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The Four Streets (The Four Streets Trilogy) (2014)

by Nadine Dorries

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What a powerful book. I can't wait to read the next two books in the trilogy. Dorries has created characters whom you can see with your mind's eye and whose tears are your tears. In this small area of Liverpool, a predominantly Irish Catholic populace makes do with little or no money. However, they are happy in all senses and when ill luck befalls one of them they all feel it. Anything else I say will spoil it for you so let me just say that it's a must read. ( )
  Writermala | Oct 16, 2015 |
An absorbing family saga set during the 1950s in Liverpool.

I found it an easy and well written read. The story flows along and kept me turning the pages. The characters are interesting, engaging and well rounded. It deals with some delicate issues with sensitivity and it is not overly descriptive or graphic.

There is a great sense of community. The struggles of every day life are depicted insightfully and with finesse. It's a story of not only making ends meet, but how neighbours pull together in times of adversity. It revealed their fighting spirit! I particularly like the chapter where food was collected, cooked and then shared out between the streets.

A realistic and stirring tale which I very much enjoyed.

Many thanks Lovereading.co.uk for sending me an advance reading copy to read and review. ( )
  VanessaCW | Mar 10, 2014 |
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Heart-breaking, gripping, life-affirming, this story, based on the author's own childhood background, is set in the Catholic community in 1950s Liverpool, where young men and women, fleeing the poverty of rural Ireland, have come to seek a better life. The people of the Four Streets will work together, and they will laugh together. They will grieve together when tragedy unexpectedly strikes, leaving a young father to bring up his daughter alone. And they will stick together through hell and high water when a betrayal at the very heart of their community comes to light and must be avenged. This is the Four Streets, where loyalty and love are more powerful than poverty and hardship and where nothing is stronger than friendship.… (more)

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