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Le Petit: A Life Remembered

Le Petit: A Life Remembered

Maureen Petson


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Born to poor parents in late nineteenth century Dublin, William Le Petit's life was never going to be easy. But when circumstances force him on to the streets to beg, he has no idea where his journey is going to lead him. To live a normal, happy life, he will have to leave everything behind, his mother, his home, even his name. But will it be enough? And can anybody really get over such a traumatic start in life, become a success and turn it around? In a family saga spanning a century, Le Petit: A Life Remembered, highlights the difficulties of late nineteenth century Irish life, and the inequalities that led to where we are now.

ISBN : 978-1-80074-970-2

Published: 28/09/2023

Pages : 140

Size : 205x140

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

Maureen Petson

Raised in a small seaside town in County Dublin, Ireland. The author has lived there most of her life and raised a family. Growing up, she was told stories about how they got their last name but there was little evidence to back it up. After losing her father in 2018, she set out to see if these stories were true. The journey she was on was emotional and fascinating. It finally ended a chapter in her life when she found out where she was from and who had gone before her. She was determined to tell their story.


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