Cover image for A scattering of daisies.
Title:
A scattering of daisies.
Author:
Sallis, Susan, 1929-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Magna, 1988.

©1884
Physical Description:
466 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781850574927

9781850574934
Format :
Book

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Reviews 2

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


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