'The Sunday Girls' records the changing fortunes of the Neill family during the 1930s' depression in Dundee. Daughter Ann is a bookworm and would love to stay on at school but, following the death of her mother, she is forced to help support the family by taking a job as a housemaid....
|Title||:||The Sunday Girls|
|Number of Pages||:||307 Pages|
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The Sunday Girls Reviews
Enjoyable story of families struggling in the times after the great war. A fairly simple tale that was still engaging and also a nice change from the crime and psychological thrillers I usually read. The only reference to the title is that two of the characters were both born on a Sunday, I felt this part of the story could have been expanded.
Interesting as a Dundee reader but feels like a fictional account of her own biography 'Voices in the Street'.
By giving this book only 3 stars it might look like I didn't really enjoy it. In fact, I really enjoyed the characters and general story but left annoyed by the unevenness of detail in the narrative, and what I felt was a rushed ending.Some parts of the story were just not fleshed out enough; the book finished never quite delivering what it promised at the richly written start. Highlights: Weirdly, the description of poverty, and the characters caught within.Nan, grandad and mrs Peters were lovely characters.And the other:The name of the book didn't really have much bearing on the actual story. This was shoe horned in by something Mrs Pringle says early on and not revisited.Lily seemed to grow quicker than the story and seemed too advanced for her age - I could be wrong - plus the childish talking really grated and didn't feel genuine.
Very interesting to read about Dundee for a change and to get an idea of the social history there and the extreme poverty of the working class who lived in the slums. Unfortunately though the writing in this story is poor and clunky - quite amateur in the storytelling. Still, it was an easy and entertaining read.
An easy to read book about the difficulties of life after the Great War. How families struggled yet pulled together when needed. Alongside this plot the main character also gets a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy lady. The plots intertwine well and you can't help but to feel a great deal of sympathy and empathy for all of them.
Love this book. Imagining all the streets of Dundee back in the days! The spirt of the people, living in such hardship and abject poverty post war!
Bought this because we used to live near the author & my husband comes from Dundee where this is set. Nice family sag. Just bought the next two books in the series
This is a great period piece with a very happy ending. A quick beach read that will leave you feeling great and trying to talk with a Scottish accent!