No Cure for Love

No Cure for Love

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The most talented new voice since Dilly Court - an absorbing, thrilling and romantic historical saga with characters you'll fall in love withEllen O'Casey, an Irish Catholic immigrant, is struggling to support her ailing mother, her teenage daughter and herself. Washing other people's laundry in the day, and singing in bawdy pubs at night, Ellen is determined to make a better life for her family by saving enough for the passage to New York where the rest of her extended family have already emigrated. But Danny Donovan, a local gangster and the landlord of the pubs where Ellen sings, intends to make her his mistress. A widow in her late 20s, Ellen has refused to let another man in her life, least of all the brutish Danny, whose advances she doggedly resists. But when Ellen catches the eye of the new doctor in town, Robert Munroe, an intense rivalry is formed between the doctor and Danny. For not only are Robert's feelings for Ellen reciprocated, but the ambitious doctor also intends to investigate the appalling living conditions of the local community and Danny's own hand in it. But as Ellen and Robert become closer and aim to bring an end to Danny's reign of terror, their own chance at happiness seems suddenly to be at stake...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 22mm | 199.58g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 map
  • 0752883720
  • 9780752883724
  • 1,273,239

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an atmospheric romantic drama with strong characters * TELEGRAPH & ARGUS * A love story with fantastic historical detail * NORTHERN ECHO * "The winner of the Harry Bowling award shows much of the master's touch in this heartwarming East End story." * EVENING TELEGRAPH * a gripping historical saga * ESSEX LIFE *
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About Jean Fullerton

Jean Fullerton is the author of seven historical novels. She is a qualified District and Queen's nurse who has spent most of her working life in the East End of London, first as a Sister in charge of a team, and then as a District Nurse tutor. She is also a qualified teacher and spent twelve years lecturing on community nursing studies at a London university. She now writes full-time. Find out more at
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31 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 48% (15)
4 26% (8)
3 10% (3)
2 13% (4)
1 3% (1)
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