The Calder Boats (by Gabrielle Ross)

The Calder Boats is a novel set in the early 20th century, written by Gabrielle Ross.

The story is about Tamarisk, a confident and determined young woman who tkes charge of her family completely when her father dies suddenly, leaving them penniless.

They live on a canal boat, and Tamarisk enters the male world of business to keep the boats running, despite the threat of the new railways.

Fast-paced, believable characters on the whole, but I didn't particularly enjoy it.

Review copyright Sue's Book Reviews, April 1999

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