By Anne Bennett

A relocating and gritty saga of loss, separation and eventually wish, set in wartime Birmingham

Agnes Sullivan is fifteen whilst her younger brother Tom reveals her under the influence of alcohol and crying within the lane close to their farm. Her dancing instructor has raped her and deserted her. Aggie is pressured to depart domestic while she discovers she's pregnant and Tom, slightly himself, makes a decision the instructor needs to pay for his actions.

Aggie flees to Birmingham, however the shelter she's been promised seems to be too risky to stick in. She's left with few recommendations until eventually an individual she might by no means have spoken to in her former existence offers her the assistance she so desperately wishes. yet will international struggle One destroy her precarious hopes of a future?

Anne Bennett's sagas of Birmingham throughout the wars have received her many enthusiasts, as they're packed packed with emotion, choice and authenticity. nearby sagas don't come any higher than this.

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These recent immigrants, on average, had TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT FOR ADULTS: IMPROVING FOUNDATION SKILLS – ISBN-978-92-64-03990-2 © OECD 2008 38 – 2. WHO ARE THE LEARNERS? DATA FROM INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL SURVEYS lower scores than established immigrants. ALL survey results for Norway found that within the immigrant population, 69% are at risk (Level 1 on at least one of the literacy tests), as compared to 12% of the total adult population (OECD and Statistics Canada, 2005; Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training and Vox/Norwegian Institute for Adult Education, 2008).

The 2002 Survey on Daily Life in France, conducted by the Institut national de la statistique et des études economiques (INSEE, or National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies) and the Agence nationale de lutte contre l’illetrisme (ANLCI, or the National Agency for the Fight Against Illiteracy). The survey draws upon a representative sample of 10 000 adults between the ages of 18 and 65. It includes tests on reading, writing and numeracy, as well as home-based interviews (see Illetrisme: les chiffres, ANLCI and INSEE, 2006).

And S. Parsons (2005), New Light on Literacy and Numeracy: Results of the Literacy and Numeracy Assessment in the Age 34 FollowUp of the 1970 Cohort Study, NRDC, London. , A. Parrella and L. Soricone (2000), “Helping Adults Persist: Four Supports”, Focus on Basics: Connecting Research & Practice, National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Boston, Vol. 4, Issue A. F. Tremblay and S. Marchand (2004), International Adult Literacy Survey, Literacy Scores, Human Capital Growth across Fourteen OECD Countries, Statistics Canada, Ottawa.

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