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5.0 out of 5 stars Un-put-downable., 19 July 2005
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This review is from: Winning a Wife (Paperback)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was surprised to find a continuous male viewpoint in a women's regional saga, but it worked extremely well in this novel of injustice and hypocrisy, making the reader see that there were so many more sides to life than the rich/poor, male/female, expectation/duty.
It is set in a Durham pit village in the early 1900s and follows members of the Wilde family, introduced in 'A Sovereign for a Song', but I think this is a better book because it works on more levels. It is the era of the suffragettes and the beginning of trade unions and the Labour Party. Everyone in the family wants to better themselves in different ways. Seen mostly through John's eyes as all the women in his life strive for what they want, the ideals and the reality sometimes make odd bedfellows, and the book itself makes the reader think about what is now taken so much for granted. I'd certainly recommend 'Winning a Wife', and hope it isn't too long before her next one comes out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 2 Aug. 2005
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A good read, depicting the harsh life of miners and their families in the early years of the 20th century, when emigration seemed the only hope of a better life. As pit deputy, John is caught between the mine owners and striking miners. As the story unforlds, he faces difficult choices in his personal life. His friendship with Alice draws him into the suffragette struggle but his true love is Elsie, proud, wilful Elsie who will not let him court her after she falls pregnant by his wayward brother. Which will it be: emigration, Alice, or Elsie?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book, 22 Jun. 2013
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Good product economical and very quick delivery. It gives you exactly what it promises. Very pleased with the product and would definately shop again. It's the second book in a series but worth getting the others to enjoy a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars winning a wife by Annie Wilkinson, 4 May 2011
This review is from: Winning a Wife (Hardcover)
a great book i've read all her books in the series once you read the first you have to get the rest as there are 4 books in the series. it is all the about the north east of england which is where i'm from would recommend a very good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Nov. 2014
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a present well reieved
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