PRIZED POSSESSIONS by JESSICA STIRLING
Lizzie Conway has clawed her way out of the Gorbals slums
despite a crippling burden of debt left
by her husband. She would do anything
to protect her daughters from the violence of Glasgow's
mean streets. To give them a better
life, Lizzie sacrifices her own chance at happiness to break
endless round of poverty that engulfs
But now the girls are grown: Polly has
a secure post with the borough council, Babs is a clerk, and
even Rosie, whose life is marred by
deafness, is set to find work that suits her talents.
Lizzie soon discovers that her strength
and determination are not enough to protect her girls from
falling in love with men as tough and
feckless as their father. Yet Lizzie is a fighter to the
end-and so, as she learns, are her
Jessica Stirling brings Glasgow of the
1930s to vivid, vibrant life in this unforgettable story of
indomitable family of women.
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