Isla Dewar
A Winter Bride
June 14, 2019 Comments.. 834
A Winter Bride A girl Nell was convinced should have a good time at seventeen have met her true love at eighteen be engaged at nineteen and marry at twenty one While her mother regards the Locarno Dancehall as
  • Title: A Winter Bride
  • Author: Isla Dewar
  • ISBN: 9780091938147
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A girl, Nell was convinced, should have a good time at seventeen, have met her true love at eighteen, be engaged at nineteen, and marry at twenty one.While her mother regards the Locarno Dancehall as a den of iniquity, for seventeen year old, shop girl, Nell McClusky, it s the centre of the universe Where else is she going to meet the man of her dreams who ll take her awaA girl, Nell was convinced, should have a good time at seventeen, have met her true love at eighteen, be engaged at nineteen, and marry at twenty one.While her mother regards the Locarno Dancehall as a den of iniquity, for seventeen year old, shop girl, Nell McClusky, it s the centre of the universe Where else is she going to meet the man of her dreams who ll take her away from the hum drum realities of life on a council estate in 1950s Edinburgh At first Alistair Rutherford doesn t look that promising He dresses like a student than Nell s idol, Buddy Holly But Alistair comes from a wealthy family and is studying to be a lawyer, two things that mean that Nell soon has plans to leave her dance hall days far behind her But the reality of marriage is far different to Nell s romantic notions.
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    1 Blog on “A Winter Bride

    1. Rachel says:

      Isla Dewar s writing style seems to have changed with her last two books and while this one was OK, I much prefered her previous work.

    2. Carol W says:

      Life for teenagers in the 1950 s was a new and exciting era Teenagers were living for the weekends and dancehalls, the freedom from their parents and the new wave of Rock and Roll music that their parents thought most unsuitable Were they really ready to make life changing decisions Did their parents actually know best Nell believes she will be left on the shelf if she is not married by the age of 21 She is out to find a husband and time is running out She is almost 18 The story centres mainly o [...]

    3. Gowri N. says:

      I usually pick up books based on their rating and review This one was an exception because my phone had conked out while I was at the library But I m glad it happened if I d seen that this book has only a 3.1 rating, I wouldn t have picked it up Now that I ve read it, I really like it and think it deserves a 4 What works for me the narrative style and language, the colourful characters, the brisk pace at which things happen This is one book you can easily get caught up in and finish in one, or a [...]

    4. Kathy Mcanulla says:

      This seems to have been written with a TV mimi series in mind The characters are too extreme and lacking in subtlety However it rattles along as a family saga with Isla Dewar s usual warmth and verve however I am disappointed with the book as it s not up to her best.

    5. Elizabeth says:

      I have read better books from this writer.

    6. Teresa D says:

      Another book from Dewar full of larger than life charcters

    7. Bronwyn Rykiert says:

      I got through this book but I did not really enjoy it at all I did not get to like any of the characters at all, I though Nell was naive throughout the whole day.

    8. MN says:

      A pity I usually love Isla Dewar s novels

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