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Chandlers Green
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Chandlers Green

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Chandlers Green by Ruth Hamilton

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The Chandlers had been making candles in Bolton for five hundred years, and had given their name to the village of Chandlers Green. The dynasty, now in decline and ruled by Richard Chandler, is reduced to an unhappy household and a few tenanted properties. But Richard continues to behave as though he were lord of the manor. Jean, his wife, is terrified of him; his aunt, Anna Chandler, has moved out of the house and is writing a history of candlemaking; his grown-up children despise him, but fear for their mother if they were to leave home. And now Richard's arch-enemy, Alf Martindale, is planning to move into his village, and Richard knows that the past is catching up with him fast. A crisis forces him to leave his manor for a while, and he has no way of knowing that Jean is arming herself against his return. The past and the present are about to come together in a way that can only end in tragedy...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552150330
ISBN-10: 0552150339
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 105mm x 26mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Ruth Hamilton

Chandlers Green by Ruth Hamilton Chandlers Green, Paperback (October 2015)

The Chandlers had been making candles in Bolton for five hundred years, and had given their name to the village of Chandlers Green. The dynasty, now in decline and ruled by Richard Chandler, is reduced to an unhappy household and a few tenanted properties. But Richard continues to behave as though he were lord of the manor.

Judge's Daughter by Ruth Hamilton Judge's Daughter, Paperback (September 2015)

A sweeping novel of love, lust and hatred set in 1950s Lancashire.

Mersey View by Ruth Hamilton Mersey View, Paperback (September 2015)

A heartwarming novel of life afresh in a new Liverpool landscape.

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Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » For five hundred years the Chandlers have been the leading lights of Bolton and of the village named after them, Chandlers Green. Heir of the respected candle-makers Richard Chandler, an alcoholic in denial, squanders their wealth. Chandler is a bully who abuses his own father and dominates his terrified wife. Their sons Jeremy and Peter are so cowed they show little initiative or passion but settle for the cruel family life they have always known. Only their sister Meredith has some of their father's force of character. But the real catalyst for change comes in the form of Alf Martindale the rag-and-bone man who moves his family into the exclusive village. Alf knows Chandler rather too well. As the families become entwined devastating secrets from the past and the present destabilise the mismanaged and damaged Chandler clan. This is a multi-stranded exciting tale that pulls the reader along. Hamilton has a flair for characterisation and through the dark moments the truth and courage of the Chandlers shines through. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Ruth Hamilton

Ruth Hamilton is the bestselling author of A Whisper to the Living, With Love From Ma Maguire, Nest of Sorrows, Billy London's Girls, Spinning Jenny, The September Starlings, A Crooked Mile, Paradise Lane, The Bells of Scotland Road, The Dream Sellers, The Corner House, Miss Honoria West, Mulligan's Yard, Saturday's Child, Matthew and Son and Chandler's Green. She has become one of the north-west of England's most popular writers. Ruth Hamilton 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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