When fifteen-year-old Cissie Brodie loses her parents to cholera, she is forced out of the family cottage and left to raise her nine siblings alone. Although desperately poor, the strong-willed Cissie determines to build a new home for the Brodies. It is only a rough stone shelter, but to Cissie and her family it is enough to keep them from the workhouse.
They have friends, but charity cannot always spare them the harsh reality of their struggle and the bitterness of those who wish them harm. But can love, when it arrives, teach Cissie not to fear the world beyond the dwelling place?
Set in the 1830's, The Dwelling Place is the powerful tale of a tenacious family's battle to overcome the odds.
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"Humour, toughness, resolution and generosity are Cookson virtues...In the specialised world of women's popular fiction, Cookson has created her own territory" (Helen Dunmore The Times)Descrizione del libro:
The dramatic story of one spirited girl's fight for survival
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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Limited, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11055214066X