Violet Eyes

Violet Eyes

By Elaine Ramsay


(1 customer review)

Publication Date: Aug. 28, 2022

£9.99

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Categories: Contemporary

ISBN: 9781915122599

Description

On the surface, London’s hairdressing world in the 1960’s is a world of glamour, wealth and celebrity. A world of excitement and opportunity. But all is not what it at first seems and the superficial gloss masks something deeper, more sinister.

Christine is young and trusting. She wants to escape from her dreary, crushing, home life, and she longs for love or – at the very least – romance. Frank is rich, good-looking and famous. He is a man of the world, with power and influence. The two of them are drawn to each other for very different reasons.

Can Christine learn to recognise truth from lies?

Violet Eyes is the story of Christine’s sacrifice and her gradual awakening.

"Elaine Ramsay succeeds in summoning up London in the early sixties with all its glamour and tawdriness. Her characters feel authentic and recognisable. It’s a thoroughly absorbing read."

Brian Keaney, Author

 

After working many years in hairdressing, Elaine Ramsay was welcomed into the Civil Service after obtaining a BA Degree & Certificate of Education. She is an active creative writer in East Midlands writing groups and been shortlisted and highly commended in Writers’ Forum. Her first novel, The Pit (Matador, 2013) is an environmentally themed story in the style of Watership DownViolet Eyes is her second novel.

Reviews



Brian Keaney, Author (Guest Review) - 01 Aug, 2022

It is 1955 and fifteen-year-old Christine, sitting on a commuter train on her way to an interview for an apprenticeship in a Central London hairdressing salon, possesses the innocence both of her age, and of the times into which she has been born. But the Swinging Sixties are just around the corner and everything is about to change. The reader watches in helpless fascination as Christine struggles to understand the behaviour of those around her, and to find a path for herself through the new world being born all around her. Elaine Ramsay succeeds in summoning up London in the early sixties with all its glamour and tawdriness. Her characters feel authentic and recognisable. It’s a thoroughly absorbing read.


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