Good Daughters

Book in the series

3.97 based on 28 ratings & 8 reviews on Goodreads.com
Bello

Publication date: 25.02.2016
ISBN: 9781509819126
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

'What's so special about a son? Why doesn't she care about her daughters?'

Mary Hocking brings good humour and sympathy to her depiction of the Fairley sisters growing up in their close-knit West London neighbourhood before, during and after the war. Here, in the first novel of a trilogy, the girls are sheltered in a world whose traditions of hard work and frugality are upheld by their Methodist father, Stanley, and their strong quiet mother, Judith. But, as love comes to Louise and adventures tempt Alice and her friend, unease lurks and terrible rumours travel from Germany - auguries of the catastrophe to come.

In the media

Mary Hocking is a subtle and unusual novelist . . . who deals almost relentlessly with what passes as the ordinary
Financial Times