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Charity | [Lesley Pearse]

Charity

Charity Stratton's bleak childhood is changed forever when both her parents are killed in a fire. Separated by the authorities from her younger brothers and sister, Charity is sent out to work as a skivvy in a boys' boarding school. Her loneliness and misery are eased when she falls deeply in love with the dashing but fickle sixth-former Hugh Mainwaring, but when she discovers she is pregnant with Hugh's baby, she soon realises just how alone she really is.
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Publisher's Summary

Charity Stratton's bleak childhood is changed forever when both her parents are killed in a fire. Separated by the authorities from her younger brothers and sister, Charity is sent out to work as a skivvy in a boys' boarding school. Her loneliness and misery are eased when she falls deeply in love with the dashing but fickle sixth-former Hugh Mainwaring, but when she discovers she is pregnant with Hugh's baby, she soon realises just how alone she really is.

Determined to be reunited with her siblings and to make something of herself, Charity runs away to 1960s London and begins to forge a new life.

©1995 Lesley Pearse; (P)2007 Isis Publishing

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    Persis Florida, US. 05-14-13
    Persis Florida, US. 05-14-13 Member Since 2009
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    "It's an Ok book"

    I've read other Lesley Pearse titles and bought this same on the assumtion that they would be just as exciting. If it wasn't for the Narrator I would have left this book half way. The situations didn't add up. That is what I found most unbecoming. LP is a lovely author, but this is not one of her best books.

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  • Lori
    Dundee, Tayside, United Kingdom
    2/24/10
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    "A very good read"

    Although I really enjoyed reading this title because of it's wonderfull narration and moving storyline, I was a bit shocked by some very graphic descriptions in this book. I felt there didn't need to be so much lengthy graphic scenes and that this spoiled the read a bit for me. However the general story was overall moving and compelling.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    9/12/12
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    "Nice book"

    Great book to read when you need nothing taxing. It flows well with a good story. You get totally wrapped up in the story. Sad in places but a good ending with lots going on in-between. OK its a chicks book as well!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea
    5/18/14
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    "Could not stop listening this book had me gripped"
    Would you listen to Charity again? Why?

    Yes
    As its a long book just in case I missed anything and srcondly it is a good book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Charity?

    Too many to vchoose from


    Have you listened to any of Julia Franklin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    no


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book goes everywhere happy, sad , disappointment, surprise


    Any additional comments?

    Just listen to it you won't regret it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pauline
    Worcester, United Kingdom
    5/9/13
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    "So Easy to Listen To"

    Love listening to Lesley Pearse, she tells such a good story and you just want to keep listening all the time, feeling sad when you reach the end.

    This was really enjoyable, certainly kept me hooked in throughout.

    I only wish there were more titles by Lesley on Audible - I would listen to them all.

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