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.

Amateur photographer Horace Warner documented the lives of Spitalfields’ poorest residents in the early More than a century later, his collection is printed for the first time. By The Gentle Author

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 century, a familiar landscape for Daisy. Much of the East End was reduced to rubble during the Blitz.

The Viceroy of India, 1929 – the ship that takes Daisy Driscoll to India

Today in VICEROY OF INDIA made P&O's first call at Tristan da Cunha, while on a cruise in the South Atlantic to bring back a report on the.

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.

Defunding Planned Parenthood and making abortion illegal are about as fiscally irresponsible as you can get.

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

Bungalow occupied by a British family in Ranchi; photograph courtesy of Major General R.

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

Merryn Allingham - The Girl From Cobb Street

Social life in British India: amateur dramatics.

Social life in British India: amateur dramatics.

Social life in the Raj: a tennis party

photos of India from the British Raj era - Yahoo News India

The Officers Mess, Garhwal Rifles, Landsdowne, 1894 - a men only domain, even in the 1930s.

The Officers Mess, Garhwal Rifles, Landsdowne, 1894 - a men only domain, even in the

A typical Clubhouse, such as Daisy visited with such trepidation. It was a place for the military and civil elite to mix socially.

A typical Clubhouse, such as Daisy visited with such trepidation. It was a place for the military and civil elite to mix socially.

Pig sticking - one of the many 'sports' enjoyed by the Indian Army cavalry.

Pig sticking - one of the many 'sports' enjoyed by the Indian Army cavalry.

King George V and Queen Mary visiting as Emperor and Empress of India in 1911, a study of precedence in action

King George V and Queen Mary visiting as Emperor and Empress of India in a study of precedence in action

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