- Title: The Girl From World's End
- Author: Leah Fleming
- ISBN: 9781847563569
- Page: 391
- Format: Paperback
When tragedy strikes, there s only one place she can go A captivating debut from a born storyteller.When 8 year old Mirren Gilchrist is orphaned after a tragic accident, she is sent to live with her estranged relatives deep in the Yorkshire Dales She struggles to fit in, her town ways a mystery to the country children.One day, fleeing school and the cane she takes refWhen tragedy strikes, there s only one place she can go A captivating debut from a born storyteller.When 8 year old Mirren Gilchrist is orphaned after a tragic accident, she is sent to live with her estranged relatives deep in the Yorkshire Dales She struggles to fit in, her town ways a mystery to the country children.One day, fleeing school and the cane she takes refuge from a fierce snowstorm in the ruins of a stone cottage Legend has it that World s End is haunted but Mirren has finally found somewhere she can call home and her love affair with this magical place begins.It s the place she falls in love with Jack, the place she secretly hopes will one day become their very own But the Second World War arrives and everything is thrown into turmoil Jack returns from leave a changed man violent and uncaring, a cruel streak shining though.Mirren struggles to cope with the transformed Jack and new motherhood Then tragedy strikes and history looks set to repeat itself Is heartache here to stay or can Mirren find solace and inspiration in the only place she has ever felt truly safe
Recent Comments "The Girl From World's End"
This book was unfortunately disappointing for this reader. I've not read a lot of historical fiction so I don't have a lot to go by, but this was a flat read for me. Very predictable, plot turns were just average and the writing quite dull. The blurb gave the story line away unfortunately, so I was left with not a lot to go on. I noticed this author has written other books that my friends have enjoyed, so maybe I chose the short straw with starting on this book, her others may be better. This st [...]
****4.5****The one thing that kept flowing through the story was 'Alcohol'. Mirren Gilchris, is a girl who is orphaned by her father's death because of too much drinking. Her mother, baby brother long gone because of some sickness. She, at a small age itself, knows the effects of drinking and pledges to oppose it. When her maternal grandparents starts looking after her, slowly molding her to their farm, it becomes a soft,lovely tale. Mirren falls in love with eccentric Jack but when he returns f [...]
The Girl From Worlds End is exactly what you would expect. Orphaned townie girl, sent to the country to live with grand-parents we has never metIt's got to be good right? And it was! (Well, i enjoyed it.) Mirren's life goes from bad to worse in this book. But a well written ending i would say. I'm not a quick reader but i finished this fairly fast, as i wanted to know how Mirren's life would turn around. VW XD
The back cover of the book gives away a little too muchThe story is quite predictable but still a good story about what farm life was like in England during WWII. I picked the book up while in Thailand and will leave it behind in Cambodia. Not a good enough read to drag around on my travels but if you ever come across it I would say it is a decent quick read.
really enjoyed this book, so easy to read
“The Girl from World’s End” is a stirring blend of heartbreak, tragedy and love that begins when eight-year-old Mirren Gilchrist, orphaned after a tragic accident is sent to live with her deceased mother’s parents at Craigside Farm in the Yorkshire Dales. Struggling to adapt, Mirren is bullied at her new school fleeing in a snowstorm and taking refuge in the ruins of a stone cottage believed to be haunted. Yet it is this haven at World’s End that will save her life more than once throu [...]
I've read two other books by Leah Fleming and really enjoyed them. This one, not so much. It was boring, so predictable and I honestly couldn't wait for it to end.
LoveLove always wins and all through the book I was wishing for Ben and Mirren to find each other. The story was superb
A good quick read for the beach - read it in a few days. Will look out for more of her books as I like quick reads which don't acquire lots of thinking. Fleming does make you feel for the characters though and I almost wanted to shout out at Mirren that she was missing out on a good thing.In a nutshell, Mirren is orphaned after her drunken father dies / kills himself. She is sent to live with grandparents she didn't know but she gets on well with them all and settles down to life in the country. [...]
I found this book quiet predictable with very little surprises, but heavily enjoyed the story. I really like post- war stories as it gives insight in to a time when I was not alive and the struggles and hardships that they faced. I would recommend 'The Girl From World's End' to anyone who enjoys romantic war time stories and is ready to have their heart ripped out. It is definitely a novel for a more mature audience as it does have some minor sex references. The novel opens your eyes to how farm [...]
A good summer read - very light and extremely predictable. The main character Mirren has many hardships in life most of them caused by alcohol and very bad taste in men. Mirren's father was an alcoholic who gets run over by a train leaving her an orphan to be raised by wonderful grandparents in the Yorkshire Dales, she marries Mr. Wrong who also becomes an alcoholic and causes the death of her daughter and her unborn child. Mirren herself becomes an alcoholic and her husband gives up drinking bu [...]
A very nice easy summer read. A couple of things happened that I didnt expect and I liked Ben more than I thought I would. Occassionaly the author could have used a thesaurus but generally, a very nice book.
This book was ok. I thought that it would be better and plot or outline was fine but I thought that it could have been delivered better. I got about half way through and was looking forward to finishing it just so that I could read something else
Good story but predictable.
Easy summer reading.
Another book I couldn't put down
Easy read and I enjoyed it.
Nice holiday read, easy to follow.
Enthralling, enjoyable and an easy read. Read it in a day. But I couldn't read a book the next day.That's how I know I enjoyed a book-- when I have to mourn that it's over for a day or so after.
This was ok but I didn't get invested enough in the main character to really feel for her when tragedy struck as it did many times.
I gave this book 5 stars it was a lovely story and quite emotional in parts I always enjoy reading Leah Fleming's books
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