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ONCE IN A HOUSE ON FIRE - CHILDREN'S EDITION

By: Ashworth, Andrea

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: Young Picador: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000017365

ISBN: 0330436597

Condition: Good


In her engrossing memoir, Once in a House on Fire, Andrea Ashworth recalls growing up poor in a violent English household during the 1970s and 1980s. Ashworth's father drowned when she was just 5. Her mother then married a ma n who beat her frequently and made life miserable for the whole family. Whe n Ashworth's mother finally got rid of him, she married a small-time crimin al who also soon became violent. Throughout her childhood, the author strug gled to protect her little sisters from their stepfathers and kept the fami ly going when their mother could not function because of her injuries,... View more info