Born into poverty and a dysfunctional family, can her dreams survive?
As a child, Hilda Spear longed to be a dancer and a writer, but her mentally unstable mother kept her confined to an upstairs room. When she was allowed to attend school, she won a prestigious scholarship and dreamed of a better life, until a damning secret forced her family to flee to the other side of the world.
A Disappointing Child is an extraordinary memoir by Diana Hardie (born Hilda Spear) which captures life in the East End of London in the 1920s, the experiences of immigrants arriving in Australia during the Great Depression, and the reality of working in Fleet Street through the Blitz of London. Filled with unforgettable characters, it is a testament to hope, love and family.
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