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Full hearts and empty bellies

Full hearts and empty bellies

Foley, Winifred, 1914-2009, author; Aldington, Annie, narrator

Winifred Foley grew up in the 1920s, in a world of unspoilt beauty and desperate hardship, in which women were widowed at 30 and children died of starvation. Living hand-to-mouth in a tumbledown cottage in the Forest of Dean, Foley - 'our Poll' - had a loving family and the woods and streams of a forest as a playground. But a brother and sister were dead in infancy, bread had to be begged from neighbours and she never had a new pair of shoes or a shop-bought doll. And most terrible of all, like her sister before her, at 14 little Poll had to leave her beloved forest for the city, bound for a life in service

CD, CD, Audiobook. English.
Unabridged edition.
Published Oxford: Soundings Audio Books, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Winifred Foley
ISBN: 1407979019, 9781407979014
Performers: Read by Annie Aldington.
Physical Description: 8 CDs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital, stereo
Subject: Dean, Forest of (England : Forest) Biography.; Dean, Forest of (England : Forest) Social life and customs.; Audiobooks.; History.; Foley, Winifred, 1914-2009 Childhood and youth.
Uniform Title: Child in the forest