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The Tannery (Quick Reads) [Kindle Edition]

Sherrie Hewson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A heart-warming tale of one family’s struggle to survive the war years… It’s 1938. Dolly Ramsden is six years old. Times are hard. But Dolly doesn’t care – her family are everything to her. Then war comes and everything changes. Her father leaves his job at the local tannery and joins the war effort. He leaves behind him a bitter wife and a daughter who can see no hope for the future. With no money, Dolly’s mother is forced to take desperate measures to help them survive. Resentful of her daughter, lonely and depressed – she turns to drink and Dolly’s life becomes a living hell. When Wilf finally comes home he returns to a teenage daughter who has been forced to grow up too soon, and a wife who is destroyed by what she’s become. With the tannery fires still burning the hatred, resentment and secrets simmer beneath the attempts to restore a normal life for them all until finally, one night – things spiral out of control…

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About the Author

From the age of four Sherrie Hewson has worked in the entertainment industry. She went to RADA at 18 and has had an extremely successful career in films, TV, Theatre and radio appearing in favourites such as Coronation Street and Emmerdale. Sherrie has been a presenter on ITV’s Loose Women for the last seven years.

Sherrie was the winner of the TV series Murder Most Famous, hosted by famous crime writer, Minette Walters. In the show, celebrities competed to be chosen to write a Quick Reads novel and this book is the result.

The Tannery is Sherrie Hewson’s first book.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 174 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0330464345
  • Publisher: Pan Books (3 Jun. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003GK21EO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #305,363 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sherrie Hewson was born in Nottingham in 1950. The daughter of a model and singer, Sherrie was destined to entertain and got her big break when she joined the Carry On team to star in Carry On Behind aged 25. From there Sherrie went on to become a household name when she was cast as the much-loved Maureen Holdsworth on Coronation Street. Since then, Sherrie has starred in numerous productions on the screen and stage, but she's really become the nation's darling since joining the panel of Loose Women eight years ago. Loved for her warmth and great sense of humour, Sherrie has become a friend and confidante to the millions who tune in to watch her every day.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too 'Quick (a) Read'!!! 19 Mar. 2009
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What a brilliant 'short story' from Sherrie Hewson, only it was too 'quick a read' I really wanted more.She has a real talent for short story writing(or maybe even longer - who knows???).This book gripped me from the first page and I loved that about it.You really get the sense that you are there,especially with the discription of the smells and feelings etc. Perhaps there will be a continuation to the story of Dolly another time, I really hope so,but if not maybe Sherrie has other characters in her head she can 'bring to life',but I only hope she doesn't give up the 'day job' to do it as she's a very funny lady!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars the tannery by sherrie hewson 2 Mar. 2009
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Sherrie Hewson is a natural for short-story writing - her book is full of character, and definitely a 'quick-read' - found I couldn't put it down once I had started, so was able to fit it into my day easily - bring on some more Sherrie
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Tannery 1 April 2009
I enjoyed this short story. Having seen Sherrie on Loose Women I was keen to read the book. I wasn't disappointed. More please
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good read 2 July 2012
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If this was her first book, I look forward to reading the next one. It was funny, sad, a very good book, I don't normally read this sort of story. I like thrillers and horror, but because I have seen her on tv I thought I would give it a go. Glad I did
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5.0 out of 5 stars Would make a wonderful TV play 4 Feb. 2009
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This book would make a wonderful TV play. When I read the pre-publication copy of the text I laughed and cried. It deserves to be in the best seller list.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple Read 15 Oct. 2009
easy to read and gives an insight into the period which the author has written this superb novel.
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