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My Story: The Hunger

by Carol Drinkwater (author)

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

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Product description

Say hello to yesterday without a Tardis. In My Story, history gets real. No imitation will do. Ireland, 1845. A terrible blight has ravaged the precious potato crop that keeps the country fed, and people everywhere are starving. The wholesome potatoes that Phyllis and her family hoped to dig up are all turned to stinking rot. How will Phyllis support her hungry family now? The answer might lie with her rebel brother, who sweeps her up into the fight for a free and fair Ireland…

  • A gripping fictional diary from a favourite series
  • One of the most turbulent moments in Irish history
  • Written by author and TV actress Carol Drinkwater
  • Bestselling series with over a million copies sold

Product Details


My Story





Date published

May 5th, 2008

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  • 192 pages




Carol Drinkwater


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  1. Bellasara 113282

    on 21 March 2015

    I think this is a great book because, it gives us a real insite in to how it was in the Irish potato famine. I got so in to the book that I read it in one day!!!

    5out of 5
  2. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 8 March 2014

    Definitely a classic, amazing.

  3. Goldie 113308

    on 6 March 2014

    Really good book because there’s not many books about Irish girls

  4. Goldie 113308

    on 19 October 2012

    I thought this book was really good and had me gripped from the start! I would definitely recommend this book to any history lovers!!:)

    5out of 5
  5. Clarice thumb 136

    on 30 June 2012

    I loved this book, especially because it’s about an Irish girl. It was the first My Story book I ever read and it brought me to so many amazing books so thank you Carol Drinkwater!!

    5out of 5
  6. Witchdog thumb 22

    on 27 August 2011

    i loved this book i was so sad when her mom got sick

    5out of 5
  7. Clarice thumb 136

    on 28 January 2011

    This Book is absolutely FAB!! Phylly is an amazing character and I’d recommend this read to anyone!!!!!!

    5out of 5