Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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THE SILENT COMPANIONS BY LAURA PURCELL, RAVEN BOOKS, £12.99, EBOOK £7.47 HHHH H NEWLY-WIDOWED Elsie Bainbridge is dogged by scandal: A grisly factory accident involving her father, the sudden death of her husband and accusations of arson, which she learns of while incarcerated in a psychiatric ward. As she attempts to remember the events that led her to be hospitalised, severely burnt and unable to speak, Elsie is troubled by thoughts from an abusive childhood she has tried hard to suppress.

MANHATTAN BEACH BY JENNIFER EGAN, CORSAIR, £16.99, EBOOK £9.99 HHH HH THIS is a lovingly constructed historical drama that focuses on the Manhattan waterfront scene in the Depression and war years.

Anna is a spirited girl with an ex-dancer mother and a once wealthy father, Eddie, who ends up scraping a living for a corrupt union official, whom he once saved from drowning. …

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