Headline 1st 1996
8vo, v min wr to bds, sl wr + crsing to d/w. Signed by author on 1/2 title p. VG+/VG+ 515 gms
(Order reference 7317).
Alice O'Connor's poor family lives in the heart of Liverpool's toughest slum. Her bullying father drinks away what little he earns, whilst Nelly, her careworn mother, works when she can and begs when she can't. Since she was five young Alice has also begged in the streets around the docks but she has managed to hold on to the hope of something better, a stubborn optimism that keeps her head held high even in her lowest moments. For Alice knows she has a gift that allows her to rise above the fate that made her life so bitterly hard. Alice O'Connor can sing like an angel. It's a gift that will take her far though it is to Liverpool she will always return. But is it enough to bring her the success she needs – and the love and happiness she so desperately craves?.