By (author) Catrin Collier
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Tiger Ragtime by Catrin Collier
Book DescriptionJudy Hamilton was born in the Cardiff docklands. Homeless after the death of her grandmother, she finds friendship, work and lodgings with Edyth Slater, above her bakery in Cardiff's colourful Tiger Bay. While attempting to make her way in a vibrant and complex society, Judy dreams of one day becoming a successful singer and actress. Restless and anxious to make his fortune, David Ellis also finds himself drawn to this busy port. He has left his brothers and sisters behind him on their isolated Breconshire farm. He is ready to embark on a new, more exciting life and is willing to do whatever it takes to find success. Judy and David both believe that they have the strength and determination to make their own luck. But trade has slumped and ships cease to sail in and out of port. The enterprising natives of Tiger Bay manage to make a living from those rich enough to remain unscathed by the depression of the 1930s. Flouting the law, they open illegal casinos, nightclubs and drinking dens to cater for those who can still afford a good time. None are more ruthless than Aled James, who employs David as his bookie's runner.With Aled's help, Judy finally breaks into the glittering paste and cardboard world of the city's nightclubs and theatres, but Aled demands a high price for his assistance. David and Judy soon discover that even with a pocketful of money, the life they'd dreamed about may come at too high a price...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752867052
(234mm x 153mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Catrin Collier
Princes and Peasants, Paperback (March 2016)
The second in the epic historical Tsar's Dragons series by award-winning novelist Catrin Collier, featuring the lives of Welsh and Russian settlers in the industrial city of Hughesovka, Ukraine in the 1870s.
Scorpion Sunset, Paperback (April 2015)
The third novel in the Long Road to Baghdad series, Scorpion Sunset is an epic, moving account of World War One in Mesopotamia, by one of Wales' most acclaimed historical novelists.
Winds of Eden, Paperback (September 2014)
December 1915. Following heavy casualties, General Townsend withdraws his exhausted troops to the town of Kut Al Amara, Iraq. His orders - to engage as many Turkish troops as possible in a siege situation. A relief force is hastily assembled, among them Charles Reid, Tom Mason, and Michael Downe, for each of whom the advance is personal.
Tsar's Dragons, Paperback (July 2014)» View all books by Catrin Collier
The first of a series based on the exploits of Welshman John Hughes, who founded a city in the Russian Empire, Hughesovka (now Donetsk, Ukraine).
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Author Biography - Catrin Collier
Catrin Collier was born and brought up in Pontypridd. She worked in Europe and America before returning to her native Wales. She now lives on the Gower Peninsula near Swansea, with her family.
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