The Other Side of the Track
By Victor Pemberton
A favourite with saga fans, Victor's novels have gained him an army of readers all over the world
It's the second year of the Great War and eighteen-year-old Rosie Little is working at Charing Cross Station, helping the injured troops returning from the Front. The tired soldiers arriving on the platform adore Rosie's kind, welcoming face as she serves them cups of tea, and they inevitably nickname her 'Rosie Lee'. Private Joe Upton is one such weary soldier and is instantly captivated by the lovely Rosie. The couple fall passionately in love and, although they are too young to get married, decide to live together as man and wife. Risking scandal and their parents' outrage, they find happiness in their new home: an abandoned railway carriage. But all too soon family conflicts drive a wedge between them, and their future together looks uncertain. And, at a time when no one seems able to escape the tragedy of war, Rosie and Joe are about to face their toughest test...
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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24 May 2012
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Peopled with strong, sincere and appealing characters — 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