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!
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby (21 November 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0749023783
- ISBN-13: 978-0749023782
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.8 x 19.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
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