When Hetty Huggins made a promise to her dying mother that she would look after her younger sister and brothers, little did she know how difficult this would be. But despite the threat of being turned out onto the streets by the unscrupulous tallyman and the never-ending struggle just to exist, Hetty is determined her family will never starve or want for a roof over their heads.
Longing for something better out of life than the daily grind of making matchboxes for a pittance, she dreams of setting up her own business. With the help of friends she sells hot potatoes on the streets and things begin to look up for them all. But when the tallyman comes calling, they are faced once more with a future full of hardship and despair.
©2008 Dilly Court (P)2012 Magna Publishing, Random House Audiobooks
My Name is Stella and I am 77 yrs young ! I like mostly Fiction mainly written about earlier times that are descriptive and well thought out
I wanted to keep listening to the story to the very end. Felt sorry when I did reach the end of the book.
The main character Hetty. A lady with guts and determination to succeed in her life.
The last chapter when Hetty realized just what and who was really important in her life.
Yes, I found it very hard to turn off the book.
I like this Author and will read more of her stories
Love reading and writing poetry. I would love to write my own books rather than reading one for a change.
Another great book from Dilly Court. Well worth the money or credit. Read as always just as it should be by Annie Aldington.
If you are wondering if you should buy this book, my opinion is yes you should.
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