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When violence, rape, and tragedy shatter Marjorie's life, the young woman finds herself pregnant and alone. After giving up her baby for adoption, she marries to escape her northern England hometown, leaving behind a devoted, heartbroken admirer. Twenty-eight years later, Marjorie's child, Helen, is a reporter for a city paper investigating corruption, a story that leads her to Marjorie's old home. The change of scenery is a welcome relief, coming as it does on the heels of a disastrous relationship with a member of the aristocracy. Without her realizing it, Helen's assignment brings her into contact with her birth mother's friends and family, including her uncle. An artist, Nicholas is fighting to preserve the town's historic wharf buildings-buildings slated for demolition by the local council who are in the pocket of Max Baines, a property developer. As Helen digs deeper, she discovers Baines's involvement in blackmail, drugs, and prostitution. She also discovers a family-and mother-she long thought lost to time. A romance reminiscent of Catherine Cookson's sweeping stories, "Marjorie "brings the world of northern England in the 1960s to life-a world with attitudes vastly different from the flower power that swept more

Product details

  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 19mm | 358g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507697783
  • 9781507697788

About Kate Talbot

Kate Talbot grew up in Yorkshire, England, but lived in the south of England most of her adult life. A teacher for much of her working life, in England and overseas, she also worked as a British Airways flight attendant and as a real estate agent. Kate now lives in the British Virgin Islands with her more

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