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The classic saga from the much-loved Val Wood, released now in a new package - if you like Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, you'll love this heartwarming story of triumph over adversity.

Can two friends find hope in hard times?

Ruby and Grace have grown up in the poorest slums of Hull. Friends since early childhood, they have supported each other in bad times and good. But their families are bound together by more than friendship, and secrets from the past threaten to make their lives even more difficult.

The local cotton mill has provided work for Ruby and Grace since they were nine years old, and now years later both girls find themselves the object of attention from the mill owner's sons. As times grow harder, and money ever scarcer, Grace becomes involved in campaigns against poverty and injustice, while Ruby is tempted into prostitution.

The two girls are searching for something that could take them far away . . . But what price will they pay to find it?

If you like books by Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, you'll love Val's heartwarming stories of triumph over adversity.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552171526

    January 15, 2015

    Corgi

    544 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • The Doorstep Girls
    Val Wood

    Hardback

    9780593050736

    November 15, 2002

    Bantam Press

    544 pages

    RRP $59.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781446436417

    June 30, 2011

    Transworld Digital

    544 pages

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    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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