The Four Streets

The Four Streets

Book - 2014
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This is a heartbreaking family saga set in 1950s Liverpool. In the tight-knit Irish Catholic community of the Four Streets, two girls are growing up. One is motherless - and hated by the cold woman who is determined to take her dead mother's place. Will her adored father wake up to what is happening before it is too late? The other is hiding a dreadful secret which she dare not let slip to anyone, lest it rips the heart out of the community. And yet, how long can she possibly live with it? In the Four Streets there is almost nothing that a cup of tea and a good chat won't sort out. Laughing, grieving, hoping for better things - all this the people of the Four Streets can do together. But what can they do when a betrayal at the very heart of their world comes to light?
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781781857595
Characteristics: 345 pages ;,20 cm


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Feb 02, 2017

For me this was an ok read. A bit like a "paint by numbers" picture. Lacked a few layers of depth & a kind of magic development of a couple of characters.

Oct 16, 2015

What a powerful book. I can't wait to read the next two books in the trilogy. Dorries has created characters whom you can see with your mind's eye and whose tears are your tears. In this small area of Liverpool, a predominantly Irish Catholic populace makes do with little or no money. However, they are happy in all senses and when ill luck befalls one of them they all feel it. Anything else I say will spoil it for you so let me just say that it's a must read.


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Mar 28, 2016

It was well worth reading it. It was hard to put book down and wanted to carry on reading till what happenings. Good community sticking together.

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