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Kinvara

By Christine Marion Fraser

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A captivating tale of Scottish lighthouse keepers and their families, from the bestselling author of Rhanna

It is December 1922, and the keepers of the Kinvara Light, an impressive lighthouse just off the rugged west coast of Scotland, are home for Christmas after three bleak months away from their families. Robert Sutherland, deputy head keeper, finds little comfort at home: his wife Hannah is embittered by her isolation, by the tragedy of her infant son's cerebral palsy and by her husband's long absences. Rob find solace in the arms of Morna Jean Sommero, whose warmth and love compensate for his sterile marriage.

Christine Marion Fraser has created a vivid Scottish village and peopled it with memorable characters. The spirited and engaging folk of Kinvara, whose fates are shaped by the harsh landscape and the rugged coast on which they live, will move, entrance, and linger in the memory.

'Christine Marion Fraser writes characters so real they almost leap out of the page...you would swear she must have grown up with them' Sun

Biographical Notes

Christine Marion Fraser was one of Scotland's best-selling authors, outselling even Catherine Cookson, with world-wide readership and translations into many foreign languages. She was the author of the much-loved Rhanna series. Second youngest of a large family, she soon learned independence during childhood years spent in the post-war Govan district of Glasgow. Chris lived in Argyll with her husband. She died on 22nd November 2002.

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  • ISBN: 9781444770131
  • Publication date: 09 May 2013
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  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton

Praise for Christine Marion Fraser:
'Christine Marion Fraser weaves an intriguing story in which the characters are alive against a spellbinding background'

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Fraser writes with a great depth of feeling and has the knack of making her characters come alive. She paints beautiful pictures of the countryside and their changing seasons — Aberdeen Express
Full-blooded romance, a strong, authentic setting — Scotsman
An author who has won a huge audience for her warm, absorbing tales of ordinary folk — Annabel
Christine Marion Fraser writes characters so real they almost leap out of the pages . . . you would swear she must have grown up with them — Sun
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