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The Empty Cradle: An unforgettable saga of compassion in the face of adversity

The Empty Cradle: An unforgettable saga of compassion in the face of adversity

The heartbreaking new tale from the hugely popular author

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ISBN 9780755385768
Barcode 9780755385768
Published 11 June 2013 by Headline Publishing Group
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Goodwin, Rosie
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780755385768
ISBN-10 0755385764
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Headline Book Publishing
Publication Date 11 June 2013
International Publication Date 6 June 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Goodwin, Rosie
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 280g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 329127

Description of this Book

To the outside world, Charlotte is the privileged daughter of the local vicar. Behind closed doors, however, she is the prisoner of her controlling father. As she grows up, Charlotte longs for freedom, but her captivating innocence leads her into trouble. Sent to Ireland to hide a shameful pregnancy, she discovers that once again her father has deceived her. She is forced into a convent's harsh and humiliating regime, where she must eventually give up the one thing that makes her life worthwhile. When Charlotte returns to England, older than her years, she chooses to forget the past. Becoming a London midwife, she longs only to help other women at this hardest and most joyful moment in their lives. But her deep compassion, and desire to prevent anyone else suffering the same horror she did, leads her into a darker and more dangerous place.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'A touching and powerful new novel from a wonderful writer' -- Bookseller 'The tearjerker of the season...a heartrending tale' -- Western Mail
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Rosie Goodwin has worked in social services for many years. She has children, and lives near Nuneaton with her husband, Trevor, and their four dogs.

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