Judi Curtin Lily At Lissadell (Lissadell, Book 1)

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Code 9781788491976
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Description

When Lily is a young teenager, the time comes for her and her friends to leave school and find work; some are emigrating to America, some going to work in shops. Lily is going into service in the Big House - Lissadell.

Lily's employers, the Gore-Booth family, are kind, but life as a young housemaid can be hard: Lily works long days, she has to learn to get along with the staff, particularly her roommate, the sullen and uncommunicative Nellie, and she misses her home and family.

But when Maeve, daughter of Constance Markievicz and niece of the Gore-Booths, comes to visit and decides to paint a portrait of Lily an unusual friendship begins between the two girls from such different worlds.

A warm and engaging story about friendship, life in the early 20th century and how the political world affects everyone.

About the Author

Judi Curtin is the best-selling author of the Alice and Megan series, and the Eva series. Judi's new series, beginning with Time After Time, is about Beth and Molly, accidental time-travelling best friends. Judi Curtin won the Irish Book Award Senior 2017 for Stand By Me.

Rachel Corcoran is a freelance illustrator and designer from Dublin, Ireland. A member of Illustrators Ireland, Rachel's work appears in children's books and book cover illustrations. Rachel also runs her online shop where she sells her earth-kind illustrated greeting cards and prints. When Rachel is not illustrating, she loves to bake with her helper Billie the cat, garden with her outdoor cat Socks, and read books that are set in times long ago.

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"written with a light touch and shot through with fascinating details about the period ... this warm, touching book about friendship across the class divide truly shines"
- * Irish Independent *

"Judi Curtin can do no wrong ... a perfect tale"
- * Mummypages *

"a beautifully written book for children aged nine and over ... this fiction book would lend itself well to use in the classroom both for literacy and history lessons alike ... instantly appealing ... another delightful page-turner from this well-loved children's author"
- * InTouch Magazine *

Lily at Lissadell is Curtin's most consummate children's novel to date and surely worthy of a sequel or two"
- * Evening Echo *

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