Anne Bennett Far from Home

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Far from Home

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A moving family drama of one young woman's fight to survive and to find a place to call home 1938: Sixteen-year-old Kate Monroe is living in Birmingham, far away from her family in Ireland. Her parents have always doted on her siblings, Sally and James, leaving no time for her. Kate harbours a dark secret, a deep longing for her cousin. Feelings she must suppress in this deeply staunch Irish-Catholic community -- even if they are reciprocated. Crazed by her infatuation, Kate is left with no option, other than to up-roots once more and seek out a new life, far away from the temptation of Tim Monroe. Will Kate find true love, or will distance make the heart grow fonder?

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Anne Bennett was born in the Horsefair district of Birmingham. The daughter of Roman Catholic Irish immigrants, she grew up in a tight-knit community. For many years she taught in schools to the north of Birmingham, before an accident put paid to that career. This gave her the chance to write full time. She has four children and four grandchildren. In 2006, after sixteen years in a wheelchair, Anne was able to walk again.

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Praise for Anne Bennett: 'A powerful, heart-wrenching saga ! of love, loss and family ties' Woman's Weekly '[Anne Bennett] is blessed with a vivid imagination and a natural aptitude for writing' Daily Post 'The beauty of Anne's books is that they are about normal people and are sewn through with human emotions which affect us all' Birmingham Post 'Powerfully written' Woman Book Club 'A brilliant story and very gripping ! Anne Bennett really brings the characters to life. It's a great read. You won't be able to put the book down' Yours

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