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One from the heart. An author to watch out for!
on 11 April 2004
This is the story of Thea and Ellie, two young women of the respectable middle-class, who seem to have no major problems in their lives. But Ellie has to endure an overbearing and ambitious mother, and Thea suffers at the hands of her brutal father. When things come to a head with her father, Thea is sent to live with her aunt who is very involved in charity work. Here Thea witnesses first-hand the effects of gruelling poverty, but she also experiences tolerance and affection that she has never known before. This and her meeting with the artist Robert Hedley force her to re-assess her middle-class values. But Thea is still alone, and with no guidance she has a long road to travel before she finds her true self. What I really liked about All Our Tomorrows were the subtle changes that took place in the main character and how she faltered before regaining her footing.
All Our Tomorrows is set against the backdrop of a thriving turn-of-the-century Newcastle, characterised by both opportunities and desperation, and is a conventional saga with a gentle nod to the suspense genre. A thoroughly engrossing novel.