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Black-eyed Devils

Black-eyed Devils

(2009)
(A book in the Quick Reads 2009 series)
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One look was enough. Amy Watkins and miner 'Big' Tom Kelly were in love. But can they keep their feelings secret or face the threat of death in a community torn apart by the miner's strike? Tonypandy, South Wales, 1911. Starving, striking miners fight soldiers and police on the picket lines for the right to earn a wage that will feed their families, while Irish labourers are brought in the take their place in the pits, for half their pay. Handsome 'Big' Tom Kelly, an Irish worker, comes to Wales looking for a better life and believes he has found it when he falls in love with Amy Watkins, the daughter of a strike leader. At night, the miners search out the Irish men, drag them from their beds, beat them and then hang them from the street lamp posts. Can Amy and Tom keep their love a secret forever? All they want is a future together. But in a world full of hatred, anger and violence, their dream seems impossible. Until another strike leader offers them a way out.

 
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Paperback Editions

March 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Black-eyed Devils (Quick Reads)
Author(s): Catrin Collier
ISBN: 1-906373-61-2 / 978-1-906373-61-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Black-eyed Devils
Author(s): Catrin Collier
Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Black-eyed Devils (Quick Reads)
Author(s): Catrin Collier
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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