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The Hiring Fair

The Hiring Fair

Elizabeth O'Hara

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It is 1890 and Parnell is the uncrowned King of Ireland. But 13 year old Sally Gallagher has no interest in politics. She is happy to read books and leave the running of the house to those who like housework. A moving story with a memorable heroine at it's heart

Gr 5-8-A story set in Ireland in 1890. When 13-year-old Sally's father dies in a fishing accident, she and her younger sister, Katie, who are used to a more privileged life, are forced to become hired girls.

Sally is employed by William Stewart, his pregnant wife, and their three children, while Katie goes to work for Stewart's neighbor, Robert Campbell, and his mother. When Mrs. Stewart must have a kidney operation in a town some way off from the farm, Sally, left in charge of the house, farm, and children, develops from being a ``scatterbrain'' to becoming a sensible and dependable young woman.

The mood of hopeful anticipation is maintained throughout the narrative.

Additional Information

Author Elizabeth O'Hara
Publisher Poolbeg
Publication date 1 Dec 1994
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781853712753

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