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Sixpence in her shoe

Author: Frances McNeil
Publisher: Long Preston : Magna Large Print Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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When Jessica Price was a little girl, her father, a shoemender, gave her a beautiful new pair of shoes with a sixpence hidden in the toe of one. From the fairies, he explained: 'For luck, and to say you have far to go in life.' But in this captivating novel set in working-class Leeds in the 1920s, it is Jess who, with her generous heart, makes her own luck. Growing up in the aftermath of the Great War, Jess is torn  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Large type books
Fiction
Family saga fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances McNeil
ISBN: 9780750526845 075052684X
OCLC Number: 72149415
Notes: Originally published: London: Orion, 2006.
Description: 462 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Frances McNeil.

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When Jessica Price was a little girl, her father, a shoemender, gave her a beautiful new pair of shoes with a sixpence hidden in the toe of one. From the fairies, he explained: 'For luck, and to say you have far to go in life.' But in this captivating novel set in working-class Leeds in the 1920s, it is Jess who, with her generous heart, makes her own luck. Growing up in the aftermath of the Great War, Jess is torn between her hen-pecked father and cantankerous, ambitious mother. For amusement she creates alternative fairy-tales - mixing glass slippers, seven league boots and red dancing shoes - while submitting to her mother's strict Catholic upbringing. Following a disastrous spell as housekeeper to the local priest, she then works happily in the office of her uncle's shoe factory and falls in love with her childhood soul-mate and adopted cousin, Wilf, who dreams of being a great artist and sculptor. But it is only when she has to rescue her godchild, Leila, from an orphanage that Jess's path is truly set, allowing her to step into an enchanted future.

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