Start reading Saturday's Child on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available
 

Saturday's Child [Kindle Edition]

Ruth Hamilton
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £7.99
Kindle Price: £1.90 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £6.09 (76%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £1.90  
Hardcover --  
Paperback £2.00  
Audio, Cassette, Audiobook --  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Book Description

It was 1950. Magsy O’Gara, her husband killed in the war, plodded through her daily routine as a hospital cleaner, dedicating all her spare time to Beth, her genius daughter. Pursued by men who admired her great beauty, she was determined to remain a widow. Nothing was to divert her from her gruelling schedule. Her goal was simple: Beth would become a doctor.

Beth, however, wanted a normal life – a brother, a sister, a stepfather who might make her wonderful mother happy. So Beth was delighted when a personable man began to court Magsy.

Across, the road at number 1, Nellie Hulme, trapped in a world of silence, watched the other two Saturday girls. Deaf since infancy, Nellie had a secret so huge that it amused her. What would folk have thought had they known her true position in life? And why did she ‘hear’ in her dreams?


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Page of Start over
This shopping feature will continue to load items. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

Product Description

Book Description

Behind closed doors everyone has a secret . . .

Book Description

It was 1950. Magsy O’Gara, her husband killed in the war, plodded through her daily routine as a hospital cleaner, dedicating all her spare time to Beth, her genius daughter. Pursued by men who admired her great beauty, she was determined to remain a widow. Nothing was to divert her from her gruelling schedule. Her goal was simple: Beth would become a doctor. Beth, however, wanted a normal life – a brother, a sister, a stepfather who might make her wonderful mother happy. So Beth was delighted when a personable man began to court Magsy. Across, the road at number 1, Nellie Hulme, trapped in a world of silence, watched the other two Saturday girls. Deaf since infancy, Nellie had a secret so huge that it amused her. What would folk have thought had they known her true position in life? And why did she ‘hear’ in her dreams?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 853 KB
  • Print Length: 350 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 023075712X
  • Publisher: Pan; Reprints edition (19 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0089YAEZU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • : Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,292 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saturday's Child 1 Dec. 2002
Format:Paperback
Saturday's child works hard for a living, so the tale goes, and this book is about three very different people, born on a Saturday whose lives get intermingled.
Nellie, deaf since childhood, makes lace for royalty. Magsy, a widow, works hard so her daughter Beth can have a good education, and Dot,a protestant, whose eldest son Frank marries Rachel, a Catholic, and runs a shop.
All come into contact with Miss Katherine Moore, an old lady crippled with arthritis who hates change and everybody around her.
Rachel befriends Katherine and gradually changes the old lady's attitude who eventually changes the lives of Magsy and Nellie.
This is a lovely story, spanning many years, and will be a book you can't put down. It has got to be one of Ruth Hamilton's better pieces.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saturdays child 6 Sept. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This the very best book that I have read in a long long time, It keeps you on edge, and is a real page turner, I have read all of Ruth Hamiltons books over the years, but this is by far the best. I couldnt put it down ..
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Story with unexpected twist and turns 15 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love Ruth Hamilton's books. She always bring the time she is writing about to life. you can believe in the characters and want things to turn out well for them. A good read
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars saturdays child 12 May 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I just love ruth hamilton books always great storylines full of love and compassion .as the story saids saturday childis a worker.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love this story this is the second time I have read it and loved it just as much second time round
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 24 May 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Fab book full of surprises didn't want it to end love this author she tells a great story as always
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 4 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Well worth a read!! Will read many more of Ruth Hamilton books. Excellent story, excellent characters, thoroughly excellent book by far.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me 26 Jan. 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Being a Saturday's Child myself I was attracted to the title, although aware it was bound to be about hard work and hard times, and probably not the kind of book I would normally choose.
It was a dreary plod through domesticity, with a less than believable story-line. I found it very tedious and had to 'speed read' the second half of the book just to get through it. So glad to finish it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category