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The Throwaway Children
10 Apr 2015 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781784970000

The story of two sisters sent first to an English, then an Australian orphanage in the aftermath of World War 2.

Fiction / FT (Saga)
Extent: 416 pages
Exclusive sale: GB CA AU NZ IN ZA SG US
The Throwaway ChildrenDiney Costeloe

Gritty, heartrending and unputdownable – the story of two sisters sent first to an English, then an Australian orphanage in the aftermath of World War II.

Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully called Jimmy Randall and has a baby boy by him. Under pressure from her new husband, she is persuaded to send the girls to an orphanage – not knowing that the papers she has signed will entitle them to do what they like with the children.

And it is not long before the powers that be decide to send a consignment of orphans to their sister institution in Australia. Among them – without their family's consent or knowledge – are Rita and Rosie, the throwaway children.

What readers are saying about THE THROWAWAY CHILDREN:

'I haven't felt so immersed in a book in a very long time and have recommended to just about everyone'

'Heart wrenching'

'A truly powerful book'

Diney Costeloe is the author of twenty-three novels, several short stories, and many articles and poems. She has three children and seven grandchildren, so when she isn't writing, she's busy with family. She and her husband divide their time between Somerset and West Cork. dineycosteloe.co.uk @Dineycost

'The story is a compelling one and as a consequence, the book is very hard to put down ... many a reader will inevitably find themselves heckling the characters from the sidelines, encouraging the good guys and booing the baddies', Bookbag

'Enlightening, compelling and emotional', Living North

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