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The Orphans of Halfpenny Street

(2015)
(The first book in the Halfpenny Orphans series)
A novel by

 
 
Call the Midwife meets Dr Barnardo's in this gritty drama that will appeal to fans of Katie Flynn.

St Saviour's will never turn a homeless child away.... When there is nowhere else to turn, St Saviour's will give them hope....

It's 1948, and London's East End is still a bombed-out landscape. Sister Beatrice, who runs the St Saviour's Children's Home, knows that life is still a precarious existence for many children, and it seems that there is no end to the constant stream of waifs and strays who appear at their door looking for a safe haven.

One such arrival is Mary Ellen, whose mother is gravely ill. The one silver lining is her best friend, the tearaway Billy Baggins, also a resident of the home, but Billy seems intent on falling foul of Sister Beatrice's strict regime.

New arrival on the staff Angela admires Sister Beatrice but can see that the children need love and kindness as well as a strong hand. When an unwelcome face from Billy's past arrives on the scene, things are brought to a head.

Can the two women work together to keep Billy on the straight and narrow - or is it too late?

Genre: Sagas

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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Orphans of Halfpenny Street (Halfpenny Orphans, Book 1)
Author(s): Cathy Sharp
ISBN: 0-00-811844-2 / 978-0-00-811844-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Orphans of Halfpenny Street: Children's Home, Book 1
Author(s): Cathy Sharp
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Orphans of Halfpenny Street: Children's Home, Book 1
Author(s): Cathy Sharp
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Orphans of Halfpenny Street (Halfpenny Orphans, Book 1)
Author(s): Cathy Sharp
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU