The Fifteen Streets: A Novel

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Simon & Schuster, 1952 - England - 402 pages
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"For the impoverished of 1800s Ireland, life on the Fifteen Streets is a prison of sorts. For no matter how hard each of them works, no one escapes. The eldest son in an ever-expanding family, John O'Brien, unlike his brooding father, carries the burden of his loved ones on his strong shoulders-and their cares in his breaking heart. When John meets Mary LLewellyn, a lightning bolt of desire sets into motion an unwavering determination to work his way out of poverty, for Mary is from a world of privilege and wealth that looks down upon his kind. Thwarted at every turn-first by John's dangerous brother Dominic, a violent bad seed, then by Mary's outraged family-the embattled couple must fight for what they believe in-a love that comes along once in a lifetime."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Rezeda - LibraryThing

This is the third book of Cookson that I've read, and already it seems repetitive. I know, that this book was the first, but, unfortunately, Cookson used the same types and devices in later books in ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

First US publication of a 1952 novel by the late Dame Catherine—and a good one: Cain and Abel on the Tyneside docks.Young and strapping John O'Brien has a romantic heart and a poetic way, though all ... Read full review



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