The Resource Black Country orphan, Annie Murray

Black Country orphan, Annie Murray

Label
Black Country orphan
Title
Black Country orphan
Statement of responsibility
Annie Murray
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The early 1900s: Cradley Heath, a town in the Black Country near Birmingham and centre of the world's chain-making trade. Lucy Butler, a young girl crippled by a cruel accident, lives with her two brothers and widowed mother, a chain-maker barely making ends meet. When tragedy strikes, the Butler family is separated and Lucy is taken in by Bertha Hipkiss, another impoverished chain maker, struggling to look after her own family. Lucy, while feeling the loss of her own family, relies on the company of Bertha's two sons, charming Clem and straight-laced John. Though clever at school, Lucy knows she must leave and earn her keep, working many hours in the backyard forge. The five women toiling side by side, inevitably have their own friendships and squabbles. But they're united in their hatred of loathsome middleman Seth Dawson, who treats the women with contempt, and keeps their pay punishingly low. But by the 1910s, there is a movement stirring, as across the country workers begin unionising for their rights. For Lucy, Bertha and the women of Cradley Heath, the promise of a better life seems almost too much to hope for - and the fight may end up costing them everything..
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Annie
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Life change events
  • Poverty
  • Families
  • Female friendship
  • Orphans
  • Labor unions
  • Black Country (England)
  • Cradley Heath (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Black Country orphan, Annie Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251665140
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
383 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529011791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Black Country orphan, Annie Murray
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251665140
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
383 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529011791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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