Kate's Story (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 2): A heartrending tale of northern family life

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'Dad, it's the happiest day of my life,' Kate said. 'I wish time would stand still and it could be today forever.' It's June 1897, and Kate is celebrating her eleventh birthday on the day of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Kate's joy is short-lived, as tragedy strikes, threatening her family with the loss of all they hold dear. A journey of hope and heartache follows which takes Kate from the hardships of the workhouse to the dubious comforts of a position in service to the rich; from the joys of marriage to a good man, to the sorrows and losses suffered during the Great War. Guided by her indomitable spirit and sense of humour, she discovers that it is possible to find contentment despite all that life throws at her.

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'Author Billy Hopkins, who wrote the bestselling OUR KID and HIGH HOPES, finishes his autobiographical trilogy with this book based on the life of his mother, Kate, infusing the pages with his trademark warmth, laughter and triumph over adversity' Cheshire Life (Cheshire Life)

'Every bit as heartwarming as OUR KID and HIGH HOPES' Warrington Guardian (Warrington Guardian)

Having read all three of your wonderfully descriptive books (twice)
about Manchester life, I felt that I must write and say congratulations.
These have been added to my ever increasing library of treasured
Manchester local history books.

(Geoff Knight, Manchester.)

I have just finished reading KATE'S STORY and there is no doubt in my
mind it is the best book I have ever read.

(Simon Abram, Runcorn, Cheshire.)

I have just finished reading KATE'S STORY. Although I read your
previous books with absolute delight, I must convey to you how much your
book moved me. I was transported back to my childhood and to the
stories told by my mother, grandmother and aunt.

(Angela Chambers, Eastleigh, Hampshire)

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From the bestselling author of OUR KID and HIGH HOPES comes his most heartwarming work to date: the story of his mother Kate, and her determined, spirited battle to rise above the slums and the workhouse and build a better life for herself and her family

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