An Improper Daughter

by Ruth Jones | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 1877340219 Global Overview for this book
Registered by daffodil-2 of Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on 2/9/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by daffodil-2 from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, February 9, 2017
This excellent quality paperback was bought from a charity shop in Browns Bay, North Shore, New Zealand. The cover illustration differs from the one shown on this page.

From the back cover:- "with indomitable spirit,and a keen ear and eye for events and attitudes, Ruth Jones opens up a world so very different from that which most of us have enjoyed. She was placed in a children's home at the age of 10 days and the book tells the story of her search across the world for her birth family".

REVIEW:-"A very well-written book on a subject that has always fascinated me although I'm lucky enough to be sure of my own parentage and had loving and kind supportive parents.
I was most amazed on Ruth's behalf that she was adopted at age 8 but didn't even have this explained to her so she almost always felt like an employee at the children's home, where she lived, and not a family member.
It was very interesting to read of her experiences at the home and during the war but I was a bit surprised that the actual search for her mother wasn't covered until 3/4 of the way through the book. An unusual and very enjoyable read."

The book is signed by the author and has a newspaper cutting inside referring to the search for her family.

Released 6 yrs ago (2/11/2017 UTC) at --- Wild released somewhere in Whitianga in Whitianga, Waikato-Coromandel New Zealand


This book will be left somewhere in whitianga. Maybe at the Salt restaurant or maybe on the Ferry.

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When re-releasing this book please be aware that airports are not a good place to leave books unless they have a specific book exchange shelf or area, due to security problems, so they may well just be disposed of. Also charity shops may well discard books that have been labelled in any way and they mostly chose only the books in the very best condition
to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.

Journal Entry 3 by LornaR at Whitianga, Waikato-Coromandel New Zealand on Friday, February 24, 2017
24 February 2017, I received the usual notification that a book had been left in my area in one of two places, either on the ferry or in a local restaurant. I asked on our town 's chit-chat facebook page if the ferry owner had found it and I rang the local restaurant where it might have been left. BINGO! A staff member picked it up and was reading but she had no idea about Book Crossing. so I told her a bit about it and she said she would drop the book in my letterbox after she had read it. True to her word, I now have the book and will be reading it soon. I'll re-post at a later date.

Journal Entry 4 by LornaR at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, June 5, 2017

Released 6 yrs ago (5/15/2017 UTC) at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia


I took this book on holiday with me to Melbourne and gave it to one of the other guests also staying at the Langham. Coincidentally, this person lives in NZ so who knows where it will end up next.

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