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Sarah Broadhurst's view...
This is a first novel, see what you think, will she make it in this crowded area? I think so. This is 1959, a tale of adversity, survival, courage and drama. Be prepared to cry.
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Bad Apple by Rosie Goodwin
Louise Hart has endured a great deal of pain from her callous husband Paul, but one cold December night in 1959 she can take no more. She and her son Davey escape their Coventry high-rise flat and flee to Tanglewood, the dilapidated ivy-clad mansion where her mother Dolly runs an animal sanctuary. Miserable and frightened, Louise longs to turn her back on the past, and create a happy new life for Davey. But Paul is in trouble with men more dangerous than himself. Unable to pay his debts, he blackmails Louise and those who love her, keeping a shadowy presence in their lives. Even the arrival of Charlie Fox, a stranger who becomes a true friend, cannot guarantee that the future will be safe...
Reviews'The tearjerker of the season...[a] heart-rending tale'
Western Mail Western Mail
'A story of adversity and survival'
Huddersfield Daily Examiner Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A promising and well
Lancashire Evening Post Lancashire Evening Post
'A good tearjerker...compelling
Reading Evening Post Reading Evening Post
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Publication date2nd May 2005
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