Kate Hannigan's GirlBook - 2000
It is the early 1920s and Kate is happily married to Dr Rodney Prince, who has willingly accepted her illegitimate daughter, Annie as the eldest child of their household. Everything seems to be set for the Prince family - but there is a serpent in every Eden, and spiteful rumours about Kate's earlier life seem to dog her steps, and those of Annie, an insidious threat that revives memories of the poverty and narrowness of life in the Fifteen Streets district they have so recently left behind. Annie will be faced with some of the problems that earlier beset her mother: religious prejudics and a choice between two different ways of life - the comfortable middle class existence or one offfering uncertain prospects. As Kate Hannigan did, her daughter must find the strength and maturity to overcome the troubles that threaten to engulf her.
Publisher: London ; Toronto : Bantam Press, 2000.
Characteristics: 287 p.