To Hear a Nightingale
By (author) Charlotte Bingham
To Hear a Nightingale by Charlotte Bingham
Book DescriptionA saga of country life in America and Ireland in the 1950s follows the fortunes of Cassie, whose childhood makes her more familiar with stigma and rejection than happiness. The loss of her second child and her husband are just some of the hurdles she must cross bofore she can return home in triumph.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780553176353
(178mm x 114mm x mm)
Imprint: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jul-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charlotte Bingham
Daisy Club, Paperback (August 2009)
Twistleton is a village untouched by time, taking its rhythms from the countryside around. Daisy, Jean, Freddie and their friends Aurelia and Laura are devoted to the place, so that when war breaks out Twistleton becomes the embodiment of everything for which they are fighting.
Land of Summer, Paperback (February 2009)
American heiress Emmaline Nesbitt has always understood that she is obliged to wed. But no proposals have so far come her way, until at a ball in her family home she meets Julius, an Englishman who proposes to her. Shortly after, Emmaline sails to England for her wedding. What awaits her on arrival is a long way from her expectations.
Enchanted, Paperback (August 2008)
When Kathleen finds a mare in foal, despite the fact that she and her father can barely afford to feed her, they take her in. Tragically the mare dies, leaving an orphan that they name The Enchanted. Rory James and his father take a chance on the little horse in the hope of improving the fortune of their run-down racing yard.
Goodnight Sweetheart, Paperback (January 2008)» View all books by Charlotte Bingham
As Walter Berrisford paints beautiful Katherine Garland, she asks him to put a ladybird on her finger without his knowing why. He is appalled when he discovers that Katherine is a Nazi. War brings romance to all, including their flatmate Edwina O'Brien, but it is Betty, transferred to decode at the Park that discovers the truth about the Ladybird.
US Kirkus Review » British novelist Bingham's US debut novel: the story of a mistreated girl from New Hampshire who is swept off her feet by charming Irishman - and into the world of high-stakes horse-racing. Cassie McGann is brought up by her monstrous grandmother, but everyone else seems to love her until, at an exclusive boarding school, she makes a mortal enemy of rich, spoiled Leonora von Wagner by beating her at tennis. Rejected by her local sweetheart because of her illegitimate birth, Cassie runs away to New York and starts work in the lingerie department at Bergdorf's - where she meets racehorse-trainer Tyrone Rosse, who immediately proposes, having recently dismissed his mistress (Leonora's mother!). He and Cassie go on to enjoy a passionately happy marriage at his family home in Ireland, in spite of his reckless extravagance, the death of their second child, and Leonora's attempts to ruin their relationship and their finances. But when Tyrone is killed by a horse's kick, Cassie must then deal with men - some of them unscrupulous - who find her a desirable widow; she determines to take over as trainer (although, as a woman, she cannot be licensed) and fulfill Tyrone's dream by breeding a Derby winner - despite Leonora's wicked scheming. Throughout, the equine characters are more believable than the humans. Horseflesh fanciers will find much to like; for others, a moderately entertaining, if not terribly memorable, saga. (Kirkus Reviews)
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