Staircase Girls, The

  • Catherine Seymour

  • ISBN: 9781785413605

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For sixteen-year-old Joyce, who lived in one of the poorest streets in Cambridge, the college building she was about to enter represented privilege, wealth, a life she'd never live. As... more

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For sixteen-year-old Joyce, who lived in one of the poorest streets in Cambridge, the college building she was about to enter represented privilege, wealth, a life she'd never live. As a "bedder", Joyce would be working up and down one of the stone staircases, making the beds of the male students, sweeping floors and dusting desks. She never expected to also find herself mothering, chastising, and sometimes even covering up for "my boys". Bedders like Nance, Maud, Rose, and Audrey endured the Second World War and had to contend with poverty, ill health, and bereavement. They loved, lost, and loved again. But their friendships gave them strength, and their work gave them happiness - and a lasting connection with their charges, some of whom would go on to run the country.
The Staircase Girls by Catherine Seymour

Genre
Non Fiction - Biography

ISBN(s)
Large Print Paperback: 9781785413605
(01 May 2018)
Large Print Hardback: 9781785413544
(01 May 2017)
Audio MP3 CD: 9781407965932
(01 Jan 2017)
Audio CD: 9781407965925
(01 Jan 2017)

Narrator(s)
Audio MP3 CD: Karen Cass
Audio CD: Karen Cass

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