Lu Wilmott grows up in the Portsmouth slums of the 1920s. Stricken by diphtheria, she is sent to the Hampshire countryside to recover. In this idyll she discovers a robust fighting spirit, new and challenging friends and the first stirrings of sexual attraction. But, faced with little choice, she follows her mother and aunts into the city's infamous staymaking trade, where young girls and old women endure conditions so appalling that Lu comes to realise that things must change. And she can be the instrument of change. Over time, Lu proves to be a survivor - and one to be reckoned with.
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Book Description Harpercollins Publishers, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. new ed edition. 400 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0006496318
Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780006496311 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0983303
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0006496318