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The choice was hers - fame and fortune or true love.
Poppy Mazzini, born in Hull over her fatherâ€™s grocery shop, lives up to the promise of her fiery red hair and Italian ancestry. Her lovely singing voice and good looks lead her to her great ambition - to go on the stage and see her name top of the bill. She becomes a music hall star both in her native town and in the south, after an appearance in the theatre at Brighton - she even performs in Paris, to tremendous acclaim. But when her first love, an ambitious shoemaker in her home town, becomes engaged to someone else Poppy is devastated. She disappears, believing that she will never return to her life of stardom.
But her fame cannot be kep a secretâ€¦
Publication date: 13/02/2006
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback (a Format)
|Publication date:||13th February 2006|
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,|
Valerie Wood was born in Yorkshire and now lives in a village near the east coast. She is the author of The Hungry Tide, winner of the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction, Annie, Children of the Tide, The Romany Girl, Emily, Going Home, Rosaâ€™s Island, The Doorstep Girls, Far From Home, The Kitchen Maid and The Songbird, all available in Corgi paperback.More About Valerie Wood