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The Resource My secret sister, Helen Edwards & Jenny Lee Smith ; with Jacquie Buttriss

My secret sister, Helen Edwards & Jenny Lee Smith ; with Jacquie Buttriss

Label
My secret sister
Title
My secret sister
Statement of responsibility
Helen Edwards & Jenny Lee Smith ; with Jacquie Buttriss
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Helen grew up in a pit village in Tyneside in the post-war years, with her gran, aunties and uncles living nearby. She felt safe with them, but they could not protect her from her neglectful mother and violent father. Behind closed doors, she suffered years of abuse. Sometimes she talked to an imaginary sister, the only one who understood her pain. Jenny was adopted at six weeks and grew up in Newcastle. An only child, she knew she was loved, and with the support of her parents she went on to become a golfing champion, but still she felt that something was missing...Neither woman knew of the other's existence until, in her fifties, Jenny went looking for her birth family and found her sister Helen. Together they searched for the truth about Jenny's birth - and uncovered a legacy of secrets that overturned everything Helen thought she knew about her family. Happily, they also discovered that they were not just sisters, they were twins. Inspirational and moving, this is the story of two women brave enough to confront their past, and strong enough to let love not bitterness define them."--Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edwards, Helen
Dewey number
941.0850922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • CT275.E3563
  • CT788.E39
LC item number
  • A3 2013
  • A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Jenny Lee
  • Buttriss, Jacquie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Jenny Lee
  • Edwards, Helen
  • Twins
  • Sisters
  • Abused children
Label
My secret sister, Helen Edwards & Jenny Lee Smith ; with Jacquie Buttriss
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
436 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781447228875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)819520420
  • (OCoLC)ocn819520420
Label
My secret sister, Helen Edwards & Jenny Lee Smith ; with Jacquie Buttriss
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
436 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781447228875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)819520420
  • (OCoLC)ocn819520420
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