Against the Tide The Flither Pickers , The Herring Girls , Beneath Burning Mountain by Theresa Tomlinson
  

Against the Tide The Flither Pickers , The Herring Girls , Beneath Burning Mountain

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Against the Tide The Flither Pickers , The Herring Girls , Beneath Burning Mountain by Theresa Tomlinson

Theresa Tomlinson has established herself as a talented writer of historical fiction, particularly when pinpointing her home territory on the NE coast of England. Here in one volume are three of her most gripping novels in which she describes the courage and humour with which the fishing families face up to the hard conditions of their lives. The Flither Pickers of Sandwick Bay are the women of the community who spend their days gathering shellfish on the shore - limpets and mussels - and balting the lines for the fishermen. The story centres on young Liza Welford whose mother is haunted by an accident of the past, Liza herself and the women of the village forced to launch the lifeboat when the fishing boat belonging to her father is overturned in a storm. In THE HERRING GIRLS, when tragedy strikes the Lythe family, 13-year-old Dory joins the tough world of the Scotch herring girls in Whitby in order to earn money and save her brothers and sisters from the workhouse. Family life is destroyed for Ann and Polly Lancroft in BENEATH BURNING MOUNTAIN when the violent and merciless press-gangs invade the cliffs where men and women create alum crystals for a livelihood - and their home is wiped out by a sudden landslide. Skilfully blending fiction with reality, Theresa Tomlinson has written three moving and absorbing stories of close-knit communities of fisher-folk of a hundred years ago whose whole existence is governed by the sea.

About the Author

Theresa Tomlinson
Theresa Tomlinson and her husband live in Sheffield and have three grown up children. She has been short listed twice for the Carnegie Medal and for the Sheffield Children`s Book Award. She is keenly interested in the local history of the north east of England and now recent visits to Turkey have resulted in these two powerful novels of the Amazon women.

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Paperback
259 pages
Interest Age: 9-11

Author

Theresa Tomlinson
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Author's Website

www.theresatomlinson.com/

Publisher

Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

4th August 2005

ISBN

9780552552790


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