Cover image for A scattering of daisies.
Title:
A scattering of daisies.
Author:
Sallis, Susan, 1929-
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Publication Information:
Sutton : Severn House, 1999.

©1984
Physical Description:
347 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727855008
Format :
Book

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Will Rising has a small tailoring business, and a family of three daughters, March, April and May. His delicate wife Florence dreams of a better life for her children. March also has a dream of breaking out of poverty to find wealth and happiness. But how can she achieve that dream?


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Booklist Review

The first book in the Rising family saga follows the fortunes of the Rising family from the birth of April in 1902 to her engagement at the end of World War I. Living in Gloucester, Will Rising had gone from penniless beginnings to small success as a tailor happily married to the refined and delicate Florence. The family grows to include two sons and three daughters named for their birth months, including March, who, independent and fearless, sneaks out to learn to drive a motorcar in exchange for kisses from a low-class neighbor. Just as it looks like the family has risen from poverty, and recovered from the tragic loss of Rising's male heirs, the shortages of the war years and the swing toward ready-made clothing take the family back to the small home they started in. The close family relationships and the vivid depiction of early-twentieth-century life are reminiscent of Catherine Cookson's novels.--Diana Tixier Herald