The Girl from Cobb Street

The board follows Daisy Driscoll, the heroine of the novel, from an East End orphanage to marriage with a handsome officer in the Indian Army. She finds it difficult living under the British Raj, with the stirrings of Indian nationalism growing ever stronger. Worse than that, she discovers she has made a marriage based on deception that leads her into extreme danger. Please note that if I've inadvertently infringed copyright I will remove pic immediately.
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Child workers in the East End. A third of households were without a male breadwinner and women were forced to go out to work, leaving children as young as six to look after their younger siblings. Older children ran errands, swept the streets, cleaned windows or helped to make matchboxes and paintbrushes. It was poorly paid, exhausting work, especially for malnourished children.

Child workers in the East End. A third of households were without a male breadwinner and women were forced to go out to work, leaving children as young as six to look after their younger siblings. Older children ran errands, swept the streets, cleaned windows or helped to make matchboxes and paintbrushes. It was poorly paid, exhausting work, especially for malnourished children.

An East End street in the early 20th century, a familiar landscape for Daisy. Much of the East End was reduced to rubble during the Blitz.

An East End street in the early 20th century, a familiar landscape for Daisy. Much of the East End was reduced to rubble during the Blitz.

The interior of the orphanage would have been only marginally more cheerful. Below is a picture of the dining hall in the Alexandra Orphanage, Haverstock Hill, London.

The interior of the orphanage would have been only marginally more cheerful. Below is a picture of the dining hall in the Alexandra Orphanage, Haverstock Hill, London.

This picture was taken in the early 1900s and is a good example of how Daisy’s orphanage might have looked from the street.

This picture was taken in the early 1900s and is a good example of how Daisy’s orphanage might have looked from the street.

British colonial architecture - Daisy's bungalow would have been nowhere near as splendid!

British colonial architecture - Daisy's bungalow would have been nowhere near as splendid!

The Girl from Cobb Street (Daisy's War) by Merryn Allingham http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1848453760/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_dNktwb145KQPZ

The Girl from Cobb Street (Daisy's War) by Merryn Allingham http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1848453760/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_dNktwb145KQPZ

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, Gujarat, in North West India, on 2nd October 1869, and assassinated in Delhi, in January 1948. He brought a new form of protest to India's fight for independence - passive resistance.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, Gujarat, in North West India, on 2nd October 1869, and assassinated in Delhi, in January 1948. He brought a new form of protest to India's fight for independence - passive resistance.

A bride of the British Raj: Iris Butler on her wedding day in 1927, one of the girls of the ‘Fishing Fleet’.

A bride of the British Raj: Iris Butler on her wedding day in 1927, one of the girls of the ‘Fishing Fleet’.

Social life in British India: amateur dramatics.

Social life in British India: amateur dramatics.

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