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The Purple Rose

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Is a liberated woman ever truly free?

Nicki Taylor is thrown off course when unexpected news after her mother’s death piles pressure on her crumbling marriage. Her expectations are changing, but will her relationship with the enigmatic Martin survive?

In this vivid first novel, Charlotte Gringras invites us into the lives of Nicki and her tribe. Meet pre-teen son Jake, who
Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published July 25th 2012 by Tollington Press
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Charlotte Gringras
Feb 20, 2016 Charlotte Gringras rated it liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
When this, my first novel came out in 2015, I didn't know about this Goodreads opportunity of writing a review of my own novel. That is why I wrote the review of my second novel first - if you know what I mean. But there's no harm done, it is still selling and the second novel, Not in our Hands' has excited interest in this anyway,when i give talks about writing. So - to 'The Purple Rose'. Set in Manchester, England, it is a present day narrative shedding light on a troubled Jewish family, ...more
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I am a teacher by profession, with a BA in French and Italian and an MA in Jewish Studies, gained ten years ago. I am a Mancunian (from Manchester, England) and my native city has nurtured my feminist tendencies – also influencing some of my poetry and my first novel, The Purple Rose, published by Tollington Press in 2012, which features the suffragette movement.

My short play, ‘Moving On’ was pro
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