- Audio Cassette
- Publisher: Isis Audio (July 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1856954358
- ISBN-13: 978-1856954358
- Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 16.4 x 3.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 422 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
Kate and Emma
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About the Author
Great grand daughter to Charles Dickens, Monica (1915-1992) was born into an upper middle class family. Disillusioned with the world she was brought up in - she was expelled from St Paul's Girls' School in London for throwing her school uniform over Hammersmith Bridge - Dickens then decided to go into service, despite coming from the privileged class; her experiences as a cook and general servant would form the nucleus of her first book, One Pair Of Hands in 1939.
Dickens married an American Navy officer, Roy O. Stratton, and spent much of her adult life in Massachusetts and Washington D.C., but the majority of writing continued to be set in Britain. Her book of 1953, No More Meadows, reflected her work with the NSPCC and she later helped to found the American Samaritans in Massachusetts. Between 1970 and 1971 she wrote a series of children's books known as The Worlds End Series which dealt with rescuing animals, and to some extent children. After the death of her husband in 1985, Dickens returned to England where she continued to write until her death aged 77.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Monica Dickens, grand daughter to Charles Dickens, has here followed in his footsteps by tackling a hot potato of an ever present social problem &, while treating the issue with great sensitivity, turned it into a cracking good read.
Can Emma save Kate from repeating history & have a happier life than her mother or is she doomed to fall into the same traps. Their first meeting is in juvenile court where the young Kate is one of the offenders described as being in need of care & protection & Emma's father is the magistrate.
Ms Dickens may not be a fashionable author today but you could do worse than 'rediscover 'her work as many other of her novels are still intensely readable. Have a go also at ' The Angel in the Corner ' & ' The Winds of Heaven '.
I have read the battered old paperback that belonged to my mother so many times over the years that it is falling apart. It might be time to get a digital copy!