By Anne Bennett
A relocating and gritty saga of loss, separation and eventually desire, set in wartime Birmingham
Agnes Sullivan is fifteen while her younger brother Tom unearths her inebriated and crying within the lane close to their farm. Her dancing instructor has raped her and deserted her. Aggie is compelled to go away domestic whilst she discovers she's pregnant and Tom, slightly himself, makes a decision the trainer needs to pay for his actions.
Aggie flees to Birmingham, however the refuge she's been promised seems to be too risky to stick in. She's left with few thoughts till anyone she may by no means have spoken to in her former existence offers her the assistance she so desperately wishes. yet will international battle One smash her precarious hopes of a future?
Anne Bennett's sagas of Birmingham throughout the wars have gained her many fanatics, as they're packed jam-packed with emotion, decision and authenticity. neighborhood sagas don't come any higher than this.
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She had texted him earlier that morning to say that there was no news and he should catch up on some sleep. The previous night, when she had called to ask whether he had seen Danny, he had insisted on coming over. He had stayed until three in the morning, sitting with her mum or going out with her dad to search the dark streets. Ellie was sure Ross would have stayed with them all night if her dad had not insisted on driving him home after he fell asleep over a cup of coffee. ” asked Sergeant Donaldson, looking down at his list.
Danny choked and spluttered, trying to cough up the water that he had breathed into his lungs. Consciousness was flooding back now, and he tensed with fear as he realized that he was in a dark, cold place and his ankles and wrists were tied. He opened his eyes again and squinted at the bright disk of light. It was a flashlight beam. A dark shape crouched behind the beam and Danny peered at it, trying to make out what was there. At that instant the shape lunged forward and Danny winced as something sharp was rammed into the muscle of his thigh.
Clever girl. ” Morgana shook her head. ” Argent tutted impatiently. “’Course they don’t! Even if they wanted to, they couldn’t get down as far as our lower pastures. And I don’t think they eat 28 cattle anyway. ” “But Old Crocus went missing down by the bog—” “Because she fell in! ” Morgana’s lip began to quiver again. Old Crocus had been her favorite cow. Hastily, Argent moved on. “Dragons don’t even have bellies. At least, I don’t think they do. I think they use their wings to feed. ” asked Morgana.
A Daughter's Secret by Anne Bennett