From Glasgow on the brink of the Great War to the cut-throat world of London publishing - the spellbinding saga of three remarkable generations.
Cathy: a Glasgow factory-girl who experiences love, its loss and a kind of victory in the space of two turbulent wartime years . . .
Hannah: the daughter whose marriage enjoys the fruits of undreamt prosperity. But her love must learn to endure the turmoil of a very personal hurt . . .
Robyn: the product of her generation. Modern, extrovert and vivacious, her heart is broken by the only man she'll ever love. Yet she finally comes to control her destiny - and that of the lover she never really lost...
This is the unforgettable story of three women united in their love for books, for life, and for their men. A story which began with the little bookshop that Cathy fell in love with thirty years before. The Blackbird . . .
Praise for Emma Blair:
'An engaging novel and the characters are endearing - a good holiday read' Historical Novels Review
'All the tragedy and passion you could hope for . . . Brilliant' The Bookseller
'Romantic fiction pure and simple and the best sort - direct, warm and hugely readable. Women's fiction at an excellent level' Publishing News
'Emma Blair explores the complex and difficult nature of human emotions in this passionately written novel' Edinburgh Evening News
'Entertaining romantic fiction' Historical Novels Review
'[Emma Blair] is well worth recommending' The Bookseller
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