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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Whisper to the Living
  • Ruth Hamilton
  • English
  • 07 July 2016
  • 9780552133845

8 thoughts on “Whisper to the Living

  1. says:

    This social history novel is set in Bolton a Lancashire town with cotton mills a big source of employment When Annie's dad was killed in the war her mother remarried and the 1950s turned out to be bleak years for her new stepfather had evil designs on the little girl I would love to say the book has cheerful aspects but every good point the characters achieve is hard won; and then they revisit a previous home and see how poverty stricken their former neighbours still are Annie had a temper and was a tough girl was determined to survive and learn Maybe some readers will be helped by reading of her struggle This is an unbiased review

  2. says:

    It seems wrong to say one enjoyed a book that deals with abuse which A Whisper to the Living does I did find myself engrossed by the characters their relationships and especially the setting which was evoked brilliantly Ruth Hamilton was a natural born storyteller if this book is any indication I could have lived without the brief third section of the story which felt like wish fulfillment than anything else to me And in the second section which switches from wonderful first person narration to third the protagonist Annie comes across as a Mary Sue—too good to be true But this was a fast moving never boring utterly absorbing read Thank you NetGalley and Transworld for providing me with a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review

  3. says:

    Gritty with humourThis novel captures the flavour of that era the cotton mills and the women whose lives were mapped out by men It was then that Annie grew up after losing her father in the war Annie had to face evil but her stubborn spirit kept her going

  4. says:

    Very touching story in the manner of Catherine Cookson Young girl loses father in the war and gets a truly evil stepfather You follow her from childhood to womanhood and cheer her all the way A very good story and a good author

  5. says:

    A very well written story that kept me gripped to the point I didn't want to put it down till I had read it Story about how a young girl survives the evils of her step father to come out the other side the winner and survivor

  6. says:

    This was the first Ruth Hamilton I ever read and I loved it This is a firm favourite of mine to this day The story of a young girl surviving the brutality of her stepfather and coming out the other side A heart warming story without sentimentality or mawkishness

  7. says:

    this is one of the best books I have read so far really excellent and heartwarming

  8. says:

    This was the first Ruth Hamilton book I read Absolutely loved it

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Whisper to the Living Annie Byrne was born during one of the worst winters Lancashire ever remembered When the doctor finally got through the nine foot drifts of snow mother and daughter were in a pretty bad way but both the new born Annie and her exhausted mother a spinner in the cotton mill were fighters tough and determined not to let the world knock them down They needed to be tough for when Annie's father was killed in the war Nancy married again And Eddie Higson once he'd courted and won Nancy Byrne turned into a nightmare of a man terrorizing the young girl with one secret evil after another She had two friends who helped her through these bad years Martin Cullen rough uneducated loyal who knew he wasn't good enough for her and David Pritchard the doctor who had supported her through the worst times and who had bad problems of his own Together they watched her grow into a beautiful young woman desperately fighting the legacy of her childhood

About the Author: Ruth Hamilton

Ruth Hamilton is one of North West England's most popular writers She is the bestselling author of twenty five novels including Spinning Jenny The Bells of Scotland Road Mulligan's Yard Mersey View and That Liverpool Girl She was born in Bolton which is the setting for many of her novels and has spent most of her life in Lancashire She now lives in Liverpoolsource