The Girl From Liverpool

Elizabeth Morton

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26 May 2022
432 pages


Will the coming war divide them . . . ?

For as long as she can remember Peggy O’Shea has been expected to work at the family dairy, look after her younger siblings, and eventually marry cow-keeper Martin Gallagher. And that’s the way it has predictably gone, apart from one glorious summer when, at the age of eight, she meets handsome Anthony Giardano.

But there’s bad blood between the Irish O’Sheas and the Italian Giardanos, so perhaps for the sake of both of their families, it’s a good thing when Anthony suddenly disappears.

Ten years later at the start of the war, Peggy bumps into Anthony again. But as they begin to rekindle their friendship, Italy joins forces with Germany and Liverpool turns on its Italian residents overnight, making any relationship between Peggy and Anthony impossible . . .

A gritty World War Two historical saga from Elizabeth Morton the acclaimed author of Angel of Liverpool.

One of my favourite authors – I love her books!

This book is an absolute gem – full of humour, heartbreak and love, vividly bringing to life the people and places of post-war Liverpool

Heartstrings are tugged in this gritty Liverpool saga which is beautifully written . . . Saga writing at its best . . . a poignant reminder of how society has changed