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Little Bones

It's 1899 London A young girl is abandoned by her feckless family and finds lodging and work assisting a doctor But Jane Stretch is no ordinary girl and Mr Swift is no ordinary doctorJane does her best to keep up with the doctor her twisted bones throbbing as they hurry past the markets stage doors and side shows to appointments in certain boarding houses across town The young actresses who live there have problems and Mr Swift does what is reuired calmly and discreetly Gratefu. Starts out with a classic literary trope the child abandoned or left on her own So the writer has to find a way to get rid of Mom and Dad and siblings if any Mom and Dad go off to work on a farm where there s only room for the two of them Sister Agnes takes off to who knows where Which leaves little Jane to fend for herselfI m not complaining about this but it s a common way to start a story about a child or young person Some of my fav books use the same deviceBut the writing is crisp clear engaging and the premise intriguing and different The characters are life like and written so well you just know the ending is going to be far from fairy tale perfect Not everyone comes back and not every sortofbad character has some goodness in his heart A very real story with a genuinely real finish

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Heir connection to Johnny Treble's sudden death And how will Jane argue her innocence It seems that no amount of wand waving will make their problems disappear Little Bones conjures a tawdry tantalising troubling world of unclear morality and conflicting sympathies richly evocative and full of curiositiesTwo people act against their consciences simply to get by and the choices we make are called into uestion Is it possible to commit abhorrent acts without being corrupted by the. I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway I wasn t uite sure what to expect I instantly fell in love with the character Jane She is a girl with rickets who is abandoned by her family ridiculed and shunned by just about everyone she encounters yet she remains strong and seems to find her way It seemed a blessing when Dr and Mrs Swift took her under their wing gave her employment and a home Then the story takes an interesting turn You ll have to read it yourself to find out what happens Once I started reading I couldn t put it down

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L to her benefactor and his wife Jane assists him and asks no uestions the desperate young women not minding that it is a cripple girl who wipes their browsWhen this unlikely pair become involved with a rakish music hall star Johnny Treble who calls on Swift's help for his rich mistress's predicament it seems that Jane's spell of good fortune is not going to last The police come knocking how will the doctor explain the absence of his medical certificates How will they explain t. Compelling Victorian historical fiction Jane Stretch was born with a disability her bones twisted and out of shape Sharing a nomadic upbringing with her wastrel father drunken mother and elder sister the family finally abandon her at the home of a doctorThe doctor and his wife keep Jane and in return for her bed and board she is to assist the doctor with his work fetch and carry and accompany him as he tends his patients poor desperate girls who have got themselves into a condition they need assistance in being released from Yes this is Victorian England and he is performing abortionsAll is well for Jane and her employers until one of the doctor s customers is found dead and the police are on their tailPoor Jane Stretch is a true character a real gem in this novel A great historical read if you like your Dickens give this one a try

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Little Bones
  • Janette Jenkins
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 9780701181949

About the Author: Janette Jenkins

Janette Jenkins studied acting before completing a degree in Literature and Philosophy and then doing an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia where she was in Malcolm Bradbury's final class She is the author of the novels Columbus Day Another Elvis Love Child Angel of Brooklyn Little Bones and FireflyHer short stories have appeared in newspapers and anthologies including



10 thoughts on “Little Bones

  1. says:

    In the year 1900 Jane Stretch found herself alone in London Over the years their parents had dragged Jane and her sister Agnes from pillar to post dodging trouble and creditors before abandoning them altogether Jane thought that she and Agnes would manage together but then Agnes abandoned her too Dear Jane Please forgive me I have to leave to make my own way in the world It won’t be easy but for now we are better off alone It will make

  2. says:

    Starts out with a classic literary trope the child abandoned or left on her own So the writer has to find a way to 'get rid' of Mom and Dad and siblings if any Mom and Dad go off to work on a farm where there's only room for the two of them Sister Agnes takes off to who knows where Which leaves little Jane to fend for herselfI'm not complai

  3. says:

    A very good story full of the kind of characters you expect in 1900Jane is wonderful and very sweet and the author doesn't shy away from how people who were crippled would have been spoken to or about at the time The story is well written engaging and full of little surprisesGrace

  4. says:

    First and foremost there are two things I need to say The first is that I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway The second is that I do not usually read historicals and when I do they're mostly classics; as such this book was a bit of

  5. says:

    Story DescriptionRandom House UK|July 15 2013|Trade Paperback|ISBN 978 0 099 51656 9It is 1899 London A young girl is abandoned by her feckless family and finds lodging and work assisting a doctor But Jane Stretc

  6. says:

    Compelling Victorian historical fiction Jane Stretch was born with a disability her bones twisted and out of sh

  7. says:

    Jane is a 15 year old cripple with a intelligent and uick mind that is at odds with her appearance Jane and Agnes her beautiful old

  8. says:

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway I wasn't uite sure what to expect I instantly fell in love with the character Jane She is a girl with rickets who is abandoned by her family ridiculed and shunned by just about everyone she encounters yet she remains strong and seems to find her way It seemed a blessing when Dr and Mrs Swift took her under their wing gave her employment and a home Then the story

  9. says:

    The story telling was uite good though there was no need for certain fill in chapters or they could've been used differently And the story was captivating at first but it lost it for the last few chapters which was a bit sad

  10. says:

    It is set in 1899 London A young girl is abandoned by her family and finds lodging and work assisting a doctor Dr

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