The Marginalised

This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.

Buy this Book on

You must sign in to see if this title is available for request.
Pub Date 28 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 05 Nov 2021

Talking about this book? Use #TheMarginalised #NetGalley. More hashtag tips!


Description

The second novel in the April Gardiner series. The world is not done with April yet...

After a long struggle with infertility, April has become a mother but is struggling to adjust to the competing roles of motherhood, whilst trying to do her best for the families and children she works with. Meanwhile, after having her two little girls removed from her care, alcoholic mother Samantha Bushell’s life takes a downward spiral. Worse still, challenges faced by other families and children, including fourteen-year-old, Isobel Thorne who, after bravely disclosing sexual abuse to her teacher, finds life becomes significantly worse rather than better. Can there ever be a solution for all this pain?

Although the novel is fictional, the characters and their situations are representative of the many families who come into contact with social services. Teresa Devereux is an experienced social worker and the stories are based on her personal experiences. They depict the reality of social work and the dilemmas and complexities social workers face whilst trying to safeguard children. Whilst there is sadness there are happy endings for some and a spattering of humour throughout as social workers and other similar professionals strive to support and improve the lives of these children who live on the margins.

The second novel in the April Gardiner series. The world is not done with April yet...

After a long struggle with infertility, April has become a mother but is struggling to adjust to the competing...


A Note From the Publisher

Teresa Devereux was brought up in a mining village and was the fourth of six children. She returned to education after having children, acquired a degree in Social Policy at the University of Kent and qualified as a social worker two years later. She is a full member of the Health and Social Care Council and holds the advanced diploma in social work. Teresa worked on the front line in child protection for 11 years before becoming a manager. Her first title, Broken Lives, was published as an ebook by Matador in 2019 and as a paperback in 2020.

Teresa Devereux was brought up in a mining village and was the fourth of six children. She returned to education after having children, acquired a degree in Social Policy at the University of Kent...


Available Editions

EDITION Ebook
ISBN 9781800466173
PRICE £3.99 (GBP)

Available on NetGalley

NetGalley Shelf App (EPUB)
Send To Kindle (MOBI)
Download (EPUB)