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    Margaret Dickinson(Author)

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Market trader Eddie takes pity on Anna, a young girl abandoned in the marketplace of a small Lincolnshire town, and shelters her. Slowly, Anna begins to open up, first to Eddie's son Tony, then to Eddie. But it will take time for her to reveal the secrets of her past life, and who she is running from.

Another outstanding regional historical saga from the Queen of Lincolnshire-based fiction --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • By Mrs.C.P.Whitaker on 6 July 2017

    Really great reading and couldn't fault it in any way.

  • By Kindle Customer on 19 March 2013

    a heartfelt read that keeps you intrigued. Margaret Dickinson makes you feel the emotions of the characters and visualize the setting of the story.

  • By Donna Michelle chadwick on 22 July 2016

    Author: Margaret DickinsonTitle: Red Sky In The MorningGenre: Fiction, Romantic, Contemporary Fiction, Family Saga, Literature Fiction, Contemporary, Literature. Romance,I was given this book.Book Dedication: For Zoe and Scott, My daughter and son-in-lawThis book has 464 pages and 33 chapters.I highly recommend this book.I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio. Even if you do not read books like this.I normally read books of this genre but l also stepped outside my comfort zone with authors and genres l am so glad l did because l have read so many great books and come across some great authors.Synopsis: A young girl stands alone in the cobbled marketplace of a small Lincolnshire town, bedraggled, soaked through and very afraid. No one knows or cares who she is or where she has come from. Only kind farmer Eddie appleyard recognizes something in the girl touches his heart, in a drunken haze Eddie takes her home. His wife Bertha accuses him of infidelity and turns Anna out in to the cold, wet night. Eddie hides the girl in a tumbledown shepherd's cottage that becomes her new home. Anna's arrival will change their lives: Eddie's, Bertha's and even that of their young son Tony, Torn between his warning parents and the mysterious stanger. It will take years for the secrets of Anna's former life to be revealed, but Bertha bides her time and awaits her moment, little realizing the tragedy her vengeance will unleash. Anne ends up pregnant after she was raped and Eddie helps Anna through her pregnancy and when she gives birth to her daughter and she stays in the cottage for years and Eddie and his son Tony help Anne loads and helps with Anna's daughter and Anna keeps the secret of what happened to her and how she got pregnant and how she got the scar on her fingers and why she run away from home and her family and the guy who raped Anna turns up with his dad and ends up stabbing Eddie who passes away and Anna, Tony, Maisie and Bertha try to save him but is is too late.Review: I really found this book a mystery at first because of Anna just turning up and standing so still in the marketplace and it was very nice of Eddie and his son Tony helping her through everything she went through and Eddie helping her through the birth of her daughter and Anna helps Eddie with stuff around the farm but tries to keep out of the sight of Eddie's wife because she does not like Anne and Bertha sounds like a bitch and gets jealous of Eddie trying to help people because Eddie had a kind heart and Tony has a good heart like his dad. Tony takes after his dad not his mum. Tony took food to Anna for his dad when his dad was busy. I found this book really easy to get in to and hard to put down once l got in to it. I was sad to read that Anna's grandad was murdered and she was raped and had to run away from home to be safe from it happening again and her having to marry her rapist and I like Eddie and him helping poor Anna and her daughter Maisie and l like that Tony takes after his dad not his mum. After Eddie murder Tony kept helping Anna and Maisie because he knew that what his dad would want him to do. His mum Bertha left the farm after Eddie's passing because she felt guilty about telling the people who murdered Eddie and Anna's grandad where they could find Anna and her daughter Maisie. Tony helped teach Maisie to read and write which l think was nice of him. I wish l could rate this book more then five stars because it is worth more then the five stars l rated it.About The Author: Margaret Dickinson was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Margaret Dickinson moved to the coast at the age of seven and so began her love for the sea and the Lincolnshire landscape. Her ambition to be a writer began early and she had her first novel published at the age of twenty-five. This was followed by a number of further titles including the clippie girls, fairfield hall and welcome home. Margaret is a Sunday times top ten bestseller.About The Book: I really like the book cover of this book and l like the font.Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars

  • By Book_Girl on 26 December 2010

    A beautiful evocation of the Lincolnshire landscape as can only be described by a true native; Dickinson richly intertwines the violence of the natural elements with the redeeming and calming nature of the countryside.Born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Dickinson returns to the Lincolnshire landscape and the people in 'Red Sky in the Morning'.A story of a young girl found standing alone in the cobbled marketplace of a small Lincolnshire town, helpless and fearful; the novel is a true coming of age story in a time of war and uncertainty. Dickinson richly intertwines the narratives of her three young protagonists, each coming into their own in different ages whilst depicting the kindliness of the warm-hearted farmer who will rescue Anna and who stands in stark contrast to his spiteful and vengeful wife.Anna's arrival eventually changes all their lives; Eddie's, Bertha's and that of their young son Tony who becomes torn between his warring parents and the `violet eyed' stranger his father brings home.Dickinson's novel encompasses both war time and post war themes whilst depicting the rural landscape far removed from battlefields and bombed cities.What I found particularly interesting about 'Red Sky in the Morning' is Dickenson's portrayal of the violent sexuality of her main protagonist, Anna, which is skilfully juxtaposed with the gentle and innocent romantic awakening of her other characters.Skilfully depicting the inner most fears, desires and motivations of her characters, Dickinson portrays the varying shades of humanity with at times, devastating consequences.This is my first Dickinson novel, but won't be my last. A truly amazing read! Trust me; you won't be able to put it down!

  • By Booklover BEV on 5 March 2016

    truely beautiful read could not put it down thank you to the author didnt want this book to end

  • By Simmy on 3 June 2013

    Oh my goodness Red Sky in the morning was a great read well done Margaret Dickinson. This book bring reality home to our older generation, as one could imagine things like that happening in those day's. I give this a 5 star as I could not put the book down. I have read a number of Margaret's book and I just love her books, i just wish there were more sequels Margeret. Please please keep this in mind.

  • By signatureplynn on 17 August 2011

    I have read almost all of the Margaret Dickinson books and have really enjoyed them, but I must admit with this one I got rather bored, even after reading 250 pages nothing had happened, there is only so many times you can be told 'I am leaving' then it gets so that you are getting fed up of reading and hearing it again.Personally I would give this one a miss

  • By P. Mitchell on 24 July 2012

    Margaret Dickinson's novels are never going to be Literature with a capital L however they are almost always extremely enjoyable and difficult to put down. Red Sky In The Morning is no different - yes, the plot is often unbelievable and unrealistic and parts of the storyline bear a strong resemblance to her earlier novel The Millers Daughter, but that doesn't take away from the fact that it is a great easy read and highly enjoyable. I had trouble putting it down, although nothing has yet matched her superb Fleethaven trilogy.It's hardly going to win the Booker Prize, but if you put away your prejudices and take the story for what it is, you'll definitely find yourself enjoying it. After all, reading is for escapism and you are always guaranteed that with a Dickinson!

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