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Polly's Pride

(2015)
(The first book in the Polly's Journey series)
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'Polly is made of stern stuff. . . the tale of her courage and grit against the backdrop of a Northern city in the grip of depression makes for a powerful narrative.' Newcastle Evening Chronicle

'A heart-warming saga of a woman overcoming obstacles in the face of adversity with a triumphant finish.' Bradford Telegraph & Argus

Polly Pride feels luckier than most who live in the poor Ancoats area of Manchester. She has a loving husband, two healthy children, a place of their own and a regular wage coming in. But it is the late 1920s, unrest is in the air, employers are putting on the squeeze, and when Matthew loses his job Polly's life is thrown into turmoil.

With no money coming in Polly decides that only drastic action can keep the family from starvation and in a desperate gamble she sells all the family goods and chattels and buys a handcart, from which she sells second-hand rugs and carpets. But struggling to deal with poverty and her husband's hurt pride are only the start of her problems, for when tragedy strikes Polly has to do battle with the bigotry of a sour brother-in-law to keep herself and her family from falling apart.

Genre: Sagas

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Used availability for Freda Lightfoot's Polly's Pride

Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Polly's Pride (Pollys Journey 1)
Author(s): Freda Lightfoot
ISBN: 1-84845-420-1 / 978-1-84845-420-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: MIRA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Polly's Pride (Polly Pride Book 1)
Author(s): Freda Lightfoot
Publisher: Noiram Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU