I sat down with a cup of coffee and The Poor Relation, just for an elevenses break. At six o'clock once the last page was finished I consented to feed the cat.
Susanna Bavin consistently writes books that have me turning the pages long after I should have gone to sleep or at least cooked lunch and the The Poor Relation is no exception.
We are in Manchester with Mary who has the misfortune to be born both a woman and a poor relation of a grand family. We have cads, crusading women, handsome doctors, an Edwardian matriarch and a rather fine ginger cat. As ever Susanna Bavin's grasp of history, geography and story telling weave a good tale. Just don't sit down for a 'quick coffee' and expect to be away before tea!
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About the Author
Susanna Bavin has variously been a librarian, an infant school teacher, a carer and a cook. She lives in Llandudno in North Wales with her husband and two rescue cats, but her writing is inspired by her Mancunian roots. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- File size : 586 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Allison & Busby (23 May 2019)
- Print length : 342 pages
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- ASIN : B07G4N4RNG
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 558,533 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Susanna Bavin on top page turning formReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 May 2019
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Susann Bavin- Comes up trumps yet again!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 May 2019
Susanna Bavin has managed to give us another lovely story. This book has been written with great feeling and covers the lower class relation to the upper class and it just goes to show what it was like in the early 1900's. The characters in this book are so real in this book and it gets you wondering. I fell in love with three of the characters, Mary Maitland (Kimber) Dr. Nathaniel Brewer and (Aunt) Helen Rawley. So I give it five stars and recommend this read. Just cannot wait for Susanna Bavin to write another novel.
Excellent.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2019
I loved all three of the previous books by Susanna Bavin and I loved this one too. Mary Maitland was a clever courageous heroine working hard for a satisfying future against all the odds, Nathaniel was a principled and thoroughly decent hero and Greg was a wonderful horror. Many characters are involved in this book, but overall the story of women's suffrage and inequality wins out. A beautifully written and researched page-turner and highly recommended.
A real page turner.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 April 2020
I love Susanna Bavin's novels - her sense of time and place really is second to none and this lovely book is no exception. Mary is a fine heroine and the exploration of class and the suffrage movement in early 20th century northern England was interesting and informative. Best of all, though, it is a rattling good page turner which will keep your nose in the book way past bedtime. Highly recommended.
BrilliantReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 July 2019
Yet another amazing read from Susanna Bavin I've read and loved all her books, they'll make you hold your breath at times, and at others you'll be smiling and feeling good, if your fans of Anna Jacobs, Dilly Court, then Susanna Bavin is up there.