBN 13 9781848874176
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: 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.
Description

Details

150 Station Road, Wheeldon Mill - a short stride across the Chesterfield Canal in the heart of Derbyshire - was home to the Nash family and their corner shop, serving a small mining community with everything from Brasso to Dolly Blue, from cheap dress rings to Lemon Sherbets. However, this was no ordinary home and no ordinary family. Three generations were adopted - Lynn Knight's great grandfather, a fairground boy given away when his parents left for America in 1865, her great aunt, rescued from an Industrial School in 1909, and her mother, adopted in London as a baby and brought north in 1930. Their story spans centuries and the changing society of twentieth century Britain. But more than that it is a story of community and of love. Full of colour, light and life, Lemon Sherbet & Dolly Blue is a story of what it really means to be family.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003933892
Title Lemon Sherbet and Dolly Blue: The Story of an Accidental Family
Author By (author) Lynn Knight
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Atlantic Books
Year Published 2012
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 1848874170
ISBN 13 9781848874176
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: 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.