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The Homecoming [Paperback]

Anna Smith
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Book Description

7 Feb 2005
In the tiny village of Westerbank in the south west of Scotland, the 1960s are not about rock'n'roll and drugs; they're about survival, making a bare living out of a struggling farm or working for a pittance at whatever job comes along. Nonetheless in this close community friendships go deep and the pub of an evening is a cheery place, at least until too much drink is taken. Fifteen years ago, Joe McBride left Westerbank under a cloud, and in his absence life has moved on, the secrets he took with him disturbing only occasionally those who were caught up in them. But now Joe McBride is coming home, a changed man, and one who needs to face up to the past before it's too late. The truth about the mysterious death of a young girl fifteen years ago is about to come out, and nothing in Westerbank will ever be quite the same again.


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Review; New edition edition (7 Feb 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755321138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755321131
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 407,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Smith writes with a tight, effortless prose that pushes the story and characters to the fore. The Homecoming is mature and thoughtful: a simple but enticing tale told with great skill' Vicky Collins, Herald -- Herald 20041030

About the Author

Anna Smith is a journalist who worked for many years on the Daily Record and now has a column in the Scottish Sunday Mirror. She lives in Ireland and Lanarkshire.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming homecoming 25 Feb 2014
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Lovely book about rural life in Scotland. The ups and downs of living in a close community. The background darker side gave the story a mystery which kept you guessing. The characters were engaging and endearing. Nice read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story! 11 April 2014
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I really enjoyed this book and was able to immerse myself completely in it. Great characters and a gripping, satisfying plot and resolution.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a good return 5 April 2014
By Jane B
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Enjoyed the storyline but found it a little bit long winded. But will read another of her books in the future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read 5 April 2014
By turtle
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Nice easy read. Mentions of tunes and gala days brought back memories of growing up in the sixties. Had to keep focusing and reminding myself it was set in west of Scotland as it seemed to me more reminiscent of rural Ireland especially with so many Irish names! A good story with a good mix of ages. And enough twists and sub-plots to keep it interesting. A good light read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 25 Mar 2014
By Carol
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Really enjoyed this book ,lots going on ,kept me wanting to know how it would end ,plenty to keep you interested.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read 24 Mar 2014
By jenners
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Enjoyed this book a great deal. There were moments of excitement, sadness and joy. Another great kindle app book! !
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Homecoming 20 Mar 2014
By babar
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Once again another great book from Anna Smith. Good storyline and twists. Well worth downloading. Also a great value book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read 20 Mar 2014
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Really good read with lots of individual life stories leading to a shocking unexpected end. Hard to put down would recommend to most people.
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