The Miner's Lass

A compelling saga of love, sacrifice and powerful family bonds

Author: Glenda Young

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 893

'Real sagas with female characters right at the heart' Jane Garvey, Woman's Hour 'In the world of historical saga writers, there's a brand new voice' My Weekly If you love Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin, you'll LOVE Glenda Young's 'amazing novels!' (ITV's This Morning presenter Sharon Marshall) 'A super saga with a sparky heroine' People's Friend What readers are saying about Glenda's heartwrenching sagas: 'Definitely an author not to be missed when it comes to family sagas' The Book Magnet 'Writes superb historical fiction that bring the era alive. Her books are unbeatable and unputdownable' Ginger Book Geek 'The perfectly imperfect, human nature of Glenda Young's characters are what keeps her readership hooked' Clyde's Corner 'Gritty, compelling and full of heart ... an exceptional saga' Bookish Jottings 'Better than a Catherine Cookson' 5* reader review 'Wonderful read, full of rich characters, evocative description and a touch of romance' 5* reader review 'Just wanted it to go on forever and read more about the characters and their lives' 5* reader review 'You're a Dinsdale lass, Ruby. Nothing and no one keeps us lot down.' A life of poverty in a cramped pit cottage is all that seventeen-year-old Ruby Dinsdale has known. Even with her father and younger brother working at the coal mine, money is tight. Her mother Mary is skilled at stretching what little they have, but the small contribution Ruby makes from her job at the local pub makes all the difference. So when Ruby is sacked, and Mary becomes pregnant again, the family's challenges are greater than ever. When charming miner Gordon begins to court Ruby it seems as though happiness is on the horizon, until she uncovers a deeper betrayal than she could ever have imagined. But although the Dinsdales are materially poor, they are rich in love, friendship and determination - all qualities that they will draw on to get them through whatever lies ahead. Look out for Glenda's other compelling sagas, Belle of the Back Streets, The Tuppenny Child, Pearl of Pit Lane and The Paper Mill Girl! Plus, Glenda launches a brand-new cosy-crime mystery series this August - don't miss Murder at the Seaview Hotel! Praise for Glenda Young: 'I really enjoyed Glenda's novel. It's well researched and well written and I found myself caring about her characters' Rosie Goodwin 'Will resonate with saga readers everywhere...a wonderful, uplifting story' Nancy Revell 'All the ingredients for a perfect saga and I loved Meg; she's such a strong and believable character. A fantastic debut' Emma Hornby 'Glenda has an exceptionally keen eye for domestic detail which brings this local community to vivid, colourful life and Meg is a likeable, loving heroine for whom the reader roots from start to finish' Jenny Holmes 'I found it difficult to believe that this was a debut novel, as "brilliant" was the word in my mind when I reached the end. I enjoyed it enormously, being totally absorbed from the first page. I found it extremely well written, and having always loved sagas, one of the best I've read' Margaret Kaine

A Miner's Lass

Memoires

Author: Mary Docherty

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Communists

Page: 281

View: 439

A Miner's Lass

Author: Anna Boothman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English fiction

Page: 64

View: 439

The Miner's Girl

Author: Maggie Hope

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 358

A terrible choice between her sweetheart and her reputation... Orphaned from birth, Mary Trent has always dreamed of the day she can escape from poverty, and when she meets the dashing young doctor Tom Gallagher, it seems her prayers have been answered. But an untimely pregnancy spells disaster and the threat of returning to a life of destitution. Is a marriage of convenience the only thing that can save her?

The Scottish Miners, 1874–1939

Volume 1: Industry, Work and Community

Author: Alan Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 520

The Scottish miners experienced enormous changes during these sixty-five years. Enjoying a high degree of autonomy underground throughout the nineteenth century, their work situation was transformed in the twentieth as Scotland became the most intensively mechanised of the British coalfields. Grievances generated by this change led to strike rates in Scotland being up to ten and fifteen times higher than in the major English coalfields. Such militancy displayed considerable geographical variation however, and the translation of grievances into industrial conflict was mediated by variables rooted in the community as well as the pit. A central theme of this volume is to explore the differences between the four principal mining regions in Scotland through the detailed study of ten localities within them. This innovative, two-tiered comparison is used to analyse the competing loyalties of class, gender and ethnicity, to map the uneven terrain of popular protest and social disorder, and to challenge traditional stereotypes of ’a peaceable kingdom’. This historical sociology of the Scottish coalfields frames the analysis of trade unionism and politics which is developed in the companion volume to this book.

The Miner's Wife

Author: Diane Allen

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 604

Set in the Yorkshire Dales during the 19th century, The Miner's Wife by Diane Allen is a sweeping historical saga novel. Nineteen-year-old Meg Oversby often dreams of a more exciting life than the dull existence she faces at her family’s farm deep in the Yorkshire Dales. Growing up, she’s always sensed her father’s disappointment at not having a son to help with the farm work. So when Meg dances all night at the local market hall with Sam Alderson, a lead miner from Swaledale, a new light enters her life. Sam and his brother Jack show Meg a side to life she didn’t know existed. But when her parents find out, she’s forbidden from ever seeing them again. Although where there is love, there is often a way. When Meg’s uncle offers her the chance of helping to run the small village shop, she leaps at the opportunity, seeing it as a way to escape the oppressive family farm and see more of her beloved Sam. But as love blossoms, a darker truth emerges and Meg realizes that Sam may not be the man she thought he was . . .

A Yorkshire Lass at the Court of Thatcher

Author: Elizabeth Peacock

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 254

Elizabeth Peacock served as MP for Batley and Spen for 14 years and was one of the most outspoken politicians during her time at Westminster.??Famed for her 'no nonsense, just common sense' approach, Elizabeth won many admirers along with a reputation for being difficult. Not afraid to vote against her own party, the Conservatives, Elizabeth genuinely said and did what she thought was right for all Britain, but especially her local constituents.??At the time she became an MP, she was one of very few women to do so but quickly made her mark in a very male dominated environment. She was the first woman MP to take part in the Lords v Commons charity motor race at Brands Hatch in which she more than held her own. ??Elizabeth was heavily involved in the Miners Strike of the 80's and was one of the few to vote against her own government as well as meeting regularly with Arthur Scargill, an unthinkable thing to do for a Conservative MP. She would go on to vote against the Major government too, never to be difficult, but just because she thought their actions weren't in the best interest of the nation. Her outspoken views on the IRA would lead to an unsuccessful but extremely frightening attack on her car whilst parked outside her home.??In this candid, honest and often very funny autobiography, Elizabeth reveals what it was like to work at Westminster during those turbulent years. She offers frank assessments of the men and women she worked with including Margaret Thatcher, John Major and many others.??A completely absorbing and insightful read.

The Coal Miner's Daughter

Author: Maggie Hope

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 792

A wealthy landlord’s son, and a coal miner’s daughter... Growing up in poverty, one of six siblings, Hannah Armstrong never thought she’d know anything other than her little mining town. But then she falls for Timothy Durkin, a wealthy Oxford student... Following her heart, Hannah sacrifices everything she holds dear and follows her new husband to Oxford. But will her new life of luxury be everything she expected - or will she find that once a coal miner's daughter, always a coal miner's daughter..?

Newgate Prison Copper Mines and The Irish Lass - A 1700s Colonial America Sweet Romance Novella

Author: Lisa Shea

Publisher: Lisa Shea

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 174

View: 631

The Colony of Connecticut in 1773. Christina O'Donovan's beloved older brother was dead. Her father, a veteran of the French and Indian War, was injured and unable to keep up with the family farm. And so she'd reluctantly agreed to a marriage with a miner who worked at the local Simsbury copper mines. His courtship was a business transaction - nothing more. But when Seth somehow slipped and fell, descending a ladder he'd traversed a thousand times before, Christina was drawn into a maze of subterfuge she never could have imagined coming. And at its center stood William Johnson Crawford, a New Hampshire man who would change her life forever. ... Newgate Prison Copper Mines and the The Irish Lass - A 1700s Colonial America Sweet Romance Novella is a historical series set around the real-life copper mines in Simbsbury, Connecticut. In the late 1700s these mines had been run dry. They were then converted into the infamous Newgate Prison, one of the first federal attempts in the new United States to hold and incarcerate dangerous men. These mines were notorious in their own time, spawning delightfully adjective-rich newspaper write-ups as well as terror amongst the Tories who were threatened with a stay. The history and many characters are as authentic as I can make them. William Johnson Crawford is a documented person from this timeframe. You can read these novellas one at a time as I write them, or you can wait until I finish the boxed set and present the complete story. Some readers prefer to read as I go, while others like to wait. It's wholly up to you which you prefer! Contact me with any questions - I'd love to hear your feedback and ideas! And definitely make plans to visit Newgate when you can. It is an absolutely amazing experience, to descend into those historic copper mines and to feel what it was like.

Coal, Class & Community

The United Mineworkers of New Zealand, 1880–1960

Author: Len Richardson

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 474

Geographically isolated and long regarded as the 'quintessential' proletarians, industrial bogeymen and revolutionaries, coal miners occupy an important place in the history of industrial radicalism in New Zealand. Looking behind the stereotypes, Coal, Class and Community tells a story about New Zealand's industrial past, clearly identifying the central issues and paying attention to the colorful personalities involved. The book demonstrates how miners' sense that they had a historic mission to lead the assault upon the capitalist system brought them to the fore during New Zealand's greatest industrial upheavals: the Maritime Strike of 1890, the revolutionary turmoil of 1912-13 and the 1951 Waterfront Dispute.

A Yorkshire Lass at the Court of Thatcher

Author: Elizabeth Peacock

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 536

Elizabeth Peacock served as MP for Batley and Spen for 14 years and was one of the most outspoken politicians during her time at Westminster.Famed for her 'no nonsense, just common sense' approach, Elizabeth won many admirers along with a reputation for being difficult. Not afraid to vote against her own party, the Conservatives, Elizabeth genuinely said and did what she thought was right for all Britain, but especially her local constituents.At the time she became an MP, she was one of very few women to do so but quickly made her mark in a very male dominated environment. She was the first woman MP to take part in the Lords v Commons charity motor race at Brands Hatch in which she more than held her own. Elizabeth was heavily involved in the Miners Strike of the 80's and was one of the few to vote against her own government as well as meeting regularly with Arthur Scargill, an unthinkable thing to do for a Conservative MP. She would go on to vote against the Major government too, never to be difficult, but just because she thought their actions weren't in the best interest of the nation. Her outspoken views on the IRA would lead to an unsuccessful but extremely frightening attack on her car whilst parked outside her home.In this candid, honest and often very funny autobiography, Elizabeth reveals what it was like to work at Westminster during those turbulent years. She offers frank assessments of the men and women she worked with including Margaret Thatcher, John Major and many others.A completely absorbing and insightful read.

Scotland's Hidden Harlots and Heroines

Women's Role in Scottish Society from 1690-1969

Author: Annie Harrower-Gray

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 197

Annie Harrower-Gray opens up an alternative view of Scotland's turbulent history, revealing three centuries through the eyes of the nation's women. The whole of society appears, from ordinary labourers, prostitutes and factory hands to their more celebrated sisters and even witches, bodysnatchers and female Jacobites. ??All their tales are freshly researched and told with a sense of humour. Colourful characters abound! Step inside the boudoirs of Edinburgh's ladies of pleasure, whose civilised manners so confused one church minister that he 'accidentally' took tea in a brothel. Creep into the graveyard with Helen Torrance and Jean Lapiq, convicted of bodysnatching half a century before Burke and Hare. Uncover the murky history of Scotland's last witch Helen Duncan, whose eerily accurate wartime predictions led to her imprisonment. This book offers an exciting and erudite voyage through the social history of Scotland. ??Honour the heroines who helped to shape Scotland, yet rest in unvisited tombs!??As featured in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser and Scottish Memories Magazine.

That Lass o' Lowrie's

Victorian Romance Novel

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 798

That Lass o' Lowrie's is set in Lankashire and recounts the life of Joan Lowrie, a young woman raised in the impoverished mining town. Joan tries to rise herself above the grim background and move up socially, as she falls in love with a man of a higher social status.

Forever Yours

It takes courage to follow your heart...

Author: Rita Bradshaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 566

She would always love him. It was as simple as that. Forever Yours is a heart-breaking saga of true love against all odds, from much-loved author Rita Bradshaw. Perfect for fans of Lyn Andrews and Sheila Newberry. Constance Shelton is a few days old when a house fire takes her parents. She's rescued by a young neighbour, Matt Heath, and grows up knowing she'll be forever his. When she hears Matt's wed to another, her heart breaks, but that's not all Constance has to weather. There's a dark presence in the close-knit mining community and a shocking revelation puts Constance's life in danger. Forced to leave, she makes a new life far away. But will she ever escape the tragedy surrounding her family and summon the strength to follow her heart? What readers are saying about Forever Yours: 'Rita Bradshaw has done it again, wonderfully descriptive and beautifully written - you can't help but fall in love with the characters' 'Rita Bradshaw has excelled again with a heart-warming, romantic piece of historical escapism' 'I could not put this book down, the characters were so real... what an author!'

That Lass o' Lowrie's (Historical Novel)

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 907

That Lass o' Lowrie's is set in Lankashire and recounts the life of Joan Lowrie, a young woman raised in the impoverished mining town. Joan tries to rise herself above the grim background and move up socially, as she falls in love with a man of a higher social status.