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Sons and Daughters
Charlotte is an only child, reared by a brutal father who cannot forgive her for not being the son he desires. Loved by most that she meets, Charlotte has a gift for friendship, and it is her work as a Sunday School teacher that gives her hope - and an escape from home. When Charlotte meets Miles Thornton, she is instantly drawn to him. He is new to the area and a widower, ...more
Hardcover, 499 pages
Published March 5th 2010 by MacMillan
(first published January 1st 2010)
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Spanning the early 1920's to the turmoil of the Second World War, this is a substantial (500 pages) traditional saga set against the Lincolnshire countryside. It centres on Charlotte, and her domineering father who cannot forgive her for not being a son, But Charlotte has a gift of inspiring friendship from others, and is immediately drawn to the family of newcomer Miles Thornton. An engrossing read with lovely characters and some surprises.
Born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Margaret Dickinson moved to the coast at the age of seven and so began her love for the sea and the Lincolnshire landscape. Her ambition to be a writer began early and she had her first novel published at the age of twenty-five. This was followed by many further titles including Plough the Furrow, Sow the Seed and Reap the Harvest, which make up her Lincolnshire ...moreMore about Margaret Dickinson...