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Disenchanted Widow, The Christina McKenna

Disenchanted Widow, The

Christina McKenna

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ISBN : 9781480522114
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Its 1981 and Belfast is burning. So, too, is freshly widowed Bessie Halstone: she burns with a desire to break with her troubled past. With her feckless husband gone, she leaves home hurriedly with her naughty nine-year-old son, Herkie, and not muchMoreIts 1981 and Belfast is burning. So, too, is freshly widowed Bessie Halstone: she burns with a desire to break with her troubled past. With her feckless husband gone, she leaves home hurriedly with her naughty nine-year-old son, Herkie, and not much else. The Dentist, an IRA enforcer, is on her tail. Hes convinced that Bessie, with her ?yella hair all puffed up like Merlin Monroe?s, ? has absconded with the takings from a bank heist. But car trouble strands mother and son in Tailorstown, a sleepy Ulster village. Bessie finds temporary work as housekeeper for the handsome and mysterious parish priest. In the meantime, Lorcan Strong, an artist and a native of the village, is summoned home. Hes been shanghaied into forging paintings for the IRA. Its work he cannot refuse- his mother and their business are under threat. Yet things are not what they seem in quirky Tailorstown. There is a ?sleeper? in the village. But who? Bizarrely, it is young Herkie, due to his childish curiosity, who unravels the mystery and saves the day.