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Fiction featuring Care Experience

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The Friend in Need

Elizabeth Coxhead


Isobel Fairlie is a child welfare officer who provides amusing sketches of the ‘deprived and delinquent’ children she works with. Isobel 's early success as ‘a sort of paid interferer’ is effortless as she involves the lives and affections of the most difficult children, the most hopeless parents, even her own friends and perfect strangers, in each others’ problems even though there is a cost. (Available to read online, see link)

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