Victorian Whitby is the setting for Jessica Blair's latest saga, a tale of lost inheritances, family feuds and starcrossed lovers - in the jet-carving industry. The Other Side of the River tells the story of Gennetta Turner, whose father owns a large jet-carving company. Competition between the companies is intense, and Mr Turner devises a way of consolidating his hold over the town by marrying his daughter off to the son of his arch-rival. However, Gennetta is wildly in love with her childhood sweetheart, a young sailor. How Gennetta foils her father's plan, defies local custom and makes a success of her own career is related in Jessica Blair's inimitable style, full of pace, adventure and appealing local detail.
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Jessica Blair grew up in Middlesborough, trained as a teacher and now lives at Ampleforth College. Since becoming a full-time writer, she has produced nearly fifty books under a variety of names.Review:
'Once again Jessica Blair has written an engrossing piece of romantic fiction (THE RESTLESS SPIRIT) in the manner of Catherine Cookson and Josephine Cox. Recommended'Yorkshire Evening Press
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6510132