A sweeping Liverpool saga following the fortunes of one woman from the 1940s to the 1990s, by the ever-popular, award-winning author. Annie Harrison has a difficult childhood, and she eventually goes to live in the Grand Hotel with a rich schoolfriend.
Marriage follows and when her husband dies, she throws herself into providing for her children.
Starting with a market stall, she discovers a talent for designing clothes that develops into a successful business. But there comes a time amid the success when Annie feel she can no longer go on.
Then a chance meeting leads to events she has no control over, and at last she finds the happiness that has previously eluded her.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 01/07/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780752816982
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Review by mazda502001
I have read about three of this author's novels and I liked each one. She writes about Liverpool, where she was born and the books tend to be saga-type novels.Back Cover Blurb:Annie Harrison's Liverpool childhood is full of contrasts. From the happy, crowded atmosphere of her uncle and aunt's house to the lonely seclusion of life with her reclusive mother, she eventually goes to live at The Grand Hotel with her rich school friend, Sylvia. Yet life is full of excitement, too, as she discovers rock 'n' roll at the Cavern Club, and hears the Beatles play live for the first time.Then, just as Annie seems to be settling down to a comfortable life of marriage and motherhood, fate deals her an unexpected blow, leaving her to draw on resources she didn't know she possessed. As she struggles to cope amidst almost overwhelming odds, a chance meeting leads to events she has no control over. Could this be Annie's chance for happiness?