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In 1948, while Britain is still enduring the aftermath of the War, Charlie Fletcher, a Leeds publican and black marketeer, always seems to have plenty of cash and ration coupons. When he falls in love and marries a young Irish girl, Siobhan, along comes daughter, Susan, who is the apple of her fatherís eye.
With an alcoholic mother and an increasingly secretive father, Susan finds solace in her friendship with classmate, Jimmy, and his mother, Pauline, an extended family she quickly learns to rely on through the hardships of life growing up in Leeds during the 1950ís and 60ís.
The Threlfalls follows Susanís journey to adulthood, her experiences seeing her grow into an independent, wilful but secretive young woman who isnít afraid of danger.
When tragedy takes the life of someone close to her, Susan is sure there is more to the death than meets the eye, and she sets off down an increasingly dark and dangerous path to uncover the truth.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 21 May, 2012.