A Daughter's Journey Paperback
by Lyn Andrews
Lyn Andrews' captivating saga A DAUGHTER'S JOURNEY brings the Liverpool of the 1950s and 1960s vividly to life - not to be missed by readers of Maureen Lee and Katie Flynn. Angela O'Rourke is six when her parents hand her over to an aunt and uncle in a distant village.
It's a common practice for large, hard-up families in 1950s Ireland, but for Angela it means that her mother and father don't love her any more.
Angela is well cared for until she's sixteen, but then her uncle takes to drink, and it's not safe for her stay in his house.
Moving to Liverpool in the early 1960s, she begins to make her mark in the world of fashion design.
But the pain of a disastrous love affair sends her home to Ireland just after the death of her aunt: and there, among old papers, Angela makes an astonishing discovery.
As she learns the truth about the past, a brighter new future beckons.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 17/09/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780755354399
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Review by mazda502001
I usually really like this author's books but I found this one quite hard going or maybe it just wasn't holding my attention.Back Cover Blurb:Little Angela O'Rourke is just six years old when her world falls apart. One of a large Irish family, Angela is passed over to the care of her aunt and uncle. It's a common practice in 1950s Ireland, when there's not enough money to go round, but for Angela it means only one thing: that her parents don't love her any more.Angela's new home is peaceful enough for the next few years but when she's sixteen her uncle takes to drink and it's not safe for her to stay any longer. Liverpool beckons, and so she sets off to train there as a nurse. Change is in the air as the 1960s get underway, and before long Angela's moved on from nursing to the exciting new world of fashion design. Soon she's making a mark with her own boutique, but the pain of a disastrous love affair takes the edge off her success, and she heads home to Ireland, where her aunt has recently died.Sorting through papers, Angela makes an astonishing discovery. As she learns the truth about the past she is finally free of the old sorrow: and a brighter and happier new future beckons.