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A Handful of Stars By Janet MacLeod Trotter

A Handful of Stars by Janet MacLeod Trotter

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1931: pretty Clara Magee is devastated by her father's suicide and forced to sell the family shop. She is in love with idealist Frank but pursued by businessman Vinnie Craven. Tempted by the glamorous life he is offering, Clara hasn't bargained for ruthless Vinnie's growing fascination for Mosley's Fascist Party. Yet the greatest shock is to come.

A Handful of Stars Summary

A Handful of Stars: An Enthralling Story of Poverty, Passion and Survival - One of the Tyneside Sagas by Janet MacLeod Trotter

It's 1931 and the Depression has brought Tyneside to its knees. Young, pretty Clara Magee is devastated when her father commits suicide leaving secrets behind him and the family is forced to sell their fancy-goods shop to a German couple. Despite her mother Patience's disapproval, Clara befriends their daughter Rennie and hot-headed son Benny, but her heart lies with their dashing elder brother Frank. Patience thinks businessman Vinnie Craven, who runs the local boxing hall, a far better catch for Clara. When Frank leaves abruptly for Germany, Vinnie single-mindedly pursues the vivacious Clara, determined to make her his wife. Tempted by the glamorous life-style Vinnie is offering and security for her family, Clara buries her feelings for Frank. But she hadn't bargained for Vinnie's ruthless nature or growing fascination for Mosley's Fascist Party. Yet the greatest shock is still to come ...Set against the momentous backdrop of rising fascism in the 1930s, A Handful of Stars is an enthralling story of poverty, passion and survival with a captivating young heroine.

A Handful of Stars Reviews

'A vivid and compelling read ... If you like books that reflect a particular point in history then you will find this one fascinating.' Derby Evening Telegraph 'Weaving vivid history with a heart-breaking love story, A Handful of Stars, is an outstanding depiction of the tensions and turbulence of life in the 1930s. Janet is often compared to Catherine Cookson, but she is a true original - and an author you'll take straight to your heart after just one chapter!' World Books 'MacLeod Trotter writes with confidence and conviction, weaving together a panorama of inter-connected incidents, all charged with feeling and emotion. It's another good read and it proceeds to a dramatic climax.' The Newcastle Journal 'An enjoyable read giving a vivid picture of the Depression years.' Bradford Telegraph and Argus

About Janet MacLeod Trotter

Janet MacLeod Trotter was brought up in the North East of England with her four brothers, by Scottish parents. She is a best-selling author of 16 novels, including the hugely popular Jarrow Trilogy, and a childhood memoir, BEATLES & CHIEFS, which was featured on BBC Radio Four. Her novel, THE HUNGRY HILLS, gained her a place on the shortlist of The Sunday Times' Young Writers' Award, and the TEA PLANTER'S LASS was longlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel Award. A graduate of Edinburgh University, she has been editor of the Clan MacLeod Magazine, a columnist on the Newcastle Journal and has had numerous short stories published in women's magazines. She lives in the North of England with her husband, daughter and son. Find out more about Janet and her other popular novels at:

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A Handful of Stars: An Enthralling Story of Poverty, Passion and Survival - One of the Tyneside Sagas by Janet MacLeod Trotter
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