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Or Forever Be Damned

Or Forever Be Damned For lovers of theatre dramatic sagas and British Historical Fiction Mona a poor but respectable Protestant teenaged factory girl is tormented by sibling rivalry over her favoured artistic younger br

  • Title: Or Forever Be Damned
  • Author: C.S. Burrough
  • ISBN: 9781500867256
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • For lovers of theatre, dramatic sagas and British Historical Fiction Mona a poor but respectable Protestant teenaged factory girl, is tormented by sibling rivalry over her favoured artistic younger brother, Ambrose Untrained and against parental orders, stagestruck Mona resolves to outshine Ambrose, furtively pursuing a theatrical career Into her journey, Mona unearthsFor lovers of theatre, dramatic sagas and British Historical Fiction Mona a poor but respectable Protestant teenaged factory girl, is tormented by sibling rivalry over her favoured artistic younger brother, Ambrose Untrained and against parental orders, stagestruck Mona resolves to outshine Ambrose, furtively pursuing a theatrical career Into her journey, Mona unearths her younger b te noire, Kat a Catholic rough diamond child veteran entertainer who, conversely, yearns to escape theatre life.So begins their lifelong enmity.Or Forever Be Damned is an historical saga spanning eight decades, following the lives and families of two very different women who escape the slums of northern England s Cottonopolis , Salford, in the 1930 s Slump a simmering irrational enmity that lives on in modern day Australia.If Or Forever Be Damned were a fabric, it would be brocade rich, detailed, textured, and often interwoven with threads of silver or gold.

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    1. This is a fantastic tale, built around strong, three-dimensional characters and set in a history recent enough for most readers to strongly emapthise with. Although the story unfolds over several generations, the narrative drives forward like a locomotive and is at once poignant and exciting thanks to the impeccable worsdmithing talents of this author. I feel like Mona, Ambros, Kat, Ginny, Thaddeus, Gideon, Martha, Lydia, Sissy, Seth and all the wonderful, warm, ensemble of neighbours have becom [...]

    2. The author has no doubt carved a masterpiece with his perfect articulation of characters from the very beginning. Particularly, there is a close sense of connection when he writes about siblings relationship. One of the lines I can take away from this book:"Relationship between siblings was altering from their clumsy,tongue-poking system of semi-silent banter, with bruising knee digs and rib-gouging elbow nudges to something more complex".It is a story which has got a mixed blend of love, grief, [...]

    3. “Or Forever be Damned…” is a thoroughly engaging family saga that is a work of true historical and social relevance, taking us from the height of British Imperial power and importance and on through the ensuing decades of decline and decadence: Societal values changing; some for the better, many not so. It is a work of not only historical pertinency, relayed in painstaking accuracy, but it is a study of social structure, involving disparities of class, religion and region. I was intrigued [...]

    4. Or Forever Be Damned by C.S. BurroughThe author spent 2 years researching this historical saga. The research is obvious. There is great breadth and detail with regard to food, fashion, hardship, illness, culture and politics. The theatre backdrop to the story is essential and fascinating. This soaring family saga covers generations and decades. It is grand in its involvement for the reader and in the shared experience of the pain and difficulty of the lives which have been endured. The war decad [...]

    5. Mona Dingwall is the elder sibling to her brother Ambrose and lives with her family in a row of tiny terraced houses in Salford in 1935. His meeting and befriending of Kathleen Teal, begins a feud between Mona and Kat that lasts through the war and beyond.Throughout the book Burrough includes references, products and advertising that describe Britain between, during and after the World Wars. Language and dialect are contemporary with each era. Life during this time is graphically described, evok [...]

    6. C.S. Burrough's extraordinary novel spans eight decades beginning in Salford, Manchester in 1935 as a young woman hangs out the washing across coibbled streets. It is a novel of great capacity not only stretching the years, but also counties and conitinents whilst exploring familial jealousy, desire, ambition, competition and personal success. Beautifully structured with a compelling narrative, Burrough's writes with great attention to detail and builds such clear, bright images one can taste th [...]

    7. A wonderfully told story! The characters are compelling. I felt as if I was living the history through the story and generations. Highly, recommend this to anyone who loves historical fiction it's one of the best I've read in a long time.

    8. "OR FOREVER BE DAMNED" is a British saga that spans from 1935 to present day, and reading it was like taking a trip down memory lane. I was born in 1939 and have seen the changes over the decades that C.S. Burrough has described so elegantly in this historical novel. He brings the family characters to life as they struggle through the blitz. This is a well-written book of family life of love and hate, although I found some of the descriptions rather long. I enjoyed, and highly recommend it.

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