A workhouse Christmas
By: Kay Brellend
Christmas Eve, 1909. When eleven-year-old Lily Larkin is left to fend for herself in an East London workhouse after her dying mother is taken to an infirmary, her future looks bleak. Once she is separated from her twin brother, Davy, her childhood hopes seem to shatter. But Lily’s fierce spirit – along with her beloved new friends – help her to endure the miserable drudgery of life at South Grove Workhouse and its cruel supervisor, Miss Fox.