Far From Home: The sisters of Street Child by Berlie Doherty
The sisters of STREET CHILD tell their story…
A companion novel to bestselling story of Victorian orphan Jim Jarvis based on the founding of Dr Barnardo’s homes for children.
When Jim Jarvis is separated from his sisters, Lizzie and Emily, he thinks he will never see them again. Now for the first time, the bestselling author of STREET CHILD reveals what happened to his orphaned sisters.
In Victorian London, Lizzie and Emily are left in the care of a cook but their story takes them to the mills of northern England. There, under the keen eyes of the mill owners, the girls are made to work in harsh conditions and any chance of escape is sorely tempting…
An incredible new STREET CHILD story based on the true experiences of Victorian mill girls.
Sneak Peek: Far From Home
Far From Home: The sisters of Street Child (Street Child)
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books Galway, Ireland. Seller Rating:. Condition: New. A companion novel to bestselling story of orphan Jim Jarvis set in Victorian England. Series: Street Child. Num Pages: pages.
Since Street Child was published in it has sold thousands of copies in its two HarperCollins editions. I have received thousands of letters from children — mostly in class bundles from schools, who, by lucky chance, are studying the Victorians. By far the most commonly asked question has been: Will you write a sequel? For years my answer has always been the same, you write the sequel. The next most frequently asked question is: what happened to Emily and Lizzie? My response to that has always been that although Jim Jarvis was based on a real child, I've no idea whether he had sisters or not.
Share on:. Lizzie and Emily Jarvis can no longer be in the care of their mother as she has become severely ill. She leaves them in the care of her best friend, a cook, but when things go wrong, the girls are sent to the mills where they are worked each day till they are beyond exhausted and the only thing that keeps them going is counting down the days till they are able to leave. Having also been separated from their younger brother, Jim, the girls have to learn how to live their lives not knowing whether he is dead or alive, and not knowing if they will ever see him, or their Mother again. The girls are made to work in awful conditions from the very first day they arrive at Bleakdale Mill. From the cotton machines to the mill owners, there is danger lurking in every corner and it is only a matter of time before Lizzie is engulfed in the danger and has a life-threatening accident.
Can't see the preview? Click here! How to print the digital edition of Books for Keeps: click on this PDF file link - click on the printer icon in the top right of the screen to print. Thanks to Wide Eyed Editions for their help with this cover. At first things seem quite hopeful for the girls.