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Beckoning Hills By Ruth Elwin Harris

Beckoning Hills

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This series is a saga of the lives and loves of four sisters and their neighbours, the Mackenzies. Set during the early 20th century, it encompasses two World Wars and the sisters' individual stories are told against the backdrop of the major historical events of the time.

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Beckoning Hills by Ruth Elwin Harris

Sisters of the Quantock Hills is the compelling saga of the lives and loves of four sisters - Frances, Julia, Gwen and Sarah Purcell - and their neighbours, the Mackenzies. Set during the early part of the last century, the series encompasses two World Wars, and the sisters' individual stories are told against the backdrop of major historical events happening at the time. Beautifully written, this acclaimed series is being reissued with stylish, modern covers and is sure to become a favourite with a whole new generation of young readers.

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"An absorbing family drama - "the Little Women of our times." * "The family relationships are convincingly portrayed with considerable insight. Her descriptions of the countryside, flowers and scenery and of emotions are vivid, but her real strengths lie in characterisation." School Librarian. * "The Little Women of our times." The Times * "A family saga to enthral." The Times Literary Supplement * "Vivid... Memorable." The Guardian

About Ruth Elwin Harris


Ruth Elwin Harris has lived abroad at different times during her life. She spent three years in the USA before her marriage, working in jobs as diverse as secretary, sailing instructor and stage manager for a theatre company, and at one time helped out at an orphanage in India run by Mother Theresa's nuns. Ruth has written many stories for magazines and radio and is the author of Billie: The Nevill Letters, 1914-1916, a moving collection of World War I letters that she came across in the Imperial War Museum while researching the background for The Dividing Sea. Ruth now lives with her family in North Yorkshire.

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GOR001389793
Beckoning Hills by Ruth Elwin Harris
Ruth Elwin Harris
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Walker Books Ltd
2002-04-08
304
0744582830
9780744582833
N/A
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