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    • ISBN:9780755378371
    • Publication date:02 Feb 2012

Love is Blind

A gripping saga of war, tragedy and bitter jealousy

By Anne Baker

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A gripping family saga set in Liverpool during the Second World War. As lives are lost and hearts are broken, the Rushton children struggle to survive

A family struggles to survive bereavement, bombing and bitter rivalry...

Patsy Rushton's brother Barney doesn't know the meaning of hard work, so when their father tragically dies, Patsy has no choice but to save the family's business. Meanwhile, Barney has got his girlfriend pregnant and, feeling trapped, he abandons her and leaves Merseyside altogether. But trouble follows Barney wherever he goes and when he learns of his sister's growing success, he can't help feeling resentful. Why is their mother, Beatrice, so quick to forgive him? Surely, she can't be blind to his faults? As Patsy is to discover, there's something else about Barney that is frightening her mother so much she has never dared to speak of it before.

Biographical Notes

Anne Baker trained as a nurse at Birkenhead General Hospital, but after her marriage went to live first in Libya and then in Nigeria. She eventually returned to her native Birkenhead where she worked as a Health Visitor for over ten years before taking up writing.

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  • ISBN: 9780755378364
  • Publication date: 16 Aug 2012
  • Page count: 432
  • Imprint: Headline
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