Far From Home
A young woman finds hope and tragedy in 1920s Liverpool
By Lyn Andrews
When blacksmith's daughter Kitty Doyle catches the eye of her grocer employer in 1920s Liverpool it seems her troubles are over - but there are shocks to come. An unmissable saga from the bestselling author of THE HOUSE ON LONELY STREET and FROM LIVERPOOL WITH LOVE.
Lyn Andrews' storytelling gift shines through on every page of her Sunday Times bestseller FAR FROM HOME - the perfect read if you enjoy the novels of Kate Thompson and Dilly Court.
As daughter of the blacksmith in her tiny Irish village, sixteen-year-old Kitty Doyle knows little of the ways of the world, but she has to grow up fast when her widowed father re-marries and she has no choice but to leave the family home.
Luckily there's work to be found over the water in 1920s Liverpool and soon Kitty has a job in a grocer's, where she also catches the eye of the owner.
With Kitty's input the business is soon thriving - but tragedy lies ahead, and she must endure many trials and tribulations before she can find true happiness...
Lyn Andrews was born in Liverpool in 1944; her father Joseph was killed on D-Day just nine months later. Lyn was brought up in Liverpool and became a secretary before she married and gave birth to triplets. Once the children had gone to school Lyn began writing, and her first novel was quickly accepted for publication. She has since written over thirty books, many of them Sunday Times bestsellers.
Lyn lives on the Isle of Man, but spends many weeks of the year back on Merseyside, seeing her children and grandchildren.
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15 Dec 2016
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Praise for Lyn Andrews: 'An outstanding storyteller' — Woman's Weekly
A vivid portrayal of life — Best
A compelling read — Woman's Own
The Catherine Cookson of Liverpool — Northern Echo
Gutsy...a vivid picture of a hard-up, hard-working community...will keep the pages turning — Daily Express