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et in the aftermath of the Great War A Child of her Time is a story of prejudice, passion and one woman’s struggle to fight for what she really wants in life – against all odds.

At twenty-five and an assistant infant teacher, Phyllis Bird is still living with her parents in a quiet Hampshire village. Like so many of her generation she lost her beloved brothers in the Great War and she feels her life is empty and her future without hope. Desperate to break out of her mundane existence she decides to take up the position of nursery maid in the home of the acclaimed playwright Harold Berridge in Richmond.

Befriended by the actress Maud Ling she falls passionately in love with Maud’s younger brother Teddy. But Teddy is in love with an American actress and a tragedy in the Berridge household forces a heart-broken Phyllis to leave and take up employment at Oakleigh House, a private maternity home. Finding she has a natural aptitude for midwifery Phyllis begins to start enjoying life again. But her world is turned upside down once again when she is invited to a party at Maud Ling’s film studios and falls under the spell of the charming American actor, Denvers Towers, with disastrous consequences…



402 g


21 × 14 × 3 cm