12/04/2000

A Liverpool Lullaby (by Anne Baker)

'A Liverpool Lullaby' is a novel by Anne Baker.

Evie, the only daughter of a dour and strict chauvinist, is shocked to see her mother just before her mother dies. She had been told that she had died many years previously.

Evie falls in love with Ned, a local lad, but her father disapproves so she runs away. She is happy for a while with two children, but then a crisis happens and she is rescued by her employer.

Fairly believable people in often sordid situations; the ending was rather too organised and unlikely for my tastes, with bits and pieces of conclusion rather than all being neatly tied together.

Probably not a book I'll read again.

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