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A Strong and Willing Girl

(1980)
A collection of stories by

 
 
'I shall always remember the year 1887 for it was the year of the Old Queen's Jubilee - the year I went out into service. I was just past my tenth birthday by then...Of course, I cried when I left home...but I was the eldest and there wasn't any room for me any more.' Nan, the 'strong and willing girl' in these stories, went as a small girl to work in domestic service. Though being a maidservant was a hard life, Nan was clever at it - she knew all sorts of things we've forgotten nowadays: how to make sand-soap for scouring wooden floors, how to chalk a front doorstep so it dried up all white... And she enjoyed life enormously, finding fun wherever she could and always standing up for herself: to big, rough boys, to spiteful young ladies - and to her employers! Full of down to earth humour and vitality, this is a high-spirited, funny and touching book, to be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

    

Used availability for Dorothy Edwards's A Strong and Willing Girl

Hardback Editions

August 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Strong and Willing Girl
Author(s): Dorothy Edwards
ISBN: 0-416-88630-2 / 978-0-416-88630-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Children's Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Strong and Willing Girl
Author(s): Dorothy Edwards
ISBN: 1-903252-20-2 / 978-1-903252-20-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jane Nissen Books
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January 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Strong and Willing Girl
Author(s): Dorothy Edwards
ISBN: 0-7497-1230-9 / 978-0-7497-1230-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mammoth
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September 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Strong and Willing Girl
Author(s): Dorothy Edwards
ISBN: 0-416-24590-0 / 978-0-416-24590-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mammoth
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