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A Corner of the Heart

A Corner of the Heart

The first novel in Jessica Stirling’s enthralling saga series is set in 1930s England, where an East End girl with ideas of her own makes a surprising journey from the back streets of Shadwell to the salons of Mayfair.

Susan Hooper is private secretary to bestselling author, Vivian Proudfoot. Well-spoken and well-read, she soon learns how to hold her own with London’s literary sophisticates. But the attentions of Mercer Hughes, a handsome agent with a notorious reputation and a shady past, are more than a docker’s daughter can cope with and she finds herself falling reluctantly in love.

She is soon cut off from her father and at loggerheads with her idealistic brother Ronnie and his gadabout wife Breda. Even her old friend, newspaperman Danny Cahill, is shocked at the circles in which Susan finds herself where pimps and gangsters rub shoulders with wealthy fascist sympathisers in support of the war in Spain.

As the threat of world war grows Susan is torn between loyalty to her family and a lover who will not let her go. But when the time comes to choose she finds a solution that surprises everyone.

Susan’s story continues in The Wayward Wife.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Sagas

On Sale: 9th December 2010

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781848944879

Reviews

Jessica Stirling's high reputation is well deserved.
<i>Manchester Evening News</i>
She writes in bright colours with bold, confident strokes.
<i>Glasgow Herald</i>
Jessica Stirling is one of Scotland's most prolific and best-loved authors.
<i>Scottish Daily Record</i>
One of the best.
<i>Bookseller</i>

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