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Dancing in the Moonlight

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  378 ratings  ·  9 reviews
As her mother lies dying, 12-year-old Lucy Fallow promises to look after her younger siblings and keep house for her father and two older brothers. Over the following years the Depression tightens its grip. Times are hard, and Lucy's situation is made more difficult by the ominous presence of Tom Crawford, who lives next door, the eldest son of her mother's lifelong friend ...more
Paperback, 466 pages
Published November 7th 2013 by Pan Books
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Annemarie Farthing
'The outrageous difference in pay made the British servicemen spitting mad.
An American private received three pounds, eight shilings and ninepence a week, while his British counterpart earned just fourteeen shillings.'
July 1942!
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Maureen Tall
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great

Loved this book. It was just the type I love. Rags to riches without too much glitz which similar bookstores have.
Natalya
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable. The gangster element made it slightly different with a hint of danger throughout the novel. Very satisfying conclusion in relation to Tom.
Matilda Mayfair
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As her mother lies dying, 12-year-old Lucy Fallow promises to look after her younger siblings and keep house for her father and two older brothers. Over the following years the Depression tightens its grip. Times are hard, and Lucy's situation is made more difficult by the ominous presence of Tom Crawford, who lives next door, the eldest son of her mother's lifelong friend. Lucy's growing friendship with Tom's younger brother Jacob, only fuels Tom's obsession with her. He persuades Lucy's father ...more
Pearl A Gardner
Jun 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Well written, the characters really come to life. The story reminded me a lot of the kind of books that Catherine Cookson wrote.
Jean
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great story really depicted the times it was set in really well. Showed great strength of character. Well worth a read.
Joy Evans
Reminded me of Cookson. Well written and easy to read with a few tear jerking moments along the way.
Pauline
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable will read this author again. Yes enjoyed
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