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The Girl From World's End [Kindle Edition]

Leah Fleming
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When tragedy strikes, there’s only one place she can go…
A captivating debut from a born storyteller.

When 8-year-old Mirren Gilchrist is orphaned after a tragic accident, she is sent to live with her estranged relatives deep in the Yorkshire Dales. She struggles to fit in, her town ways a mystery to the country children.

One day, fleeing school – and the cane – she takes refuge from a fierce snowstorm in the ruins of a stone cottage. Legend has it that World's End is haunted but Mirren has finally found somewhere she can call home and her love affair with this magical place begins.

It's the place she falls in love with Jack, the place she secretly hopes will one day become their very own. But the Second World War arrives and everything is thrown into turmoil. Jack returns from leave a changed man – violent and uncaring, a cruel streak shining though.

Mirren struggles to cope with the transformed Jack and new motherhood. Then tragedy strikes and history looks set to repeat itself. Is heartache here to stay or can Mirren find solace and inspiration in the only place she has ever felt truly safe?


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‘A beautiful, almost poetically-written tale of love and tragedy in the Yorkshire Dales mainly set during the Second World War. The characters are real flesh and blood and the reader shares their ups and downs with genuine empathy.’

Maureen Lee, author of Kitty and her Sisters

‘An epic tale of hardship and tragedy straddling the Second World War’

The Bookseller

‘A captivating journey back to the past’.

Closer Magazine

‘a warm and enchanting first novel from a writer with an instinctive feel for the northern landscape’

Lancashire Evening Post

Closer Magazine

'A captivating journey back to the past'

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 678 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (25 Jun. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9QJO
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,557 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

After careers in teaching, catering, running a market stall, stress management courses in the NHS as well as being a mother of four, Leah Fleming found her true calling as a storyteller. She lives in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales but spends part of the year marinating her next tale from an olive grove on her favourite island of Crete.
She was short listed for the Romantic Novel of the Year in 1998 and for The People's Choice Pure Passion Award 2010 for Remembrance Day.
Her epic tales cover centuries and many generations with a strong sense of place and time. The Captain's Daughter, a Titanic drama won the 2012 Premio Roma Award for Translated Fiction. The Girl Under The Olive Tree has been translated into at least 4 languages. Her latest novel: The Postcard is out now.
Her website is www.leahfleming.co.uk where you can find out more and sign up for her newsletter.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning debut novel 5 Feb. 2008
Format:Paperback
Deeply evocative of both the setting and the time in which it is set, this beautifully written novel gripped me from start to end. It felt so real, as though I knew all these people - now, that's story telling!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Snowed in Yorkshire 5 Feb. 2008
Format:Paperback
Being 'snowed' by something is an American term and means being floored and I was snowed by this book and it's also a relevant term because this book is Yorkshire in all its glory and part of the book is set in a snowstorm. I love snowstorms and the book has the feeling of intimacy, of being cut off, of being let into all kinds of secrets and a wonderful world which the author has created for her readers to enjoy. It's heartfelt and heartwarming, well researched and well written.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Girl from Worlds End 16 July 2009
Format:Paperback
What a lovely easy to read touching story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and felt quite caught up in the story. Excellent read.
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66 of 71 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, an excellent debut 29 Feb. 2008
By Lucy Felthouse VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
The Girl From World's End is a beautiful and poignant tale. At just eight years old, Mirren Gilchrist is orphaned after her alcoholic father meets with a tragic accident. She is sent to live with her estranged grandparents on their farm in the Yorkshire Dales. To begin with, it is a complete culture shock as she is now living in a large and beautiful house, totally unlike the tiny one she has been removed from. After a while, she begins to settle in with her new family, but school is still a problem. Children are not very forgiving, and Mirren is bullied and teased until eventually, she flees the school. Frightened to go home and be caught out of school, Mirren wanders the hills high above her new home, and discovers the ruins of a stone cottage, called World's End.

Caught in a fierce snowstorm, Mirren has little choice but to take shelter in the cottage. From that moment, Mirren falls in love with the place and dreams of one day it being her very own. It saved her life, and one day she wants to repay the favour. Back at the farm, her new-found obsession with World's End is scorned, particularly as rumour has it the place is haunted. Mirren is not concerned, and is determined that one day, she will have her way.

Adulthood approaches, and Mirren realises she has been in love with her friend Jack, ever since she first met him. He is the son of her uncle's wife to be, who was widowed. Eventually the couple marry, and she and Jack become even closer. However, life is never simple, and World War II strikes, separating the couple as Jack joins the Army and does his duty for Britain. When he returns on leave, it is apparent that Army life has changed him, and he turns to alcohol for solace.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good Book 8 Jan. 2012
By Dickie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A good and easy read. Interesting and thought provoking in many ways. Never bored me and I read it over a couple of days and that says a lot for me and the book being able to hold the readers interest.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping tale 10 Mar. 2012
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Twice I read till 2am as couldn't close my Kindle down. Well done author. Kept me enthralled. Such a lovely story.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Girl from worlds end 13 Mar. 2012
By sandy
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A really good book by Leah Fleming. The character's come to life. A book that you just cannot put down.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good read 10 Mar. 2012
By justme
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excellent read as soon as you pick it up you get straight into the characters, i couldn't put it down
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Prompt service and great condition , a lovely book, thankyou
Published 20 days ago by GillyBee
4.0 out of 5 stars good historical novel
Great novel with good plot and well written characters. Hard to put it down and was sad to finish it!
Published 24 days ago by Francesca Hannah
4.0 out of 5 stars The Girl From Worlds End
A lovely story which unfolds beautifully and is a good read. I am enjoying all of Leah Fleming's books and slowly working my way through all of them.
Published 1 month ago by Rona Burroughs
4.0 out of 5 stars A great first novel
Controlling to read this book after seeing others by the author and admire how her characters have grown in depth and integrity. Read more
Published 1 month ago by wendy jillian cartwright
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
Good book. Read several of Leah Fleming books and thoroughly enjoyed them. Sure to read more very soon. Will purchase another soon.
Published 1 month ago by carole billington
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking.
Enjoyable & gripping story which is most certainly thought provoking.....making you realise how events in life can sometimes make people change & turn to alcohol. Read more
Published 1 month ago by jayne bushell
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
Leah is a new writer for me and I have now read five of her books. I think her writing wonderful. Her books are really well researched and the story lines intriguing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by pennyH
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok
It was an ok read, and I finished it, but I've read better. I didn't actually like Mirren and in the end didn't care what happened to her
Published 2 months ago by Mrs Esther Turner
4.0 out of 5 stars The girl from world's end
Enjoyable read. Nice story ending foreseen from start. Easy story to pick up and
No concentration needed. Good authored a well written. Like the escapism. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Frankie
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