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Bell House

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A sweeping novel of power and compassion with secrets, prejudice and loyalty strongly to the fore. Set in the 1950s, a time of great change, it is a fascinating portrait of religious beliefs as two Catholic girls are drawn to a handsome Jewish boy and the local priest has secrets to hide too. I think Ruth Hamilton is terrific.

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Bell House by Ruth Hamilton

Madeleine Horrocks, pretty and outspoken despite her strict 1950s Catholic upbringing, doesn’t understand why religion seemed to force people apart. Surely, she would argue to her friend Amy, believing in God should be all about love and forgiveness, not hatred?But Amy has been brought up to believe that mixing with other religions would result in eternal damnation, and when Maddy becomes friendly with George, the good-looking Jewish boy who lives nearby, Amy fears the worst. But as they grow up she, too, becomes friends with George, as well as with other young teenagers who are Catholic, Anglican – even Methodist. They would all meet secretly at the Bell House, an ancient place of burial, but when a body is found in the nearby reservoir they become threatened by tragedy and danger.

Father Sheahan, the whisky-soaked priest from the local church, has meanwhile discovered that his secret past is catching up with him.Bigotry, lust and hatred have been so much a part of this community that it takes the combined forces of young and old – and particularly George’s formidable grandmother Yuspeh – to make everything right again.


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‘For those who like Catherine Cookson, try Ruth Hamilton’
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About the Author

Ruth Hamilton

Ruth Hamilton is one of North West England's most popular writers. She is the bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including Spinning Jenny, The Bells of Scotland Road, Mulligan's Yard, Mersey View and That Liverpool Girl. She was born in Bolton, which is the setting for many of her novels, and has spent most of her life in Lancashire. She now lives in Liverpool.

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Publication date

1st June 2005

Author

Ruth Hamilton

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Author's Website

www2.ruth-hamilton.co.uk/

Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
544 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
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ISBN

9780552151672

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