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Mersey View

(2010)
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At the age of 45, Lucy Henshaw has finally left home. Her decision to go has been reached neither lightly nor suddenly, since her marriage has been broken for some eighteen years. However, as the mother of twin sons and a daughter, Lucy has felt it her duty to stay as a couple in the family house she was born in near Bolton, giving her children the security she knows they need. Now that her family is grown, content in the knowledge that she loves them, Lucy decides she is free to leave. She secretly purchases a beautiful house overlooking the Mersey, near Liverpool, and there she plans to start afresh. Within hours, she has met some characters: her new neighbour Moira, who is disabled and dying, and sees Lucy as the ideal new companion for her husband, Richard; Shirley Bishop, built like a battleship and a cleaner extraordinaire, towing her several-inches-shorter husband as a handy gardener behind her; and Dr David Vincent, who is grieving for the loss of his young son. It is soon apparent that Lucy need have no anxieties about being lonely. It is these new friends, too, who come to Lucy's rescue when her husband Alan, falls ill. Always a wastrel and fraudster who has tried to control her, his illness only seems to offer him another opportunity to complicate Lucy's life all over again. "Mersey View" is a compelling and gritty novel set in Liverpool, and is a wonderful story, rich with warmth and humour, by a much-loved storyteller at the height of her powers.

Genre: Historical

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July 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mersey View
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
ISBN: 0-230-74821-X / 978-0-230-74821-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mersey View
Author(s): Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4472-8767-3 / 978-1-4472-8767-4 (UK edition)
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June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mersey View
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
ISBN: 1-5098-1046-3 / 978-1-5098-1046-8 (UK edition)
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mersey View
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
ISBN: 0-330-50753-2 / 978-0-330-50753-0 (UK edition)
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January 2011 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Mersey View
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4079-2317-X / 978-1-4079-2317-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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January 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Mersey View
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4079-2318-8 / 978-1-4079-2318-5 (UK edition)
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January 2011 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: Mersey View
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4079-2319-6 / 978-1-4079-2319-2 (UK edition)
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March 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mersey View
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
Publisher: Isis Audio Books
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March 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Mersey View
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
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March 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mersey View
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
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June 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mersey View
Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
Publisher: Pan
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