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The Home Child : from the Forward Prize-winning author of Black Country

Liz Berry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing (Vintage)
Published: April 4, 2024
ISBN: 9781529937817
128 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


In 1908, Eliza Showell, twelve years old and newly orphaned, boards a ship that will carry her from the slums of the Black Country to rural Nova Scotia. She will never return or see her family again.

With nothing to call her own, the wild beauty of her surroundings is the only solace Eliza has – until another Home Child, a boy, arrives at the farm and changes everything.

Inspired by the true story of Liz Berry’s great aunt, this spellbinding novel in verse is an exquisite portrait of a girl far from home.

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