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Far From Home

Anne Bennett


PUBLISHED: 29th March 2012
ISBN: 9780007359219
ANNOTATION:
A moving family drama of one young woman's fight to survive and to find a place to call home
Far From Home
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PUBLISHED: 29th March 2012
ISBN: 9780007359219
ANNOTATION:
A moving family drama of one young woman's fight to survive and to find a place to call home

Annotation

A moving family drama of one young woman's fight to survive and to find a place to call home

Publisher Description

A moving family drama of one young woman's fight to survive and to find a place to call home

1938: Sixteen-year-old Kate Monroe is living in Birmingham, far away from her family in Ireland. Her parents have always doted on her siblings, Sally and James, leaving no time for her. Kate harbours a dark secret, a deep longing for her cousin. Feelings she must suppress in this deeply staunch Irish-Catholic community - even if they are reciprocated.

Crazed by her infatuation, Kate is left with no option, other than to up-roots once more and seek out a new life, far away from the temptation of Tim Monroe.

Will Kate find true love, or will distance make the heart grow fonder?

Author Biography

Anne Bennett was born in the Horsefair district of Birmingham. The daughter of Roman Catholic Irish immigrants, she grew up in a tight-knit community. For many years she taught in schools to the north of Birmingham, before an accident put paid to that career. This gave her the chance to write full time. She has four children and five grandchildren. In 2006, after sixteen years in a wheelchair, Anne was able to walk again.

Review

Praise for Anne Bennett:

      `A powerful, heart-wrenching saga ... of love, loss and family ties' Woman's Weekly

      `[Anne Bennett] is blessed with a vivid imagination and a natural aptitude for writing' Daily Post

      `The beauty of Anne's books is that they are about normal people and are sewn through with human emotions which affect us all' Birmingham Post

      `Powerfully written' Woman Book Club

      `A brilliant story and very gripping ... Anne Bennett really brings the characters to life. It's a great read. You won't be able to put the book down' Yours

Long Description

A moving family drama of one young woman's fight to survive and to find a place to call home 1938: Sixteen-year-old Kate Monroe is living in Birmingham, far away from her family in Ireland. Her parents have always doted on her siblings, Sally and James, leaving no time for her. Kate harbours a dark secret, a deep longing for her cousin. Feelings she must suppress in this deeply staunch Irish-Catholic community - even if they are reciprocated. Crazed by her infatuation, Kate is left with no option, other than to up-roots once more and seek out a new life, far away from the temptation of Tim Monroe. Will Kate find true love, or will distance make the heart grow fonder?

Review Quote

Praise for Anne Bennett: A powerful, heart-wrenching saga of love, loss and family ties " Woman "s Weekly [Anne Bennett] is blessed with a vivid imagination and a natural aptitude for writing " Daily Post The beauty of Anne "s books is that they are about normal people and are sewn through with human emotions which affect us all " Birmingham Post Powerfully written " Woman Book Club A brilliant story and very gripping Anne Bennett really brings the characters to life. It "s a great read. You won "t be able to put the book down " Yours

Feature

  • Set in Birmingham. Gritty and realistic, the author draws on her extensive experience of the area and creates a wonderful sense of historical period and location This is one of HarperCollins' key authors identified for success in this area of the market Anne will continue to write one novel a year, the model which has brought success to all the big names in the genre * Author is popular with local and national media and will receive much coverage, especially in women's magazines

Description for Sales People

A moving family drama of one young woman's fight to survive and to find a place to call home 1938: Sixteen-year-old Kate Monroe is living in Birmingham, far away from her family in Ireland. Her parents have always doted on her siblings, Sally and James, leaving no time for her. Kate harbours a dark secret, a deep longing for her cousin. Feelings she must suppress in this deeply staunch Irish-Catholic community - even if they are reciprocated. Crazed by her infatuation, Kate is left with no option, other than to up-roots once more and seek out a new life, far away from the temptation of Tim Monroe. Will Kate find true love, or will distance make the heart grow fonder? Gold title Set in Birmingham. Gritty and realistic, the author draws on her extensive experience of the area and creates a wonderful sense of historical period and location This is one of HarperCollins' key authors identified for success in this area of the market Anne will continue to write one novel a year, the model which has brought success to all the big names in the genre Author is popular with local and national media and will receive much coverage, especially in women's magazines

Product Details

Author
Anne Bennett
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0007359217
ISBN-13
9780007359219
Media
Book
Publication Date
2012-03-29
Pages
496
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Language
English
Short Title
FAR FROM HOME
Format
Paperback
Audience
General/Trade