The warm-hearted sequel to Shoddy Prince, set in 1920s York and Australia, by the bestselling Yorkshire author of the ‘Feeney’ Saga.
In an attempt to start life over again, the Prince family – Bright, Nat and Oriel – move from York to Melbourne, Australia, full of hope and optimism for the future. But unresolved problems from their pasts trouble them still. In this new epic of suffering, hardship and, ultimately, happiness, Oriel emerges as the central character. When, on the rebound from a passionate affair, she enters an unwise marriage, a train of events is set in motion that results in scandal and ruin…
Sheelagh Kelly, with her wonderful storytelling gifts, her sympathetic observations of character, her ear for dialogue and her wry sense of humour, gives us again a deeply satisfying novel about the triumphs and failures of ordinary people that will enchant her many fans.
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Set in York and Australia between the World Wars, 'A Complicated Woman' follows the fortunes of Oriel Maguire, whose parents’ enthralling story was told in 'Shoddy Prince'.
After twenty-two years’ estrangement, Bright Maguire and Nat Prince have been joyously reunited and plan to start a new life in Melbourne, Australia. Only after much agonizing thought can their daughter Oriel put aside her opposition to the father who deserted her and decide to go too.
The horrors of the Great War have retreated, leaving a thirst for excitement and frivolity, and Oriel is one of the many gay young things eager to cast aside the restrictions of the bygone era. But unresolved tensions from her past have left her ill-equipped for life in the wider world and her air of loneliness and eagerness to be loved make her an easy victim for those who would take advantage. Committing one folly after another, she stumbles from a disastrous liaison into an unwise marriage, and a train of events is set in motion that results in scandal and ruin, propelling her ultimately to the brink of tragedy. One then does she come face to face with the truth about heself, become reconciled to her family and claim the man she has dared to love.
“Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships”
“Sheelagh Kelly surely can write”
Sheelagh Kelly was born in York. She left school at fifteen and went to work as a book-keeper. She has written for pleasure since she was a small child. Later she developed a keen interest in genealogy and history, which led her to trace her ancestors’ story, and inspired her to write her first book. She has since produced many bestselling novels.
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Book Description 1998-03-02., 1998. Book Condition: New. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 592pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1412812
Book Description 1998-03-02., 1998. Book Condition: New. HarperCollins. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 592pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1711149
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006496504