Guard a Silver Sixpence: My Yorkshire Family's Secret

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Felicity's earliest memories are of pain and confusion, of being beaten daily by her nan and watching her mum being beaten too. She ran away from home at fifteen. At thirty-six she was a single mother of three sons who was broke and lost. Remarkably she turned her life around, becoming a teacher. But it wasn't quite enough . . . Felicity needed to understand why her nan abused her - and in researching her family history uncovered a corrosive secret that had scarred succeeding generations. In 1903 her great-grandmother Emily ...

Guard a Silver Sixpence: My Yorkshire Family's Secret 2011, Pan Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780330534413

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