When seventeen-year-old Ruth Davies' father is invalided out of the Great War, the whole family has little choice but to move to the infamous Tiger Bay area of Cardiff. Not only are they faced with a life of adversity, but Ruth and her mother Caitlin also share a secret, one that no one else must ever know.
The sixth novel in Iris Gower's series about the women of Swansea at the beginning of the century. It follows the fortunes of Rhian Gray, who has left Sweyn's Eye to work in a Yorkshire woollen mill. The author also wrote "Fiddler's Ferry", "Morgan's Woman" and "Copper Kingdom".
Few relationships fire our imagination like that of Elizabeth I and her 'bonnie sweet Robin' - the Earl of Leicester, Robert Dudley. Almost immediately after she became queen, Elizabeth's infatuation with the married Earl became the subject of letters from scandalized ambassadors.
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It started as a student exercise, the knife under the drape, the model's pose chalked in place. But before Agatha Troy, artist and instructor, returns to the class, the pose has been re-enacted in earnest....