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Saturday's Child

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  108 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Behind closed doors everyone has a secret ...

It was 1950. Magsy O’Gara, her husband killed in the war, plodded through her daily routine as a hospital cleaner, dedicating all her spare time to Beth, her genius daughter. Pursued by men who admired her great beauty, she was determined to remain a widow. Nothing was to divert her from her gruelling schedule. Her goal was simp
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Pan Publishing (first published 2002)
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Jul 06, 2016 rated it liked it
This one was chosen for the title. What I discovered from reading it was and engaging plot and some wonderful characters such as Nellie, Magsy, Rachel and Katherine.
May 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of historical romance
Picked this book up from a little library as I had finished my books I had with me. I hadn't read anything from Ruth Hamilton before, and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. For those of you who enjoyed Catherine Cookson, you will enjoy this author.

There are three of them - of varying ages and conditions of life - all Saturday's children. Nellie - cruelly called Smelly Nelly by her neighbours - condemned to live in a silent world and whose past conceals a brutal secret. Magsy O'Gara, whose love for
Shirley Revill
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, owned-books
Really enjoyed reading this book. One of my favourite authors. Recommended.
Bernie Morris
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I chose this book from the library shelf as I am quite into family sagas at the moment, and usually attracted to a cover if it depicts a child or children. I'm glad to say that this one did not disappoint. I was drawn in from the first page about 'smelly Nelly'. Also by the cold war between the Catholics on one side of the Liverpool street, and Protestants (or Heathens) on the other. No more spoilers. Take my word: if you are Irish, Liverpuddlian, or just like family sagas, you will enjoy this b ...more
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very good relaxing book, the story is interesting and sucks you in. Don't expect any deep historical novel, but this is still a great book to read in train.
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Ruth Hamilton is one of North West England's most popular writers. She is the bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including Spinning Jenny, The Bells of Scotland Road, Mulligan's Yard, Mersey View and That Liverpool Girl. She was born in Bolton, which is the setting for many of her novels, and has spent most of her life in Lancashire. She now lives in Liverpool.

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