Lu Wilmott grows up in the Portsmouth slums of the 1920s. Stricken by diphtheria, she is sent to the Hampshire countryside to recover. In this idyll she discovers a robust fighting spirit, new and challenging friends and the first stirrings of sexual attraction. But, faced with little choice, she follows her mother and aunts into the city's infamous staymaking trade, where young girls and old women endure conditions so appalling that Lu comes to realise that things must change. And she can be the instrument of change. Over time, Lu proves to be a survivor - and one to be reckoned with.
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Betty Burton is the author of 'Jude', 'Jaen', 'Hard Loves, Easy Riches', 'The Consequences of War', 'Goodbye Piccadilly', 'Long, Hot Summer', 'Falling in Love' and "The Girl Now Leaving', as well as a collection of short stories, 'Women Are Bloody Marvellous!'. She has written for both television and radio, and won the Chichester Festival Theatre Award. Born in Romsey, Hampshire, she now lives in Southsea with her husband, Russ.
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Book Description Soundings Audio Books, 2005. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1845592115