'In the world of historical saga writers, there's a brand new voice' My Weekly
Belle of the Back Streets is a dramatically powerful and romantic saga of tragedy and triumph.
If you love Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin, you'll LOVE Glenda Young!
'Better than a Catherine Cookson' 5* reader review
'Wonderful read, full of rich characters, evocative description and a touch of romance' 5* reader review
'Just wanted it to go on forever and read more about the characters and their lives' 5* reader review
'Any rag and bone!'
Everyone recognises the cry of Meg Sutcliffe as she plies her trade along the back streets of Ryhope. She learnt the ropes from her dad when he returned from the War. But when tragedy struck, Meg had no choice but to continue alone, with only her trusty dog Spot and beloved horse Stella for company. Now the meagre money she earns is the only thing that stands between her family's safety and predatory rent collector Hawk Jackson...
Many say it's no job for a woman - especially a beauty like Meg who's noticed everywhere she goes. When she catches the eye of charming Clarky it looks like she might have found a protector and a chance of happiness. But is Clarky really what he seems? And could Adam, Meg's loyal childhood friend, be the one who really deserves her heart?
Praise for Glenda Young:
'I really enjoyed Glenda's novel. It's well researched and well written and I found myself caring about her characters' Rosie Goodwin
'Will resonate with saga readers everywhere...a wonderful, uplifting story' Nancy Revell
'All the ingredients for a perfect saga and I loved Meg; she's such a strong and believable character. A fantastic debut' Emma Hornby
'Glenda has an exceptionally keen eye for domestic detail which brings this local community to vivid, colourful life and Meg is a likeable, loving heroine for whom the reader roots from start to finish' Jenny Holmes
'I found it difficult to believe that this was a debut novel, as "brilliant" was the word in my mind when I reached the end. I enjoyed it enormously, being totally absorbed from the first page. I found it extremely well written, and having always loved sagas, one of the best I've read' Margaret Kaine
Look out for Glenda's next compelling sagas, The Tuppenny Child, Pearl of Pit Lane and The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon.