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Jailbird's Daughter by Irene Carr


Jailbird's Daughter by Irene Carr

Alison Grant is just five when her father is sent to prison for murder. Her mother blackens his character and when she's taunted at school for being a jailbird's daughter she feels ashamed of him. Then Doreen Grant abandons Alison and the little girl goes to live with her grandmother, the housekeeper at Bellhanger House. And when she becomes friends with the owner's nephew, she tells him her mother is dead and her father is a ship's captain. It is the beginning of a new life of betrayal and deception, which continues when Alison leaves Bellhanger House after her grandmother's death. She begins to dream of owning a chain of cafes and becoming a lady. But her family's shaming secret will come back to haunt her once more.'A serious challenge for the crown vacated by Catherine Cookson.' Sunderland Echo


'In the tradition of Catherine Cookson, strong on plot and character'
Sunderland Echo on EMILY

'Irene Carr is posing a serious challenge for the crown vacated by Catherine Cookson'
Sunderland Echo on KATY

'S MEN 'A splendid tale of jealousy, revenge and hard-won love'
Bolton Evening News on FANCY WOMAN

'Irene Carr knows the world she recreates in her tales and it shows in the detail...Lovers of North East sagas won't be disappointed'
Newcastle Evening Chronicle on EMILY

'A warm-hearted yet gritty saga'
Paisley Daily Express on LOVERS MEETING

About the Author

Irene Carr was born and brought up on the river in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, in the 1930s. As her father and brother worked in the local shipyards and her mother was a barmaid at the beginning of the century she was well acquainted with the setting and times of the world she recreated in her sagas. Irene Carr died in 2006.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th October 2005


Irene Carr

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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


272 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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