Winnie Of The Waterfront

Winnie Of The Waterfront

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, family, fiction

Crippled by polio, young Winnie Molloy has little to look forward to in life. Her father, Trevor, adores her but she is neglected by her feckless mother, Grace.

When war comes Trevor Molloy is called up. He fears for Winnie and persuades Sandy Coulson to wheel her to school each day in a converted pram. Two years older than her, Sandy sticks up for Winnie and promises to be her lifelong friend.

But Grace is drinking very heavily and loses one job after another. To pay the rent on the one squalid room they are now living in she takes Winnie in the pram out begging until she is given a warning by the police. When Trevor is reported 'Missing Presumed Dead' Grace goes on a drinking spree, meets with an accident and dies.

And Winnie is left loveless and alone...

Title:Winnie Of The Waterfront
Edition Language:English
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    Winnie Of The Waterfront Reviews

  • Helen

    Great storyline, as always, from Rosie...

  • Elaine Watson

    The trials and tribulations of a girl crippled by infantile polio at the age of 4. With a dad who idolised her and would do anything for her and a mother who never had the time of day for her. Everyth...

  • Jacquie Lowe

    Absolutely superbSuch an un-put downable book!The story of poor Winnie and how she copes with such a difficult life is amazing.Well done Rosie, am on to another book of yours now....

  • Sue

    Overall enjoyed this, however things happened beyond coincidental....

  • Rowlie

    I really enjoyed the story of Winnie and how she endured her life with her disability and found love....

  • Bronwyn Rykiert

    Winnie Malloy was crippled by Polio when she was 4, she is the apple of her father Trevor’s eye and when is called to enlist in Kitchener’s Army in WWI he asks Winnie friend Sandy Coulsen if we wo...

  • Claire

    I thought it was a good book but the beginning did make me a bit sad because how horrible Winnie's mum was to her. Winnie was crippled by polio at the age of 4 and Winnie's dad had to look after her b...

  • JackieB

    This was a present and not the sort of book I would buy for myself but I decided to give it a try. To be honest it really was not my cup of tea. The first part started grimly and got worse and worse. ...

  • Pauline

    Nice easy read....

  • Chrissie

    Rosie Harris is a great author, yet another excellent book....