Nobody's Girl

ISBN 13: 9780007278930

Nobody's Girl

9780007278930: Nobody's Girl

Abandoned and alone, you'll do anything to survive...

A gritty new saga from the bestselling author of Outcast Child.

Abandoned on the cold stone steps of an orphanage, only a few hours old and clutching the object which was to give her name, Pearl Button had a hard start to life.

Now 16 years old, she's finally managed to escape the cruel confines of the orphanage, and enter the real world. Finding work at a nearby café, Pearl is thrilled to start earning her own money, even if she must contend with sharp-tongued Dolly Dolby.

But soon she becomes tangled up in the murky South London underworld in which Dolly's son – the cruel but handsome Kevin – operates. By chance, she sees something she shouldn't, something dangerous, and her life is thrown into jeopardy. Can gentle giant Derek Lewis protect vulnerable Pearl from Kevin – and her own heart?

Meanwhile, a local boy is snatched, terrifying this close-knit community, and at the orphanage where Pearl lived out her wretched childhood, the past is coming back to haunt its owner- and the secret she has promised to guard for so many years...

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Praise for Kitty Neale:

"A gritty tale” BELLA

"Neale makes Cookson's earthiest stories look a little tame." PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH

"Don't always be put off by the term "page-turner" – this book is in no way a pile of slushy nonsense. At its core is family life – the ups and downs of marriage and the parent/child bond – ranging from the worst excesses of childhood sexual abuse to a love so dutiful that a mother will conspire to break a young girl's heart with the sole purpose of protecting her son. From Post war London to the Swinging 60s this book is a rare thing indeed. Please read and enjoy."
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