Lemon Sherbet and Dolly Blue : The Story of an Accidental Family, Hardback

Lemon Sherbet and Dolly Blue : The Story of an Accidental Family Hardback



150 Station Road, Wheeldon Mill - a short stride across the Chesterfield Canal in the heart of Derbyshire - was home to the Nash family and their corner shop, which served a small mining community with everything from Brasso and Dolly Blue, to cheap dress rings and bright sugary sweets. But just as this was no ordinary home, theirs was no ordinary family.

Lynn Knight tells the remarkable story of the three adoptions within it: of her great-grandfather, a fairground boy, given away when his parents left for America in 1865; of her great-aunt, rescued from an Industrial School in 1909, and of her mother, adopted as a baby in 1930, and brought to Chesterfield from London. Full of light, life and colour, spanning three generations and two world wars, this memoir weaves a rich portrait of a community and of family love and loyalty regardless of blood ties.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400 pages, Integrated black and white images throughout
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781848874169



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