A sequel to "The Girl Now Leaving". Poverty, factory work and union activism in her native Portsmouth have fired Lu Wilmott with a desperate urge to explore new places, experience new sensations. A call to Spain is impossible to resist.
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Poverty, factory work and union activism have filled Lu Wilmott with a determination to break out, to get away. The call to Spain, at the start of the bloody muddle of its civil war, is irresistible. Here she can become the woman she’s always wanted to be, unencumbered by her background. Signing up as a driver, Lu breaks the last link with her past and becomes Eve.
As one of the few women in charge of heavy vehicles, her work takes her close to figures of many nationalities. But it is the country and its people that have the greatest effect upon her as she falls in love with Spain. Here, worlds away from her former life, Eve encounters an old love. But there is little room now for romance. Her stamina and commitment are stretched to the limit.
In the crucible of war – extremes of heart and cold; food running low; chaos as the end of the Republic looms – a formidable woman of great strength of character is formed from the basic elements of the spirited, naive girl who left Portsmouth.
‘Betty Burton constructs the world from the female point of view… carefully considered, subtle, and observant’
Betty Burton is the author of ‘Jude’, ‘Jaen’, ‘Hard Loves, Easy Riches’, ‘The Consequences of War’, ‘Goodbye Piccadilly’, ‘Long, Hot Summer’, ‘Falling in Love’ and ‘‘The Girl Now Leaving’, as well as a collection of short stories, ‘Women Are Bloody Marvellous!’. She has written for both television and radio, and won the Chichester Festival Theatre Award. Born in Romsey, Hampshire, she now lives in Southsea with her husband, Russ.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. Hardback. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Good condition book and DJ. 289 pages browning good and clean with clear print. 'In a powerful sequel to The Girl Now Leaving, Betty Burton takes her heroine to Spain as it tears itself apart in the bloody muddle of the Civil War. Poverty, factory work and union activism have filled Lu Wilmott with a determination to widen her horizons, to make something of herself, to break out, to get away. The call to Spain is irresistible: she can be useful; she can live up to her ideals; she can be the woman she's always wanted to be, . Bookseller Inventory # 009510
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. 1st Edition. VGC.HarperCollins,1996.First edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2).Tan hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(small crease and nick on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Nice and clean pages but slightly yellow and tainted on the outer edges,light shelf wear on the edges of the pages(slightly yellow.290pp. This is another paragraph Synopsis: A sequel to The Girl Now Leaving. Poverty, factory work and union activism in her native Portsmouth have fired Lu Wilmott with a desperate urge to explore new places, experience new sensations. A call to Spain is impossible to resist. Bookseller Inventory # 1724