The engrossing saga from the author of 'A Child's Voice Calling' and 'A Child At The Door'.
It is 1923 and Daisy Somerton and Lucy Drummond, both 19, are leaving home, the Hampshire market town of Belhampton, for Richmond, London - Daisy to be a nursemaid, prior to training as a nurse in London, whilst Lucy is to take a secretarial course near Twickenham Film Studios.
Both are befriended by the actress Maud Ling, childhood friend of Daisy's eldest sister, Mabel. The girls meet Maud's young brother Teddy and Lucy falls in love with him. When he falls for a glamorous American actress and goes to the US with her Lucy is heartbroken.
Determined to get on with her life she finishes her training and decides to work for the studios. Daisy too must face her own heartache. Life isn't easy for either girl and soon tragedy strikes. Against all odds both must fight for what they really want in life.
Set in the 1920s and '30s 'A Child Of Her Time' follows the story of two women who have affairs with older married men, one with tragic consequences; an unmarried mother and a woman who marries a man seven years her junior.
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 02 / 2004