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Miss Purdy's class / Annie Murray.

By: Murray, Annie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Macmillan, 2005Description: 553 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1405047895 (hbk.); 0330434012 (Pan pbk.).Subject(s): Women teachers -- England -- Birmingham -- Fiction | Women teachers -- England -- Fiction | Women teachers -- Fiction | Family sagas | Birmingham (England) -- Social conditions -- FictionGenre/Form: Romance fiction. | General fiction.DDC classification: 823.914 Subject: In the New Year of 1936, Gwen Purdy leaves her home to become a schoolteacher in a poor area of Birmingham. She soon begins to understand the appalling hardships endured by the children and falls for local Daniel. But she has to face the fact that Daniel has secrets in his life that she would rather not face up to.
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An astounding new novel from the author of the bestselling Birmingham sagas, CHOCOLATE GIRLS and WATER GYPSIES schoolteacher in a poor area of Birmingham. Her parents are horrified, but her fiance, recently ordained in the Church of England, supports the idea. Her early weeks in Birmingham come as an eye-opener: at the school she faces a class of fifty-two children, some of whose homes are among Birmingham's very poorest. One of the teachers, the elderly Miss Drysdale, becomes an inspiration, and Gwen begins to understand the appalling hardships endured by the children as she is drawn into their lives. meets Daniel Fernandez, the elder brother in a fatherless household. The family has roots in Wales' small Spanish community, and Daniel is a young man as passionate and fierce in his emotions as in his social conscience. Gwen falls in love, and is soon embroiled in his battle to win rights for the working classes. As the Brigades are mobilized to fight the Spanish Civil War, Gwen has to face the fact that Daniel has secrets in his past which she would rather not face up to...

In the New Year of 1936, Gwen Purdy leaves her home to become a schoolteacher in a poor area of Birmingham. She soon begins to understand the appalling hardships endured by the children and falls for local Daniel. But she has to face the fact that Daniel has secrets in his life that she would rather not face up to.

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