A Long and Lonely Road

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Liverpool, 1938; The story starts at Christmas with Rose McAllister waiting for her husband, Steve, to come home. He is a seaman, often drunk and violent, but Rose has learnt to cope with him and sees that her two daughters, Daisy aged eight, and Petal aged four, suffer as little as possible. But Steve has realised that war is coming and decides to reform. He buys the girls beautiful dolls but, on his last night home, he pawns the dolls and goes off on a drinking binge. When war is declared, Rose has a good job but agrees ...

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A Long and Lonely Road
2004, Arrow

ISBN-13: 9780099468158

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A Long and Lonely Road
2004, William Heinemann, London

ISBN-13: 9780434012404

Hardcover

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