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Book Title: The Fountain|
The author of the book: Mary Nichols
Edition: Allison & Busby
Date of issue: April 26th 2010
ISBN 13: 9780749008406
Format files: PDF
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A whimsical and romantic tale set in Norfolk in 1920, Barbara Bosgrove and her friends Penny and Simon are having a fantastic day together when she meets George Kennett.
He is determined to have her at any cost even if it means coercion, he is ambitious and tough and believe his hard work will get him everywhere in life, in work, in status and even in Barbara's bed.
When Barbara after seeing her father with a new lady in a compromising position succumbs to George's attentions in desperation to escape the "new" stepmother at home George feels his life is fulfilled but Barbara feels hers has ended as she is trapped in a loveless and philandering marriage and things get even more complicated when she becomes pregnant as she feels now with the burden of a family at this time, there are no options for her and nowhere to go to escape but then is that really true?
Simon can offer her an escape of sorts, he has always loved her and will genuinely do anything to have her in his life, even if that means affairs, brief meetings he will put up with it for love, unlike the cloying, domineering love of George.
But after she becomes pregnant until the baby's birth she is unsure of who the father is and only time will tell who the child will take after.
Will she be able to keep her secret and keep living with George's promiscuities, extra marital affairs and keep quiet about his wheeling dealing business interests or will the result of her tryst with Simon be the end of her marriage and life as she knows it?
Plot twists at every turn make this an exciting novel and believable characters lend it an air of realism and with whom the reader can empathise with.
Thoroughly enjoyed this and well worth reading.
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Read information about the authorBorn in Singapore to a Dutch-South African father and an English mother, Mary Nichols came to England when she was three and considers herself totally English. Her father, like many people who learn English as a second language, would have no sloppiness, either spoken or written, and Mary puts her love of the language down to him. He was also a great reader and there were always books in the house so that Mary learned to read at a very early age. She read anything that came to hand, whether it was suitable or not! By the time she was nine or ten, her one ambition was to be a writer.
Her first novel, handwritten in several school exercise books, was completed when she was fifteen. Not having any idea of how to go about finding a publisher, she wrapped it up and sent it to the editor of the woman's monthly magazine to which her mother subscribed. It says a great deal for that editor that she took the trouble to read it and sent Mary a long and very encouraging letter, which put her ambition into overdrive.
Finishing her education and finding a job took over in the next few years, followed by an early marriage and a family. When her children were all at school she joined her local writers' circle. Publication of articles and stories in a variety of periodicals and magazines followed, but the ambition to be a novelist never wavered and throughout the time she was writing and selling short pieces she was working on her novels.
Mary joined the Romantic Novelists Association in the 1960s. Her first novel was a contemporary one published by Robert Hale in 1981 and that was followed by nine more. Mary sent her first historical romance to Mills and Boon in 1985 and was delighted when a telephone call three weeks later told her it had been accepted. Since then she has been a regular writer for the historical series. Among these is a miniseries about a group of gentleman in the mid-eighteenth century who form a club to track down criminals, a sort of private detective agency, which naturally leads each of them into romance.
She is also the author of family sagas, published by Allison and Busby. She has also written a biography of her grandmother, entitled The Mother of Necton, who was the midwife and nurse in the village of Necton in Norfolk from 1910 until the advent of the National Health Service in 1948.
Apart from when her children were small, Mary always had a 'day job', being a school secretary, an editor of a house journal and an information manager for a database of open learning courses. Now writing full time, Mary spends part of every day at her computer producing her novels and divides the rest of the time between reading and research and gardening. Occasionally she gives talks about her writing to groups and societies. “Writing for me is an addiction,” Mary says. “I am not happy if I haven't got a book on the go and if my readers enjoy what I have written, then that is an added bonus.”
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