The Blacksmith’s Girl
by Rosemary Aitken

Set against the backdrop of a country at war, the uplifting tale of an unusual friendship between two very different women.

Cornwall 1916. Verity Tregorran, one of the local blacksmith’s nine daughters, is finding it hard to hide her long-term feelings for Ned Chegwidden, the boy next door, now serving in the trenches. For if her parents knew of Verity’s attachment to someone outside the family’s strict Christian sect, they would be horrified.<

Loitering on the coastal path one evening, Verity witnesses something suspicious on the cliffs which causes her to fear the involvement of German spies. There’s only one person she can turn to: Effie Dawes, wife of the local police constable, now fighting overseas. Effie meanwhile has a tragedy of her own to face, while scandal will rock Verity’s family – but the two unlikely friends remain determined in their efforts to discover what really happened on the cliffs.


The Blacksmith’s Girl by Rosemary Aitken is available in the following formats

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Rosemary Aitken

Rosemary Aitken was born Rosemary Rowe in Penzance, Cornwall during the Second World War. The granddaughter of a tin-miner killed in the Levant mine disaster, she moved to New Zealand with her parents and was largely educated, and was married there, before returning to the UK in 1967. She is the mother of two adult children and has two grandchildren living in New Zealand,and three grandchildren in Cambridgeshire. After living and lecturing in Gloucestershire for many years, she returned to her beloved native Cornwall in 2007 and now lives in a beautiful wooded area close to Truro and the Fal.

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