When her parents both die of cholera in 1832, fifteen-year-old Cissie Brodie and her nine brothers and sisters are homeless. So to escape being taken to the workhouse, Cissie builds them a dwelling place on the open Northumbrian fells, and this is the story of her heroic fight to rear them under appalling conditions of cold, near starvation and persecution.
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Cholera had taken her parents and left Cissie Brodie with the upbringing of a family of nine. She was barely fifteen herself when they were evicted from their cottage and forced out on to the fells. But even though they'd hardly a shilling between them, Cissie set to building a home for the Brodies with a will that would have shamed an adult. It was only a rough stone shelter, thatched as best they could, but to Cissie and her family it was enough to keep them fron the workhouse.
They had friends, such as Matthew Turnbull the wheelwright and Watson the miller. But charity could not always spare them the harsh reality of their struggle, and the bitterness of those who bore them ill. Only love--when it came for Cissie Brodie--could ever teach her not to fear the world beyond the dwelling place...
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Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110672515253
Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0672515253