Packed with sympathetic characters and a wealth of emotions, Joan
Jonker's saga brings to life a close-knit Liverpudlian community
in a bygone age
When fun-loving, eighteen-stone Eileen Gillmoss announces
that shes expecting a baby, her husband Bill thinks its
another one of her jokes. After all, its twelve years since
Edna, their youngest, was born. But when it sinks in that a baby
really is on the way, Bill is over the moon and decides that the
family should move out of their two-up, two-down terraced house
in Liverpool to one with more spacious accommodation.
Eileen digs her heels in at first, reluctant to leave
the house she loves and friends and neighbours so dear. But a scare
in the early stages of her pregnancy strengthens Bills resolve
to provide a more comfortable home for his wife and he finds the
answer when a house becomes available in the street where best friends
Mary and Harry Sedgemoor live. Before Eileen knows whats hit
her, shes installed in a smart home in a tree-lined road,
with posh new neighbours.
Then tragedy strikes and Eileen must come to terms
with a loss far greater than leaving behind her beloved neighbourhood.
She tries to put on a brave face, but she cant fool the people
who love her, who miss the smile on that round, chubby face and
the laughter ringing through her house. They vow to make amends
and fate steps in to lend a helping hand...
(ISBN: 0 7472 4861 3, Paperback £6.99)