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Against the tide / Rosemary Aitken.

By: Aitken, Rosemary, 1942-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Sutton : Severn House, 2004Description: 250 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0727860291 (cased) :.Subject(s): Sisters -- Cornwall -- England -- Fiction | Cornwall (England : County) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. DDC classification: 823.914
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Cornwall, England. 1914. Twin sisters Winnie and Dora are accustomed to conflict. Their fisherman father has always been a controversial figure, stirring up resentment among the locals for his modern fishing techniques. His only ambition for his daughters is to see them married well, but his plans do not include Dora falling in love with local miner's son Davy. Winnie marries wealthy businessman Nathan Zeal, whose cousin attractive older widower Zachariah shows an interest in Dora. Winnie encourages the match, and fate and family conspire to put an end to Dora's romantic hopes and her beloved job. When the Great War intervenes in all their lives, Dora, for the first time, attempts to forge a life that she wants. But can it include Davy?

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The Hunkin family is a step or two above poverty, but they have their worries. Stan Hunkin, a bear of a man, is controversial because of his newfangled ways of fishing. And he terrorizes his family. His wife, Sybil, is sickly and bedridden. Little Jamie is also somewhat sickly and mild-mannered, a sin as far as his father is concerned. Winnie and Dora are fraternal twins. Winnie is pretty and knows it. Dora--well, Dora is not so stunning, but she loves her job as a teacher's helper, so, naturally, her father threatens to make her quit. Young Tom Trewin, who works at the mine, has always liked Dora, but he doesn't stand a chance. Fate is cruel as obstacles drive them apart. Dora and Tom get on with their lives, and it takes World War I to bring them together again. Once more Aitken delivers an engrossing tale that pulls the reader right into a finely rendered world. --Maria Hatton Copyright 2004 Booklist