The Girl from Hockley: Growing Up in Working-Class Birmingham

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The Girl from Hockley is a new, revised edition bringing together in one new volume this remarkable story. Born into the industrial slums of Birmingham in 1903, Kathleen Dayus became a legend in her own time. She vividly recalls her Edwardian childhood and her life as a young munitions worker during the war, marriage and life below the poverty line in the 1920s. Early widowhood and the Depression forced her to relinquish her children to Dr Barnado's homes until, eight long years later, she could afford a home for them ...

The Girl from Hockley: Growing Up in Working-Class Birmingham 2006, Virago Press (UK), London, England

ISBN-13: 9781844083022

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