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"BROWNE HAS A TALENT FOR DRAWING US INTO HER CHARACTERS AND SITUATiONS" - Irish News Set in the mid 19th century, on the beautiful Island of Mull, the largest of Scotland's Western Isles, on the estate of Jarvisfield owned by Lachlan Macquarie Jnr - a young man deeply unhappy with his lot in life. In love with Beth Jarvis - the young girl of mixed blood whom he had believed would be not be accepted in Scotland's high society, leading him to marry someone else, now much to his regret. Beth - the daughter of George Jarvis, who has thoughts of no other man but John Dewar, the young naval officer who loved her and left her. John Dewar - a young lieutenant serving in the Royal Navy's "West Africa Squadron" patrolling the coast of Sierra Leone to prevent privateers transporting captured African slaves in the hold of their ships. A beautifully told dramatic and moving story of a young couple in love, and a young couple in hate, and the people around them who observe it all. Based on the true story of the Macquarie, Jarvis and Dewar families: THE WAYWARD SON is a complete stand-alone novel in its own right, and is also the fourth and concluding book in the 'Macquarie Series.'
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Gretta Curran Browne was born in Dublin city where she spent some of her childhood years in the notorious Goldenbridge orphanage. Later she was transferred to a second orphanage in Preston in England, which was less harsh, and where, due to one special nun, she became acquainted with the magic of storytelling. In her teenage years she moved to London to study Drama, working as a telephonist at night to pay her rent and attending Drama school in the day: after which she spent some years working full time in theatre and occasionally in television. Her first attempts at professional writing began after her two children were born, and she became a full-time mother, writing at night when the world and her children were asleep. She began with two short stories, both of which won prizes. She then began her first novel, Tread Softly On My Dreams, based on the true story of the young Irish hero, Robert Emmet. Published by Headline and critically acclaimed by the Press, Tread Softly On My Dreams was acquired by the University of Notre Dame in the US, and The Princess Grace Irish Library in the Palace of Monaco. This was followed by her second Irish novel, Fire On The Hill and later followed by her first contemporary novel, Ghosts In Sunlight. Gretta’s writing career was interrupted in full flow when her son broke his back in an accident and needed her care for some years. Now fully recovered, her son is a successful young actor and Gretta has returned to her passion for writing. She is now an internationally published author with three of her books being published in all countries in Scandinavia, as well as Germany, Portugal, Holland and Japan. Gretta is married to a lawyer and lives in London.
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Book Description Eighty-Eight Publications, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0957231091
Book Description Eighty-Eight Publications, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110957231091