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Another outstanding regional historical saga from the Queen of Lincolnshire-based fiction

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A young girl stands alone in the cobbled marketplace of a small Lincolnshire town, bedraggled and very afraid. People rush by, not one of them pausing to help her, until kindly farmer Eddie Appleyard takes the time to comfort the lost figure, discovering her name is Anna.

In a moment of generosity, Eddie offers her a home, much to the displeasure of his formidable wife, Bertha. Anna's arrival will change their lives; Eddie's, Bertha's and even that of their young son, Tony, who is torn between his warring parents and the mysterious stranger.

As the years go by, the secrets of Anna's past slowly unravel. All the while Bertha is biding her time and plotting her revenge, little realizing the tragedy her actions will unleash . . .


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 922 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Pan (21 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004T1P99I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 83 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,977 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Margaret Dickinson moved to the coast at the age of seven and so began her love for the sea and the Lincolnshire landscape. Her ambition to be a writer began early and she had her first novel published at the age of twenty-five. This was followed by a number of further titles including The Clippie Girls, Fairfield Hall and Welcome Home. Margaret is a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.

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A beautiful evocation of the Lincolnshire landscape as can only be described by a true native; Dickinson richly intertwines the violence of the natural elements with the redeeming and calming nature of the countryside.

Born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Dickinson returns to the Lincolnshire landscape and the people in 'Red Sky in the Morning'.

A story of a young girl found standing alone in the cobbled marketplace of a small Lincolnshire town, helpless and fearful; the novel is a true coming of age story in a time of war and uncertainty. Dickinson richly intertwines the narratives of her three young protagonists, each coming into their own in different ages whilst depicting the kindliness of the warm-hearted farmer who will rescue Anna and who stands in stark contrast to his spiteful and vengeful wife.

Anna's arrival eventually changes all their lives; Eddie's, Bertha's and that of their young son Tony who becomes torn between his warring parents and the `violet eyed' stranger his father brings home.
Dickinson's novel encompasses both war time and post war themes whilst depicting the rural landscape far removed from battlefields and bombed cities.

What I found particularly interesting about 'Red Sky in the Morning' is Dickenson's portrayal of the violent sexuality of her main protagonist, Anna, which is skilfully juxtaposed with the gentle and innocent romantic awakening of her other characters.

Skilfully depicting the inner most fears, desires and motivations of her characters, Dickinson portrays the varying shades of humanity with at times, devastating consequences.
This is my first Dickinson novel, but won't be my last. A truly amazing read! Trust me; you won't be able to put it down!
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Margaret Dickinson's novels are never going to be Literature with a capital L however they are almost always extremely enjoyable and difficult to put down. Red Sky In The Morning is no different - yes, the plot is often unbelievable and unrealistic and parts of the storyline bear a strong resemblance to her earlier novel The Millers Daughter, but that doesn't take away from the fact that it is a great easy read and highly enjoyable. I had trouble putting it down, although nothing has yet matched her superb Fleethaven trilogy.

It's hardly going to win the Booker Prize, but if you put away your prejudices and take the story for what it is, you'll definitely find yourself enjoying it. After all, reading is for escapism and you are always guaranteed that with a Dickinson!
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Oh my goodness Red Sky in the morning was a great read well done Margaret Dickinson. This book bring reality home to our older generation, as one could imagine things like that happening in those day's. I give this a 5 star as I could not put the book down. I have read a number of Margaret's book and I just love her books, i just wish there were more sequels Margeret. Please please keep this in mind.
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I absolutely loved this book. It's full of love, tension, action, heartache, it has it all. I got so involved with the characters I wanted to step in! Anna wrapped up in the horror of a past she hides from everyone, Bertha the awful bitter farmers wife, even the animals play
an important role. I have read all of Margaret Dickinson's books but for me this is the best so far..
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I have read almost all of the Margaret Dickinson books and have really enjoyed them, but I must admit with this one I got rather bored, even after reading 250 pages nothing had happened, there is only so many times you can be told 'I am leaving' then it gets so that you are getting fed up of reading and hearing it again.
Personally I would give this one a miss
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I really enjoyed reading this book.. It's probably more 3.5 than 3. Unfortunately parts of it had a similar storyline as one of her other books that I read recently,. I woul still recommend it a a good, light, holiday read.
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I could not put this book down I was hooked even before the end of the first chapter. My love of animals and fondness of walking also made it more interesting , the book was so well written that I could picture myself there.
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A very good story, but sad at times. When reading it, I could realise the fear that haunted the girl all the time. It showed the evil that is around, but also the good heart of the farmer, who suffered much.
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