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  • Published: 4 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241354629
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

A Friend for Christmas




An inspiring true-story about one woman's uplifting journey from post-war poverty, to becoming a modern-day 'Mrs Christmas', all with a little help from her friends.

Sheffield, Christmas, 1953. Gloria Stewart and her family were having another cold and hungry winter, but Gloria's mother, Lil, had scrimped-and-saved to ensure the fire was lit, paper decorations were made, and her five children had a plate full of delicious food. Lil even made sure there was enough dinner for an unexpected friend or visitor; and each year there always seemed to be someone in need.

Despite being raised in a busy, rag-and-bone household, Gloria grew up with few friends. That is, until a knock on the door brought a scruffy pup into her life- and Gloria discovered the loyal and unwavering friendship of a four-legged friend.

Over the years, Gloria adopted many dogs - and even the odd cat - who helped her through good times and bad; illness, love and heart-breaking loss. They even helped her to carry on her mother's loving legacy of making sure that those who are alone at Christmas have food, warmth, and most of all, a friend!

  • Published: 4 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241354629
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

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