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Reviewed in Australia on 6 November 2016
A mothers devotion, sacrifice and love makes this such a special read. She gives her children the grounding to go forward in an era of privilege and class. This story about a Scottish family living in the Edinburgh suburb of Leith is very well told, it is as that overused phrase suggests "the kind of family-saga that is unputdownable". It covers the years from 1938 on through the 2nd World War and postwartime. It is quite an emotional story about the Campbell families struggle to do the very best they can in a single parent household. Millie Gray describes the poverty, hardships and struggles of the war years, but injects so much humour keeping the reader laughing frequently, then tearing up next!
The children are all unique but equally young at heart, despite the daily hardships thrust upon them. This is a wonderfully heartfelt story, which becomes even sweeter once you get to know the family. A mothers love knows no class...
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