By (author) Glenice Crossland
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Christmas Past by Glenice Crossland
Book DescriptionWhen seventeen-year-old Mary O'Connor collapses one Sunday in church she is taken to live with Dr Roberts and his wife in a beautiful Yorkshire village for her health. Though initially employed as a maid, Mary soon becomes the daughter the couple were never able to have. With Britain at war, unable to remain idle, Mary finds employment in the local steel works but when her fiance Tom Downing is killed in action Mary is convinced it is retribution for their night of sin during Tom's Christmas leave. However, Mary grows to love Jack Holmes, a local miner. They marry and move into a humble terrace house with little but their love to keep them going. As the years pass Mary is determined to achieve success for herself and her family. She sets up her own dressmaking business and it seems as if she has finally found peace of mind. But the business starts to dominate her life until tragedy once more threatens to destroy all she most cherishes...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099515647
(178mm x 110mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Glenice Crossland
Family Christmas, Paperback (November 2009)
Lucy Gabbitas has just left school and is excited about joining her sisters at the local umbrella factory. But then her father dies of lung disease leaving Lucy and her brothers and sisters broken-hearted. With barely enough to make ends meet, the family receive no sympathy from their tyrannical mother, Annie.
Ever Open Door, Paperback (November 2008)
Presents a story of a hard working, down-to-earth community in a small Yorkshire town during the Second World War and its aftermath.
Stanford Lasses, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Glenice Crossland
In the small Yorkshire town of Cottenly - dominated by the steel works and surrounded by beautiful countryside - Isaac Stanford lives with his wife Emily and their three lovely daughters, known locally as the Stanford lasses. This is the story of these three daughters.
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Author Biography - Glenice Crossland
Glenice Crossland lives in Sheffield. She has loved writing from an early age, only taking it seriously after early retirement from her job in a leisure centre. She has read one of her poems of BBC2, had several read on Radio Sheffield and more published in various anthologies. She is well known locally for her watercolours of churches and local traditions. Married with one son and grandchildren she still lives a few hundred years from the house in which she was born. She is also the author of The Stanford Lasses.
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