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BOOK OF THE MONTH
MY LIFE IN FULL
Indra K. Nooyi
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Owen Oliver
Lena Kennedy

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : May 23, 2013
Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
Page Extent : 336
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781444767438
Price : 699

About the book
In the heart of teeming nineteenth-century London, Owen Oliver walks out of his gloomy, unwelcoming lodgings - and he doesn't stop his travels until he reaches Kent.

There, Owen's life is dramatically altered. An orphan, he is adopted by a loving old lady and her roguish amicable son, Tom. With Tom's help, he secures employment in the shipping agency of an old sea captain and his fortunes soon increase as he proves to be invaluable in his clerical job.

But Owen is not content. All around him he sees a widening gap between the comfortable middle classes and the helpless destitution of the poor. He is horrified by the plight of the thin and hungry and the evils of child labour.

So when he takes the matter into his own hands and rescues a beautiful ragged child with haunting blue eyes and long golden hair, his fate is sealed . .
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Lena Kennedy
Lena Kennedy lived all her life in the East End of London and wrote with great energy about the people and times she knew there. She was 67 before her first novel, MAGGIE, was accepted for publication...(+)
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