Her mother is killed in the London Blitz. Her father is lost at sea whilst serving in the Merchant Navy. Approaching her 16th birthday, Angie Bolton faces life without the guidance of her parents.
But her father has left her a legacy. A legacy of dreams they shared and it proves to be her driving force as she strives to carve a road for herself against a background of the aftermath of war.
She is disillusioned with life in London with Uncle Cyril, whom she detests, and Edwina Ferrie, his housekeeper, whom she distrusts.
A chance encounter with Lynn Arnold opens a door to luxury and a world to which Angie doesn't feel she belongs. It is a world that offers fun, love and tragedy in equal measure, but could it also hold the key to her fulfilling her aspirations?
ON THE SWING OF ONE STAR is a tale that captures the imagination as it tackles the complexities faced by an adolescent growing up quickly in a changing environment. Inevitably, mistakes are made and lessons learned and many battles of conscience fought but, ultimately, this is a moving account of a young girl's endeavours to let go of her late father by achieving their shared dreams.
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About the Author
Two collections of her poetry, SOUL SEARCH and OCTOBERS SUN were published in 2002 and 2011 respectively and individual poems appear in a number of anthologies. She has also published articles and short stories and written plays and children's stories
And through affiliation with the Scottish Association of Writers, has won many awards, including trophies and the Association's Scholarship.
'On The Swing of One Star' is Pamela's first published novel but, in keeping with her claim of being a Jack of All Trades, she has two crime \novels and two children's novels in the pipeline,
Born in Sussex, Pamela came to Scotland in her teens, where she settled in the Glasgow suburb of Giffock. She served as Writing Representative for East Renfrewshire from its conception in 1993 until its disbandment in 2011. She is a founder member and past president of Eastwood Writers, Giffnock and has been associated with the running of the Words & Music, the popular South Glasgow Performance Club for writers and musicians.
Her other interests include golf, crosswords and her ever expanding family.