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.
Little Grace is sent to an orphanage where once again she is the
butt of children's taunts and at fourteen she is sent out into the
world to fend for herself. Will Winnie's life improve at last or
will she always be loveless and alone?
William Heinemann Ltd
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