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For most of her childhood Christina Noble had lived in poverty with four siblings, a desperate mother and a drunken father. Her only escape from the harshness of life was her love of singing and dancing, and she dreamed of becoming an entertainer. After the sudden death of her mother she became responsible for her brother and sisters' health whilst her father was unable to do anything for them. Before long, the family was separated and each child was sent to a strict industrial school.
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When Christina left her school, she lived as a street child in Dublin. Her life was always at risk, and one day she was abducted and raped by four men. She then decided to move to Birmingham to start a new life. She got married but her husband was always violent throughout their marriage. One night she had a dream that changed her life, and she decided to go to Vietnam to help the street children there.
After divorcing her first husband and leaving her second husband, she travelled to Vietnam and after a long struggle to cope with the culture shock, she convinced the people there that the street children were worthy of safety and shelter, and set up a hospital and school for them.
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Plot & Themes

Political/social rights fight    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fights between haves and have-nots

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Irish


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape/molest If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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