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Shiny pennies and grubby pinafores

Shiny pennies and grubby pinafores

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

After her years in domestic service, Winifred Foley married and started a family. But, while scraping a living as a charwoman in a rundown north London tenement, she continued to long for her home in the Forest of Dean. Determined to give their children the rural upbringing she had enjoyed, the young couple moved to an isolated, crumbling cottage not far from the Forest. But even in the 1950s they lacked heating or running water, and money was tight. Food was begged, borrowed or home-grown, and their clothes were hand-me-downs. It was a primitive life of hard work on the land, struggling to make ends meet, and finding strength in the embrace of a loving family

CD, CD, Audiobook. English.
Unabridged edition.
Published Oxford: Soundings Audio Books, 2019
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    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status Notes
    193081885 Biography 942.413 Audio Book Adult Non-Fiction Available 9 Discs.


Statement of responsibility: Winifred Foley
ISBN: 1407979035, 9781407979038
Note: Compact discs.
Performers: Read by Annie Aldington.
Physical Description: 9 sound discs CDs (10 hrs.) : digital, stereo
Publisher Number: SCD 5514
Subject: Audiobooks.; History.; Foley, Winifred, 1914-2009 Family.; Foley, Winifred, 1914-2009.; Women England Forest of Dean (District) Biography.; Forest of Dean (England : District) Social life and customs 20th century.