Black-Eyed Devils (Quick Reads)

Black-Eyed Devils (Quick Reads) by Karen Watkins, Catrin Collier

ISBN10: 1906373612
ISBN13: 978-1906373610
Author: Karen Watkins, Catrin Collier
Title: Black-Eyed Devils (Quick Reads)
Publisher: Accent Press Ltd (March 5, 2009)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1526 kb
Size PDF: 1604 kb
Rating: 4.8/5
Votes: 397
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Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Black-Eyed Devils (Quick Reads) by Karen Watkins, Catrin Collier



One look was enough. Amy Watkins and miner 'Big' Tom Kelly were in love. But can they keep their feelings secret or face the threat of death in a community torn apart by the miner's strike? Tonypandy, South Wales, 1911. Starving, striking miners fight soldiers and police on the picket lines for the right to earn a wage that will feed their families, while Irish labourers are brought in the take their place in the pits, for half their pay. Handsome 'Big' Tom Kelly, an Irish worker, comes to Wales looking for a better life and believes he has found it when he falls in love with Amy Watkins, the daughter of a strike leader. At night, the miners search out the Irish men, drag them from their beds, beat them and then hang them from the street lamp posts. Can Amy and Tom keep their love a secret forever? All they want is a future together. But in a world full of hatred, anger and violence, their dream seems impossible. Until another strike leader offers them a way out.

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