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DetailsRead the story of Jim Jarvis, the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found his famous childrens homes. Now published into the Essential Modern Classics list. When his mother dies Jim Jarvis is left all alone in London. He is sent to the workhouse, but quickly escapes chosing a hard life on the streets of the city over the confines of the workhouse walls.Struggling to survive, Jim finally finds some friends only to be snatched away and made to work for the remorselessly cruel Grimy Nick, constantly guarded by his vicious dog, Snipe. Will Jim ever manage to be free?ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Berlie Doherty is the youngest of three children. She has been a social worker, a journalist, a teacher, and, for the past fifteen years, a writer. Berlie has twice won the prestigious Carnegie Medal, for Grannie was a Buffer Girl in 1987 and for Dear Nobody in 1992. She lives in the Derbyshire Peak District.
SKU Code PRK B 3611 Weight in Kg 0.0700 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780007311255 Author Name Berlie Doherty Publisher Name HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS