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by Murray, Annie.

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TitleA hopscotch summer
Author / Responsible partyMurray, Annie.
GenreDomestic fiction.
TopicsDomestic fiction. Mothers and daughters -- Fiction. Birmingham (England) -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Emma Brown is a happy-go-lucky child, content to work hard at school, and to play hopscotch with her friends on the pavement outside her house in the run-down Nechells area of Birmingham. As long as everything is alright at home with her Ma and Pa, her little sister Joyce and brother Sid, then life is good. But after Em's mother Cynthia has her baby she just doesn't seem to be able to cope. Her life-long friend and neighbour Dot helps as much as she can, but she has children of her own, and no man to hand; Cynthia's husband Bob, too, does his best, but begins to feel that he's losing the wife he has loved so much; and little Em just can't find enough hours in the day to do all the washing and cleaning. Soon, it seems, the only thing is for Cynthia to go and stay across the city with her tyrannical older sister. With Cynthia away, life only gets harder for Em.

Additional Information

System control numberS13884
Original Print PublisherLondon : Macmillan, 2009.
NarratorPenelope Freeman.
Narrator NamePenelope Freeman.
Participant or performer notePenelope Freeman.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator