The Water Meadows

by Emma Blair

The Water Meadows by Emma Blair
ISBN:
0553403729
ISBN13:
9780553403725
BINDING:
Paperback
PUBLISHER:
Bantam Books
PUBLISHED:
1993
PAGES:
576

It is May 1926. Glasgow is crippled by the General Strike and the future looks bleak for John Forsyth. Made redundant from his factory job and no prospect of employment, he and his family only hold together through the determination of his ambitious wife, Madge. Even though this means a dramatic move to the farthest reaches od England - to Devon.


As the family begins a new life in the village of Atherton, their fortunes change. John workes in the copper mine, but unused to the appaling conditions finds solace in the Church and in his secret supply of scrumpy; long-suffering Marge ultimately attains love and happiness where she least expects it; and Graham, their oldest child, soon discovers how thrilling-and lucrative- a smuggler's life can be. However it is Jennie, the Forsyth's wilful daughter, who faces the greatest challenge of them all. Her dreams take her far beyond Devon's green fields and golden sands, and will bring her both devastating loss and passionate love.

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