SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES by Joanna Larum
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Edith Coleman gave birth to her illegitimate son just before Queen Victoria died. Her parents think she should count herself lucky to be allowed to remain in the family home but Edith doesn’t think that being treated as a slave counts as good luck, especially as she is regularly beaten and starved while being forced to work in the family laundry. But times change and her parents come to realise that their slave labour won’t be free for ever.
I only went to school to learn to read. At age 6, I decided I COULD read and promptly left, by the school gate, the same gate which my mother marched me back through 10 minutes later. So I had to spend the next 12 years at school, learning lots of different things, none of which lived up to the excitement of reading. Wanting to be a writer was a natural progression, because there is nothing as exciting as inventing the story yourself. But it’s taken over 50 years before I dared to present my stories for other people to read. So, here they are! I’ll just creep behind the sofa.