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Boldness of Betty

ISBN: 9781788491235
€10.00
It's summer 1913 and Betty Rafferty has had to leave school aged 14. She is lucky to gets a job in a sweet shop, but is bored and looks with envy at her customers who attend the nearby posh girls school. But life in Dublin becomes anything but boring when industrial unrest brings the city to a halt.
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Dublin 1913



My name is Betty Rafferty. A few weeks ago I had to leave school and go out to work in a cake shop, serving fancy cakes to rude, rich people. No choice.



But since then so much has happened. It all started when old Miss Warby took our pay away. And we walked out!



The whole city - well, all us union members - are going out on strike. Even my dog Earnshaw has joined in!



Life on the picket line in the lashing rain isn't much fun. Lots of people, like Peter Lawlor, just don't understand how unfair everything is. But we workers have to stand together - no matter what!

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Dublin 1913



My name is Betty Rafferty. A few weeks ago I had to leave school and go out to work in a cake shop, serving fancy cakes to rude, rich people. No choice.



But since then so much has happened. It all started when old Miss Warby took our pay away. And we walked out!



The whole city - well, all us union members - are going out on strike. Even my dog Earnshaw has joined in!



Life on the picket line in the lashing rain isn't much fun. Lots of people, like Peter Lawlor, just don't understand how unfair everything is. But we workers have to stand together - no matter what!

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