Irene Carr - Hodder & Stoughton

Irene Carr



Irene Carr was born and brought up on the river in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, in the 1930s. As her father and brother worked in the local shipyards and her mother was a barmaid at the beginning of the century she was well acquainted with the setting and times of the world she recreated in her sagas. Irene Carr died in 2006.
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Love Child

Irene Carr
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Irene Carr
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Lovers Meeting

Irene Carr
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Chrissie's Children

Irene Carr
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Irene Carr

Set in the 1930s, this stand-alone sequel to MARY'S CHILD follows the fortunes of Chrissie Ballantyne and her family, which she is determined to hold together, despite her husband facing bankruptcy and the rapid approach of World War II.

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Mary's Child

Irene Carr
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Irene Carr
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Jailbird's Daughter

Irene Carr
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Irene Carr

Alison Grant is just five when her father is sent to prison for murder. Taunted at school for being a jailbird's daughter, then abandoned by her mother, she goes to live with her grandmother. She tells her only new friend that her mother is dead and her father is a ship's captain. It is the beginning of a new life of lies and deception, which continues after her grandmother's death. Alison begins to dream of owning a chain of cafés and becoming a lady. But her family's shaming secret will come back to haunt her once more.

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Rachel

Irene Carr
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Irene Carr

Orphaned at a young age, Rachel is left penniless and alone in the streets of turn-of-the-century Newcastle. In the depths of despair she is delighted to learn that her eccentric Uncle Joshua has left her his house in Sunderland. But it comes with a strict proviso: she must marry her sworn enemy Martin. Otherwise, her dangerous cousin Saul Gorman will inherit the lot. And Saul will stop at nothing to claim inheritance...

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Fancy Woman

Irene Carr
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Irene Carr

The harsh urban life of 1900s Sunderland is no place for beautiful, innocent Laura whose determined spirit brings nothing but trouble. In love with wealthy Ralph, she flees to London, rejected by his family and threatened by her cruel stepfather. But there she finds only heartache and treachery. Amidst the hardship and brutality of World War I she is forced to think twice about everything she holds dear, and when the bloodshed finally ceases she faces another struggle - with her past. The fancy woman must return to the scornful streets of her birthplace; unbeknown to her, it may offer love, in the last place she'd ever imagine looking.

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Emily

Irene Carr
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Irene Carr

Found abandoned on the quayside, the young waif is taken in by the Jacksons whose own daughter was lost in a tragic accident. They never know her true identity.Emily grows up in the gatekeeper's lodge on Nathaniel Franklin's estate until Franklin's cousin, the evil would-be heir, conspires to discredit her family and turns them out.Determined to help save her family from destitution, Emily takes up the offer of service recommended by Franklin's cousin. Only to find his accomplice is hell-bent on seducing her. Emily finds work where she can, but her ambition is to run a fleet of ships. An impossible dream according to handsome Captain David Walsh - at least for a girl.Battling through heartbreak and terrifying threats, Emily determines to succeed in a man's world and to make her dreams come true.