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Long and Lonely Road, A - Flynn, Katie

Long and Lonely Road, A

Paperback Published: 18th November 2004
ISBN: 9780099468158
Number Of Pages: 448

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"Rose McAllister is waiting for her jusband Steve to come home. He is a seaman, often drunk and violent, but Rose does her best to cope and sees that her daughters, Daisy, 8 and Petal 4, suffer as little as possible. Steve, however, realises that war is coming and tries to reform, but on his last night home her pawns the girls' new dolls to go on a drinking binge. When war is declared Rose has a good job but agrees the children must be evacuated. Daisy and Petal are happy at first, but circumstances change and theu are put in the care of a woman who hates all scousers and taunts them with the destruction of their city. They run away, arriving home on the worst night of the May Blitz. Rose is attending the birth of her friend's baby and goes back to Bernard Terrace to find her home has received a direct hit, and is told that the children were last seen entering the house the previous evening. Devastated, she decides to join the WAAF, encouraged by an RAF pilot, Luke, whom she has befriended . . ."

ISBN: 9780099468158
ISBN-10: 0099468158
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 18th November 2004
Publisher: Cornerstone
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

Katie Flynn


About the Author


Katie Flynn has lived for many years in the northwest. A compulsive writer, she started with short stories and articles, and many of her early stories were broadcast on Radio Merseyside.

She decided to write her Liverpool series after hearing the reminiscences of family members about life in the city in the early years of the century.

She also writes as Judith Saxton.

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