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Evelyn Hood



Author of 28 published novels, Evelyn Hood has had a variety of jobs, including being a journalist and a poultry farmer. She is now a full time writer, best known for her family sagas, set mainly in her home town of Paisley (Renfrewshire) and on the Clyde coast, where she now lives. Evelyn has also written several one-act stage plays, which are regularly performed all over the world, as well as short stories, pantomimes and children's musicals.
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Knowing Me

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A Handful Of Happiness

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The Dancing Stone

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A Procession Of One

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Voices From The Sea

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This Time Next Year

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When the modest young widow Lessie Hamilton realises she is sharing her tenement landing with a prostitute, she is both shocked and upset. So when the buxom Anna McCauley begs Lessie to help disguise the fact that one of her clients has passed away in her bed, Lessie is more than reluctant to get involved. But, soft-hearted as ever, she does and, because she's desperate to buy medicine for her sick toddler, accepts the twenty shillings Anna forces on her, promising herself one day she'll pay her back.But keeping that promise is not easy and from the day she accepts the money the fates of Lessie and her beloved younger brother Davie are inextricably intertwined with Anna's. And also with the family of her deceased client who, it turns out, is none other than Frank Warren, the prosperous sugar refinery owner whose nephew Andrew is one of the most attractive and powerful men on Clydeside.

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The Silken Thread

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Margaret Montgomery wants more from life than a comfortable marriage and home, but this isn't easy for a woman in mid-18th century Scotland. Her family is inextricably linked to the Todds and has been since the day her father brought his young bride to work for weaver Peter Todd.

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Looking After Your Own

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The lives and personalities of all the tenants living the Paisley tenement building in 1941 couldn't be more different, but they are all interconnected. Ellen and Donnie Borland renounced their respective Protestant and Catholic religions to marry for love. Older now, Ellen misses her faith while working hard to support her lazy husband. Julia and Frank McCosh are musicians who entertain the other tenants with their rehearsals. Celia Goudie is a young bride whose husband is in the air force. Her bus conductress job gives strength and power to a quiet, shy girl. Denis Megson forgoes university to look after his family upon his father's death. Lena Fulton is terrified of her husband being killed in the war and sinks into a deep depression upon the loss of her baby. All of the tenants are concerned with the threat of the war going on around them, but little do they realise that the most immediate danger comes from within, in the shape of the depressed Lena.

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Staying On

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The Shimmer Of The Herring

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The death, a year before, of Weem Lowrie, husband to Jess and father to James, Bethany and Innes, has, in words that the fishing community of Buckie might use, left his wife and children adrift and rudderless. As well as being the head of the family and the centre of their lives, Weem also dominated his three children from birth and shaped them as he saw fit. Now that he has gone they must come to terms with what he has made of them.Frustrated and unhappy in the marriages that their father had forced them into, James and Bethany must try and alter the course of their lives - James longs to take over his father's place and be skipper of the drifter but he is frustrated by his Uncle Albert, who keeps a tight grip on his own position of power. Bethany, meanwhile, longs to escape from the life all the local women lead and instead find an outlet for her pent-up ambitions and energy. Innes, the youngest, hates the sea and must find the courage to cope with his brother and sister's scorn. For Jess, change comes in the form of Jacob, her childhood sweetheart. Every bit as ambitious and charismatic as Weem was, he still wants Jess and is armed with the power and wealth to split her family apart...

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Another Day

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Pebbles On The Beach

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McAdam's Women

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Following her husband Kenneth McAdam's suicide, Isla meets his daughter by his first marriage, and finds that Kenneth had never divorced his first wife. Left with nothing, Isla and her two young children move to a seedy tenement building and she sets about improving it - and herself.

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A Certain Freedom

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Birds In The Spring

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In a decade of peace and change, uncomfortable new conflicts are looming. Paisley, 1920. Fiona MacDowall has made it clear she intends to inherit her father's furniture emporium. Her half-brother Alex has other ideas, but it's Alex's wife Rose who objects most. Rose is a businesswoman in her own right, running Harlequin, the town's grandest and most successful dressmaker's. She is sure Fiona will stop at nothing to get what she wants, and Rose suspects that includes her own business. But there are bigger troubles on the horizon for the inhabitants of Paisley. When Irish cabinetmaker Joe McCart arrives with his family and a dark secret in tow, the community is left reeling.

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A Sparkle Of Salt

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As the 20th century matures, the years bring fresh problems for the Lowrie family, first introduced to readers in The Shimmer Of The Herring. James, rejected by his betrayed and embittered wife Stella, has to fight hard to keep his beloved steam drifter, the Fidelity, while his sister Bethany struggles, inch by painful inch, to gain the financial independence she craves. Innes Lowrie, the youngest of the family, is busy raising his ever-increasing brood. As the years go by, James and Bethany find themselves battling over her beloved son, Adam: Bethany wants him to find a life far from Buckie - and away from the danger of discovering the dark family secrets: James, father of three daughters, sees Adam as the natural successor to the Fidelity and a fisherman's life. Adam, meanwhile, is more interested in Etta Mulholland, Innes's foster daughter. But the day must come when he has to choose between pleasing his mother or following the man he knows as his uncle...

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A Matter Of Mischief

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Time And Again

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The Damask Days

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Christian Knox is a girl who dreams - of a life beyond that of a Paisley housewife, of a world of learning beyond her Ladies' School, of possiblities her father dismisses as 'daft ideas'. But Christian is determined and when her father refuses to finance her education further she resolves to pay for it herself, by working as a tambourer, embroidering freelance for local textile manufacturers. Soon she's managing a group of Tambouring women on behalf of Paisley's biggest weavers, among them Angus Fraser, a man old enough to be her father but wise enough to appreciate her talents. Plunged into the fascinating world of Scotland's fledgling textile industry, Christian soon finds her combination of Lowland resolve and female flair begins to make its mark. And, in the shape of her greatest, most fought-for inspiration, the Paisley Shawl, it is a mark to be remembered for generations to come. . .

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A Stranger To The Town

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