Annie of the Point
Author: MARK WEIR
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Night after night, Annie Crowther stands on the harbour side, looking out to sea and longing for the return of her husband, Samuel, who was press-ganged two years ago.
With only her daughter, Bessie and her best friend, Mary for company, Annie struggles to make ends meet, to stay out of the workhouse, and to survive in the harsh environment of Portsmouth’s notorious Point. It is a lawless place, ruled with an iron hand by George Brownrigg, the self-appointed King of the Point, who has desired Annie for as long as he can recall.
When tragedy threatens, with no-one else to turn to, Annie finds herself in George’s debt and fears it’s a debt she will not be able to pay – not without breaking her vows to her beloved husband. To her surprise, she discovers the man beneath the ruler is a kinder one than she’d expected and something akin to love begins to blossom between them.
George is happier than he’s ever been, until one day there is a knock on the door…
Annie of the Point is a story of one woman’s strength and love, when everything seems to be against her.
Format(s): Paperback and Kindle
ISBN: 978-0-910603-52-9 (Paperback)
ASIN: B07GH3QKK3 (Kindle)
Edition: 1st Edition
Imprint: GWL Publishing
Classification: Fiction, Crime, Thriller, Murder, Mystery, Historical Romance, Action & Adventure
Paperback Published: 15 August, 2018
Kindle Published: 14 August, 2018
No. of pages: 320pp
Praise for Annie of the Point:
…full of surprises…
Amazon Customer Review, 04 January, 2015.
…had me gripped from page one…
…a twisted, gory but compelling read…
…couldn’t put it down.
Joanne Dempsey – Amazon Review, 09 December, 2014.