The fight for Lizzie Flowers / Carol Rivers.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
ISBN: 9781471131332 (pbk.) :
In the bleak years after World War I, 15-year-old Lizzie Allen faces desperate times. With her mother dead and her crippled father a broken man, Lizzie is powerless to stop her elder brother Vinnie from falling into debt. Lizzie must draw on all her courage and resourcefulness to keep the family fed and clothed and prevent her two younger sisters from being taken into care. When barrow-boy sweetheart Danny Flowers asks Lizzie to leave for a better life in Australia, she refuses, sacrificing her own happiness for her family. Lizzie is determined to survive the brutal violence of her husband, Frank, Danny's jealous and vengeful brother. Despite Frank's terrifying threats, Lizzie is successful at the Flowers' greengrocery business - but when Danny returns from Australia to find her, with his son Tom, it's clear to Lizzie that she has to make a stand if she ever wants to find happiness.
454 pages ; 20 cm
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