The Misadventures of Margaret Finch (Paperback)
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The Misadventures of Margaret Finch (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 04/04/2024
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'Original, intelligent and beautifully written. . . alive with period detail.'
DAILY MAIL

'A gem of a book.'
ELODIE HARPER, THE WOLF DEN TRILOGY

'Such a joy.'
JO BROWNING WROE, A TERRIBLE KINDNESS

'Utterly transporting, piercingly honest and intimate.'
INGRID PERSAUD, LOVE AFTER LOVE

Blackpool, 1938. Miss Margaret Finch - a rather demure young woman - has just begun work in a position that relies on her discretion and powers of observation. Then, her path is crossed by the disgraced Rector of Stiffkey (aka Harold Davidson), who is the subject of a national scandal.

Margaret is determined to discover the truth behind the headlines: is Davidson a maligned hero or an exploiter of the vulnerable? But her own troubles are never far away, and Margaret's fear that history is about to repeat itself means she needs to uncover that truth urgently.

This deeply evocative novel ripples with the tension of a country not yet able to countenance the devastation of another war. Margaret walks us along the promenade, peeks into the baths and even dares a trip on the love boat in this, her first seaside summer season, on a path more dangerous than she could ever have imagined.

Readers are loving The Misadventures of Margaret Finch:

***** 'Fascinating. The novel perfectly captures Blackpool in its heyday. . . you will not be able to put this down'
***** 'Absolutely loved this!'
***** 'A wonderful blend of fact, fiction and history to make a fascinating story'
***** 'Engaging and captivating, I'm going to miss Margaret et al enormously.'

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571363742
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 20 mm
Edition: Main

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“A gem!”

Blackpool. 1938

Margaret Finch is a clever but unremarkable young woman which is perfect for the job she is currently doing as it relies on her powers of observation without drawing attention to herself. One... More

Hardback edition
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“Quite a quirky read”

The Misadventures of Margaret Finch. First of all, what a title! That was what drew me in initially: what has Margaret Finch been up to? Then I read the synopsis, and the setting of 1930s Blackpool and a Mass... More

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“The Misadventures of Margaret Finch by Claire McGlasson”

The Misadventures of Margaret Finch by Claire McGlasson is a fascinating read of a research study carried out during the late 1930’s prior to the Second World War. Margaret the main character is a fascinating... More

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