A lovely author with a strong sense of time and place, a brave and resourceful heroine and a cracking good story of York during World War I.
Similar this month: Alexandra Connor, Anne Baker.
Comparison: Ruth Hamilton, Elizabeth Elgin, Annie Groves.
Marty Lanegan is working as a boot boy in Yorks splendid Station Hotel when he catches sight of the most beautiful girl hes ever seen. Henrietta Ibbetson is the daughter of a prominent landowner, whos far from pleased with his rebellious daughter. When she announces her love for a mere servant, he throws her out.
Martys family is none too delighted with his choice - Etta cant cook, sew, clean or make herself useful in any way. However, Marty is ambitious, Etta is content and they are wildly in love. But is that enough to sustain them as they raise a family of their own?
Sheelagh Kelly is back with a tremendously compelling saga of life below the poverty line in her home town of York, as the rigid conventions of Edwardian England crumble in the onslaught of the Great War - and her characters face the changes with warmth, humour and determination.
Closing date: 31/08/2018
Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships IRISH INDEPENDENT
Sheelagh Kelly surely can write SUNDERLAND ECHO
Publication date: 02/05/2006
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)
|Publication date:||2nd May 2006|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,|
Sheelagh Kelly was born in York and has lived there all her life apart from a recent 3 year stint in Australia. Her first novel, part of the well-known â€˜Feeneyâ€™ saga, â€˜A Long Way From Heavenâ€™, brought her instant success and she has followed that with nine more books. Her next novel is due to be published in March and is the second volume of her best-selling Yorkshire trilogy, entitled â€˜Family of the Empireâ€™.More About Sheelagh Kelly