Florence and the Onion Lady! by Ellie Martin

Florence and the Onion Lady coverFlorence and the Onion Lady!
by Ellie Martin

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Written and narrated by Ellie Martin
Copyright ©2017 by Ellie Martin



Mrs White works in the school kitchens and patrols the playground at lunchtime, she is a kindly lady and likes to join in singing old fashioned rhymes whenever she can!


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about the author

I was born in the East End of London in an area that was still covered by wartime debris, where we lived in an old house supported by three wooden buttresses. It was small and very cold in winter, heated by a coal fire and a paraffin stove where Mum worked endlessly shopping, cooking and cleaning everything manually.

What a change to the life we live now surrounded with technology at our fingertips, yet, personally I feel I have been privileged to have experienced that time, to have had a foot in each camp, be it modern or out dated, because even though push button A/B telephones and black and white TV doesn’t sound terribly interesting to the young, the community and determination of the people of those days continually pull so many of my emotional cords.


listener reviews

Wishful Thinking by Maria Adams on 6 April 2017

So often when I was young I felt alone and shy?
The world would be racing and I would feel sad and left out.
No one come to help or try to understand?
A touching story that many may be able to relate to. Today a little magic happened as Florence, found that special someone. The Onion lady came to her aid. Or was it all a mirage or wishful thinking.

Rating: 10/10