It was 1950. Magsy O'Gara, her husband killed in the war, plodded through her daily routine as a hospital cleaner, dedicating all her spare time to Beth, her genius daughter.
Pursued by men who admired her great beauty, she was determined to remain a widow.
Nothing was to divert her from her gruelling schedule.
Her goal was simple: Beth would become a doctor. Beth, however, wanted a normal life -- a brother, a sister, a stepfather who might make her wonderful mother happy.
So Beth was delighted when a personable man began to court Magsy.
Across, the road at number 1, Nellie Hulme, trapped in a world of silence, watched the other two Saturday girls.
Deaf since infancy, Nellie had a secret so huge that it amused her.
What would folk have thought had they known her true position in life? And why did she 'hear' in her dreams?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 360 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 19/07/2012
- Category: Sagas
- ISBN: 9780230757127