The Chandler's Daughter
A family secret unlocks the door to love
By Victor Pemberton
Victor Pemberton writes a compelling saga in The Chandler's Daughter - the story of a young woman learning to stand on her own two feet, and finding love along the way.
Left to fend for herself, can Grace hope for happiness again?
In The Chandler's Daughter, Victor Pemberton captures the vibrancy of life in pre-war London in the story of one young woman and her path to happiness. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Cathy Sharp.
'One woman's struggle in the years between the two world wars is the essence of this well-paced and nicely written novel by a popular author' - Coventry Evening Telegraph
1937: The year of the coronation of King George VI and a pivotal year for Grace Higgs. Her father's death brings not only loneliness and heartache, but also the shocking revelation that he was up to his eyes in debt. Determined to save her father's business, Grace takes up the reins of his horse and cart to walk the bustling streets of Islington. It's not an easy job for a woman on her own, and Grace soon realises she may have to sell up. But Gus Higgs was a man of many surprises, and there is one last discovery for his daughter to make. It's the key to a secret that will change her life for ever, and guarantee that Grace will never be lonely again...
What readers are saying about The Chandler's Daughter:
'This is yet another vintage Pemberton and most enjoyable'
'Always a good and enjoyable read'
Victor Pemberton is a successful radio playwright and TV producer, and has worked with some of the great names of entertainment, including Benny Hill and Dodie Smith, had a longstanding correspondence with Stan Laurel and scripted and produced many of the BBC`s `Dr Who` series. In recent years he has worked as a producer for Jim Henson, and set up his own production company, whose first TV documentary won an Emmy Award.
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21 Jun 2012
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Praise for Victor Pemberton: One woman's struggle in the years between the two world wars is the essence of this well-paced and nicely written novel by a popular author — Coventry Evening Telegraph
A warm, poignant story — Plymouth Evening Herald
An evocative tale — Northern Echo
[Pemberton] knows how to please his waiting audience — Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Heart-warming saga of working class life — Manchester Evening News