Harriet Compton-Milne can't remember a time when she wasn't worried. Just twenty-one, the qualified jeweller feels old before her time. She can match stones, make platinum shine but she can't leave Bolton because her brother Ben, an OCD-riddled genius, wouldn't be able to cope without her. Her eccentric parents aren't much help, but when big trouble arrives, the family-including Hermione, Harriet's acerbic, attic-dwelling grandmother - will have to act as a unit if they are to survive and keep their sanity.
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About Ruth Hamilton: This top PLR author is one of north-west of England's most popular writers. Born in Bolton, which is the setting for many of her novels, she has spent most of her life in Lancashire and now lives in LiverpoolReview:
Harriet "Harrie" Compton-Milne lives life on a treadmill of emotional challenges. Her severely OCD brother can't relate to anyone but her. Harrie's grandmother, once so full of spit and vinegar, now wastes away in the attic, a victim of the ravages of multiple sclerosis. Since Harrie's scientist-father's only interest is his model trains, and her mother's focus is on keeping herself looking young, the responsibility for this dysfunctional family unit falls on Harrie's shoulders, even though she's only 21. Longing to start her career as a certified jeweler, Harrie is tied to her home, and there's no relief in sight. Hamilton is the author of more than a dozen novels, including The Reading Room (2009) and The Judge's Daughter (2007), and this emotion-filled story of family dynamics and self-discovery will appeal to those who like their books brimming with interesting characters. --Booklist, 1st June 2010
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Book Description Magna Large Print Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110750534656
Book Description Magna Large Print Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0750534656