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A Scent of Bluebells

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They called her Auld Nally—the local moneylender in one of Glasgow's roughest areas, Inchcraig. But once she'd been Alice McInally, beautiful and beloved by her childhood sweetheart. She hadn't anticipated the outcry when they announced their betrothal—as he was Catholic and she was Protestant. Cast out by their well-to-do families, the couple's hope of a bright future fou ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by HarperCollins UK
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David
Mar 21, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
In the backdrop of WW1, Protestant girl and Catholic boy from Belfast decide to get married. Bad idea. Forced out of Ireland by their families' prejudice, they escape to Glasgow, where Alice struggles to bring up her two children after her new husband dies in the war. To maintain respectability she keeps a great secret from her daughter....
Henderson maintains interest through the book because she has created an engaging, feisty character in Alice. However the delivery is predictable and plodding
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*note - Born in 1948 however the date/month on my part is unknown and unable to find*

Journalist and author Meg Henderson was born in Townhead, Glasgow. The youngest of three children (2 brothers). Her parents an Irish Catholic father and her mother an Irish/Scottish Protestant.

Meg Henderson lived in several parts of the city including Blackhill, Drumchapel, and Maryhill. After the death of her bel
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