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Love & Sorrow [Kindle Edition]

Jenny Telfer Chaplin
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Glasgow, the 1900s.

Nothing was more shaming than to give birth to an illegitimate child.

Meg and her young daughter Becky live in constant fear of their secret being exposed.

But it is not just the shame of being an unmarried mother that troubles Meg.

She must raise her beloved daughter through the great disasters and traumas of the early twentieth century.

The threat of Bubonic Plague in Glasgow in 1900.

The Ibrox Disaster of 1902, when the newly built West Tribune Stand collapsed due to heavy rainfall the previous night.

The Great War which claimed the lives of the city's young men.

The Great Depression which robbed it of so many jobs.

And the trials and tests of World War Two, the great national struggle in which every person was involved.

Through it all, Meg experiences the extremes of both Love and Sorrow.

'Love & Sorrow' is a moving, epic saga that brilliantly captures the turbulent history of the first half of the twentieth century.

In Meg, Jenny Telfer Chaplin has created a memorable character - a woman whose strength and fortitude in the face of terrible tragedy and loss will both inspire and move readers.

'An enthralling story that kept me hooked from the first page to the last' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of 'The Lunar Code'.

Jenny Chaplin is a well known writer to loyal readers worldwide for her books on Scottish social history and for her articles in the Scots Magazine and the Scottish Banner. Jenny, as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquarians of Scotland, is well qualified to write her historical novels after years of research into and writing about Scottish social history. She now writes her novels in her centuries old cottage on the Island of Bute under the name Jenny Telfer Chaplin to differentiate between her fiction and non-fiction writing.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 428 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (22 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CHOOP4O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #224,064 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love and Sorrow 7 May 2013
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Love & Sorrow starts at the turn of the 19th century in Glasgow. It begins with the story of Meg, a young girl who has been seduced and left with an illegitimate child. To cover up the scandal her older, married, sister whose husband is away for long periods of time agrees to take the baby in and pretend it is hers. Meg struggles to let go of her child and to live with the secret pressing on her conscience.

The story then moves forward a few years to follow Meg's child, Becky, as she matures and tackles her own trials and tribulations, growing up between the world wars and looking after her own children. I would have liked it to have carried on further into the third generation but every book has to end somewhere!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sweeping historical saga 8 May 2013
Initially I found it quite hard to understand the broad Glaswegian dialect which some of the characters spoke in (although it was nowhere near as challenging as reading Trainspotting!!) but once I got used to the dialogue I fell in love with the hardy female characters. Love & Sorrow tackles a troubling era - high child mortality rates, lack of freedom for women, the threats of war and the terrifying outbreaks of Bubonic Plague and Spanish Flu. It is a sweeping historical saga which will have you smiling in parts and close to tears in others.
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3.0 out of 5 stars love@sorrow 29 Oct 2013
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This story is of people's hard times , but still a gentle read would recommend it as a holiday read
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3.0 out of 5 stars great promise but doesnt live up to it 24 Sep 2013
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This book sounded interesting on the book reviews so thought I would give it a go. I did read it all the story was interesting but I found that it jumped very quickly time wise, would be reading get to the end of chapter and expect to be carrying on with that story line and then find that the next chapter carried on months or even years later.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love and Sorrow 7 May 2013
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Love & Sorrow starts at the turn of the 19th century in Glasgow. It begins with the story of Meg, a young girl who has been seduced and left with an illegitimate child. To cover up the scandal her older, married, sister whose husband is away for long periods of time agrees to take the baby in and pretend it is hers. Meg struggles to let go of her child and to live with the secret pressing on her conscience.

The story then moves forward a few years to follow Meg's child, Becky, as she matures and tackles her own trials and tribulations, growing up between the world wars and looking after her own children. I would have liked it to have carried on further into the third generation but every book has to end somewhere!
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