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Winners & Losers (Brothers and Lovers Series #2)
by Catrin Collier (Goodreads Author)
Tonypandy in 1910 is a town of poverty, hardship, and strife, garrisoned by troops brought in to control the striking miners whose anger all too frequently erupts into bouts of violence and rioting. Megan Williams is18 and in love with the boy next door, Victor Evans. But Megan's father would rather see his daughter dead than married to a Catholic, particularly one whose f ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Orion Publishing
(first published April 1st 2004)
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I have finally finished this book. It’s 510 pages and takes a while to read. ( I see the latest edition runs to 800 pages, must be much bigger print!) The author’s style is not really to my taste, far too much attention to fine detail. People don’t just undress, there is a list of every item removed! This, no doubt, is to convey the amount of historical research that has been carried out.
I persevered with the book because,
• The plot line was quite enthralling.
• The history of the South Wales C ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of this book. Then I became frustrated with this family's tribulations - some of which they bring upon themselves, though the author indulged them into blaming others. The book ends where the author becomes bored with this family and does not know how to end the story, so she lets the story dangle unfinished in mid-air...
Catrin Collier is Wales' most prolific and well-known author of historical, romantic fictions. The daughter of a Prussian refugee and Welsh father, she grew up in Pontypridd. She has written 19 novels for Orion. Her first historical novel Hearts of Gold, was filmed as a mini-series by the BBC in 2003. She lives with her family on the Gower Peninsula, near Swansea. She also writes crime fiction und ...moreMore about Catrin Collier...
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Brothers and Lovers Series (6 books)