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Once upon a time in England

Author: Helen Walsh
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A young man with shock-red hair tears through the snowbound streets of Warrington's toughest housing estate. He is Robbie Fitzgerald, and he is running for his life - and that of his young family. In his heart, Robbie knows the odds are stacked against them. In this unbending northern town, he has married the beautiful brown nurse who once stitched up his wounds. Susheela is his Tamil princess, but in the real world  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Walsh
ISBN: 9781847671790 1847671799
OCLC Number: 245118526
Description: 359 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Helen Walsh.

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A young man with shock-red hair tears through the snowbound streets of Warrington's toughest housing estate. He is Robbie Fitzgerald, and he is running for his life - and that of his young family. In his heart, Robbie knows the odds are stacked against them. In this unbending northern town, he has married the beautiful brown nurse who once stitched up his wounds. Susheela is his Tamil princess, but in the real world the Fitzgeralds have to face up to prejudice, poverty and naked hatred from their neighbours. Now Robbie has seen a way out, and he's sprinting to his date with destiny ..." "This night starts a chain of events that will reverberate throughout this family - Robbie, Susheela, their son Vincent and unborn daughter, Ellie." "Across two decades of struggle, aspiration, achievement, misunderstandings, near-misses and shattered dreams, Helen Walsh plunges us into their lives and loves ... --Jacket.

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