A lesser evil / Lesley Pearse.
By: Pearse, Lesley.Material type: TextPublisher: London : Penguin, 2006, c2005Description: 497 pages ; 19 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0141016973 :.Subject(s): Dysfunctional families -- England -- London -- Fiction | Dysfunctional families -- FictionGenre/Form: General fiction. DDC classification: 823.914 Subject: When Fifi tries to help the Muckles' youngest child, she risks not only her marriage and her family but the lives of all the inhabitants of Dale Street...
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<p>When Fifi moves to London with her bricklayer boyfriend Dan, her mother is outraged. Despite initial feelings of horror at her new surroundings, Fifi finds the freedom from her middle-class family background exhilarating.</p> <p>Insatiably inquisitive, Fifi is fascinated by her new neighbours and wants to know what goes on behind all those shabby front doors. Why is Yvette, the French dressmaker, such a hermit? Why doesn't widower Frank join his daughter and grandchildren in Australia? And why doesn t the formidable and well-bred Miss Diamond move somewhere smarter?</p> <p>But most of all she is ghoulishly fascinated by the Muckles who live opposite in terrible squalor. She listens to their violent quarrels, watches their ill-treated and wretchedly unhappy children, and is appalled.</p> <p>When Fifi tries to help the Muckles youngest child, who has been physically abused by her father, Fifi unwittingly unleashes a chain of events which will not only bring heart ache to her and Dan, but terrible danger to all the inhabitants of Dale Street . . .</p>
Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 2005.
When Fifi tries to help the Muckles' youngest child, she risks not only her marriage and her family but the lives of all the inhabitants of Dale Street...
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