/ Lead title A deeply moving saga of a young couple with high hopes for a bright future in rural Ireland, only to find themselves embroiled in the uprising of 1916 and having to make a new life for themselves in Birmingham. / Gritty and authentic evocation of surviving in the toughest of times / Guaranteed to appeal to all saga lovers / Competition: Meg Hutchinson, Lyn Andrews, Annie Murray
Anne Bennett was born and brought up in Birmingham. Her parents were Irish, and she still has many connections to that country. For many years she taught in schools in the West Midlands, but has now moved to North Wales where she concentrates on writing full time.
'[Anne Bennett is] blessed with a vivid imagination and a natural aptitude for writing' Daily Post 'The beauty of Anne's books is that they are about normal people and are sewn through with human emotions which affect us all' Birmingham Post