A Sixpenny Song (Paperback) by Johnston Jennifer
From Costa prizewinning and Booker-shorlisted Jennifer Johnston comes a beautifully crafted alluring tale of family and secrets. Not every death is a tragedy. Not every silver lining is intact. Annie's father is dead. She isn't sorry. A rich and domineering man he was always more passionate about money than the happiness of his wife and child. And when his lovely fragile wife Jude died in mysterious circumstances when Annie was still very young her father sent her to school in England and tried to ensure that Jude was never mentioned again. Now at last his days of tyranny are over. And so Annie leaves London and goes back to Dublin to the house in which he lived and her mother died where she makes the first of several startling discoveries: he has left her the house she hated. Now just when she thought she was free of him she is expected to make a new life in Ireland and live as he would have wished. Does she dare to defy him one more time? And who will be able to tell her the truth about her mother's life and death before she has to decide?