House of Lyall
By (author) Doris Davidson
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House of Lyall by Doris Davidson
Book DescriptionMarion Cheyne is young, poor and ambitious. Her humble village roots and poorly paid job offer few opportunities and Marion feels trapped in a dead-end existence. So when an unexpected chance to escape presents itself, Marion grabs it, ignoring the moral implications of her actions, and sets out on a new life far away in Aberdeen. Years later and the struggling servant girl Marion has been transformed into Marianne, wife of the heir to Castle Lyall, and every inch the lady of the glen. More a business arrangement than a love match, Marianne's commitment to her role and to the name of Lyall is total, and as family, friends and world wars come and go, she will stop at nothing to protect her hard-won position. But the many secrets of her past refuse to stay safely buried. Nothing in the small community of the glen can remain hidden forever...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841584720
(198mm x 129mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 15-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Doris Davidson
Duplicity and Other Stories, Paperback (August 2009)
A novella and collection of short stories by Scotland's favourite novelist.
Three Kings, Paperback (August 2009)
Forced into service at the age of fourteen, orphan Katie Mair must enter the bleak and cut off household, Howe of Denty, that turns out to be not as respectable as it first appears. One desperate act of defence from Katie is to a start a chain of despair, passion and revenge.
Monday Girl, Paperback (May 2007)
After the death of her father, 10-year-old Renee and her mother are forced to open up their Aberdeen home to two lodgers. An impressionable and romantic child, Renee grows up weaving romantic fantasies around both men, firstly the dependable Jack and later the charming Fergus, who breaks her heart.
Time Shall Reap, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by Doris Davidson
It is 1915, and Elspeth Gray is young, unmarried, heavily pregnant and destitute in a strange city. Helen Watson and her husband, themselves expecting a baby, gladly give the desperate girl a home. After Elspeth's son is born, however, Helen tragically loses her own child, and in her traumatised state transposes the two births in her mind.
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Author Biography - Doris Davidson
Doris Davidson was born in Aberdeen and has lived there all her life. After a career as a primary school teacher she began to write and has subsequently become one of Scotland's best-loved romantic novelists. Her books include) The Road to Rowanbrae (1991), Time Shall Reap (1993), Waters of the Heart (1994), Three Kings (1996), Girl with the Creel (1997), and Back of Beyond (2002).
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