From the moment she learns of the stranger's visit, Molly Tattersall is filled with a sense of fear. A short time later, Molly's mother disappears, leaving behind a letter in which she asks Molly to take care of her five brothers and sisters. Molly's wayward father rejects his responsibilities, leaving Molly to make a choice between the young man she has given her heart to, and the family she adores, and who now desperately depend upon her. Just eighteen, Molly is made to realise that, however hard the decision, she must put the children's happiness before her own. It is the cruellest decision of her life, with long-reaching and heartbreaking consequences. Only one thing is certain: Molly's life will never be the same again.
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A SUNDAY TIMES No.1 bestseller in paperback. A top 3 bestseller in hardback
'A Cookson by any other name' Birmingham PostAbout the Author:
Josephine Cox was born in a cotton-mill house in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching - and started to write her first full-length novel. Her strong, gritty stories are taken from the tapestry of life.
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Descrizione libro Headline. Condizione libro: Good. . Codice libro della libreria N06E-00876
Descrizione libro Headline, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Codice libro della libreria CHL1436182
Descrizione libro Headline, 2000. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP82987520
Descrizione libro Headline 14/09/2000, 2000. Condizione libro: used-good. GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780747272342
Descrizione libro Headline 14/09/2000, 2000. Condizione libro: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780747272342
Descrizione libro Headline 14/09/2000, 2000. Condizione libro: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780747272342
Descrizione libro Headline Book Publishing 2000 Paperback, 2000. Condizione libro: Very Good. As the number one bestselling saga writer in this country, Josephine Cox utilises elements of her own tough past to create a tale that is both involving and effective, while always being firmly grounded in reality. Cox has created some memorable and distinctive heroines, but Looking Back's Molly Tattersall is something special: a character who undergoes considerable change under the great stresses that are placed upon her, and with whom the reader strongly identifies. Molly's mother has disappeared, leaving only a letter in which she asks her daughter to look after her five brothers and sisters. She cannot depend upon her feckless father, who similarly neglects his duties, and she is put in an impossible situation. She must choose between the young man she loves or, forsaking her happiness, look after the children. It is the hardest decision she has ever had to make. And while we are caught up in the drama of Molly's difficult choices, Cox is working her magic with other plot strands that will ultimately become important. Who was the stranger who called upon her mother shortly before she disappeared? It is a cliché to describe a writer like Cox as a born storyteller, but there is simply no other way to describe her appeal. Nevertheless, other elements are subtly utilised by the author to weave her spell: a powerful sense of time (Looking Back begins in the summer of 1948, and the reader is always conscious of the passing of time); then there are the evocatively drawn locales. Most of all, though, it is the characterisation that remains Cox's trump card, and here, particularly with the beleaguered Molly, she excels herself. The dialogue, too, has the salty taste of authentic working class life: 'I know it sounds terrible', she murmured, 'and it makes me look like a hard woman, and happen I am, but if I am it's your dad who made me like that. I'm tired of being as big as a ship from one year's end to another; too heavy to walk, legs like pit props, and so weary at the end of a day I could lay down in the gutter and sleep.that's how it's always been with your dad.' --Barry Forshaw 310 pages. Codice libro della libreria 228113