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Minding Children

(2001)
A novel by

 
 
Irish teenager Josephine works as a childminder, but what the families who hire her don't realise is that her own childhood, with a drunken single mother and her various unsavoury boyfriends, has left a terrible legacy. The first victims are Dr and Mrs Casey, who hire thirteen year old Josephine to live in and help look after their baby girl, leading to divorce and a near-fatal illness. She then moves on to an American couple, who watch the sunny personality of their young son inexplicably darken before tragedy strikes. A convincing and disturbing portrait of a mind damaged by the experiences of childhood, which succeeds in making Josephine at once sympathetic and frightening.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Minding Children
Author(s): William Wall
ISBN: 0-340-75188-6 / 978-0-340-75188-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Paperback Editions

August 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Minding Children
Author(s): William Wall
ISBN: 0-340-75190-8 / 978-0-340-75190-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA