To Dance at the Palais RoyaleBook - 1996
"Oh, Dougie," she said through her tears, "I'll be going to Canada soon. How can I leave you?" He laid his blackened hand against her cheek. "You know it's right to go, Aggie. The money will be a great help to Mum and Da. I'm past worrying about now." And Aggie relized that even though Dougie was with her he was dead.
When young Aggie leaves Scotland in search of a better future, she must say goodbye to everything dear to her and face the unknown as bravely as she can. In Toronto, Aggie is employed as a servant, and over time she adapts to city life, new ways, and the possilibity of happiness she has never befroe dreamt of.
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The story takes place in 1928 Scotland where 17 year old Aggie decides to move to Toronto with her sister to help out her family and seven siblings. There she meets many friends, gets a job as a domestic servants and learns all about the city life that awaits her in Canada.This is a great story of love, hardship and family.
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