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The Deverell Woman Meg Hutchinson

The Deverell Woman By Meg Hutchinson

The Deverell Woman by Meg Hutchinson

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Contains a tale of a courageous young woman rising triumphantly above the harshest obstacles.

The Deverell Woman Summary

The Deverell Woman by Meg Hutchinson

Maura Deverell is a young Irish peasant girl whose mother is dying of consumption. Their cruel landlord threatens to throw them out of their cottage unless Maura agrees to marry his young son, Liam Riordan. But before Maura can decide, she is brutally raped by Liam's brother Padraig, who gloats that once she is under their roof, Maura will be at his mercy - his sexual slave. Weak though she is, Maura's mother does not let this vicious act go unavenged. She curses the Riordans and then, on her deathbed, makes Maura promise to leave Ireland for good. Maura ends up in Birmingham, after many narrow escapes from rape and death. Even when she makes staunch friends, and discovers a protector in the shape of Aiden Shanley, she longs to go home, stopped only by her promise to her mother. Eventually the wicked Riordans meet a well deserved sticky end and Maura is persuaded to return and marry Liam after all.

The Deverell Woman Reviews

'This is dramatic, gritty stuff.' -- Bookseller 'Hutchinson knows how to spin a good yarn. One for those cold nights curled up in front of the fire.' -- Birmingham Evening Mail 20021217 'A fantastic and gritty novel.' -- Prizes Galore 20021217 'A gritty novel and a good story' -- Hull Daily Mail 20021217

About Meg Hutchinson

Meg Hutchinson left school at fifteen and didn't return to education until she was thirty-three, when she entered Teacher Training College and studied for her degree in the evenings. Telling stories and writing compositions has been part of Meg's life since a child and she now indulges this passion in a little cottage in Shropshire.

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The Deverell Woman by Meg Hutchinson
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton
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