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The Ballymara Road

Part of the The Four Streets Trilogy Series
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Step into an emotional and expressive read, one that takes you back in time and yet explores issues that remain in the public eye today. ‘The Ballymara Road’ is the final part of The Four Streets’ Trilogy and in keeping with the previous two books, there is a world of heartbreak and pain waiting to bombard the families in this tale. The Doherty’s and Deane’s will need all of their collective warmth and camaraderie in order to endure. Nadine Dorries has the ability to describe stark cruelty without flinching, yet you feel her compassion, you also feel her connection and admiration for the people of the Four Streets. It’s the small realistic every day occurrences that encourage a welcome bout of affection, fun and laughter to enter into this tale. After the tragedy and difficulties faced in The Four Streets’ andHide Her Name’, this captivating novel is a just and appropriate end to the trilogy.~ Liz Robinson

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The Ballymara Road by Nadine Dorries

The final gripping instalment of the bestselling Four Streets trilogy which began with THE FOUR STREETS and continued in HIDE HER NAME. On Christmas morning 1963 fifteen-year-old Kitty Doherty gives birth in a hostile Irish convent. Kitty knows her beautiful baby boy presents a huge danger to her family's Catholic community back in Liverpool's Four Streets. When her baby is adopted by a wealthy family in Chicago, Kitty considers the problem solved. But soon it's obvious the baby is very sick and only his birth mother can save him. In Liverpool, things have begun to settle down. A charismatic new priest has arrived. The Dohertys are coping with the tragic consequences of Kitty's pregnancy, and the police seem close to solving the double murder which rocked the Four Streets to the core. But now all that is about to be put as risk once again.

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Catholic Liverpool, Irish immigrants and dark secrets . . . a funny and sometimes shocking saga. I couldn't put it down. --Cristina Odone Engaging . . . cinematic . . . and powerful. One night I found myself reading it in the bath. You don't do that for work. --the Times As fast-paced as it is entertaining. An addictive novel to be devoured at one sitting. --Sunday Express


About the Author

Nadine Dorries

Nadine Dorries was born and raised on a council estate in Liverpool in the 1950s and 60s, the dawn of the Mersey beat. Her family were part of a close-knit Irish Catholic community, most of whom came to work on the docks of Merseyside from rural Ireland. Nadine trained as a nurse, working in hospitals in Warrington and Liverpool. After qualifying she moved to Zambia for a year and ran a school for local children. On her return to the UK, she founded, ran and sold her own business, Company Kids Ltd, which provided childcare services for working parents.

Determined to give something back, Nadine entered politics. In the 2005 general elections she was elected as the MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, a position she continues to hold nine years later. One of the most well-known politicians working in Britain, she is renowned for her determination to push her chosen causes to the top of the political agenda. She created a political storm when she described Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne as ‘two arrogant posh boys’. In 2012 she was a star of ITV’s ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’.

A successful businesswoman and passionate Member of Parliament, in 2013 Nadine achieved another life long ambition and wrote her debut novel. The Four Streets is the first in series, and Nadine is currently working on the second book, to be published in December 2014.

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Publication date

4th June 2015

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Publisher

Head of Zeus

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Hardback
368 pages

Categories

Sagas and Romance
Family Drama
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ISBN

9781781857649

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