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Workhouse Lass



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Workhouse Lass by Una Horne
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This is a warm-hearted 'rags-to-riches' saga set in the North East of England in the harsh Victorian 1860's-1870's.Lottie is just three years old when her Mammy dies and she is sent to the workhouse. Just thirteen when a 'Place' is found for her with a miner's family, looking after three young boys and their invalid mother. And still a mere lass when she runs away from the Green household to escape her abusive employer.A childhood spent in poverty, skivvying for other people, has left no opportunity for education. Yet Lottie is bright, and has ambitions to write. When Josiah Bateman, a kindly Methodist preacher, introduces adult literacy classes at the Chapel, Lottie seizes her chance - and a new door opens...

Author Biography

Una Horne is the author of many well-loved sagas, mostly set in the North East of England.
Release date NZ
December 31st, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Severn House Paperbacks Ltd
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