The Shoemaker's Daughter
A Swansea Family Saga
By (author) Iris Gower
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Shoemaker's Daughter by Iris Gower
Book DescriptionWhen Hari Morgan's father died, he left her nothing but an ailing mother and the tools of his shoemaking business. But what he also passed on to his daughter was a rare and unusual gift - that of designing and making shoes that were stylish and different. One of the first to realise this was Emily Grenfell, spoilt, pettish daughter of Thomas Grenfell, one of the richest men in Swansea. Emily, who resented the beauty and courage of Hari Morgan, nonetheless was delighted with the dancing slippers she made for her debut at the Race Ball, one of the grandest events of the year. It was to be the beginning of a lifetime of friendship, hatred and rivalry between the two girls for, as Hari's business and fame began to grow, so did Emily's fortune began to decline. And between the two girls lay an even deeper tension, for Emily was about to be betrothed to her cousin, Craig Grenfell, a man whom Hari could not help loving and wanting for herself, a man who finally betrayed her. From then on, Hari was determined that nothing and no-one would prevent her rise to a triumphant success.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552136860
(178mm x 106mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Iris Gower
Sweet Rosie, Paperback (May 2012)
Rosie, sixteen, beautiful and vivacious, is in love with Watt Bevan, the manager of the famous Mainwaring Pottery. But Watt, unaware of her feelings, is becoming increasingly drawn into problems facing pottery owner Llinos Mainwaring, whose romantic marriage to Joe, the American Indian who stole her heart all those years ago, now seems in trouble.
Halfpenny Field, Paperback (August 2011)
Jessie Price is young and beautiful, and has travelled the drovers' roads from South Wales to London's Smithfield Market. She is anxious to escape from her wicked boss, Jed Lambert, and becomes a milkmaid in London. Her ambition to own her own dairy grows, and she is helped by young Albie, who has fallen in love with her.
Paradise Park, Paperback (July 2011)
Rhiannon, proud and spirited, is alone in the world after Bull Beynon, her one-time lover, marries someone else. She gains a respectable post as housekeeper to an elderly man, but when he dies his waspish sister throws her out onto the streets where she faces destitution.
Dream Catcher, Paperback (June 2011)» View all books by Iris Gower
The wedding of Llinos Savage, the young saviour of the Savage Pottery, and the fascinating Joe Mainwaring, sets the small sea front town of Swansea ablaze with gossip. Joe, born of an unlikely alliance between a native American squaw and a wealthy British businessman, is always perceived by the Swansea elite as a foreigner and an outsider.
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Author Biography - Iris Gower
Iris Gower was born in Swansea, where she still lives. The mother of four grown-up children, she has written over twenty bestselling novels. She received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Wales Swansea in 1999 and has been awarded an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cardiff.
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