Anne Bennett Mother's Only Child

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Mother's Only Child

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Maria is a girl with a great talent for fabric design, and while the world becomes embroiled in war, all she can think of is her scholarship to the prestigious Grafton Academy in Dublin. However, when her father has a dreadful accident and her mother breaks down in guilt and grief, Maria, as the only child, must give up her hopes of a career and care for them. Reluctantly, she is driven into the arms of the supposedly reliable Barney, but he's no such thing, and as he grows increasingly difficult the family comes close to tragedy.

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Anne Bennett was born in the Horsefair district of Birmingham. The daughter of Roman Catholic Irish immigrants, she grew up in a tight-knit community. For many years she taught in schools to the north of Birmingham, before an accident put paid to that career. This gave her the chance to write full time. She has four children and four grandchildren. In 2006, after sixteen years in a wheelchair, Anne was able to walk again.

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