The Penny Wedding

The Penny Wedding

Book - 1995
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Portraying one family's hardships during the 1930s Depression in Glasgow, the story of the Burnsides tells of young Alison's difficult choice between love and marriage and a medical career. By the author of Lantern for the Dark.

Blackwell North Amer
When shipwright Alex Burnside and his family finally move out of Glasgow's tenements and into the new suburb of Flannery Park, they are filled with hope at their new prospects for a better life.
But tragedy soon strikes, and when the Depression subsequently spreads to Glasgow, the Burnsides find times even tougher - and more complicated - than they ever imagined.
No one feels the effects of the rapid-fire changes more than seventeen-year-old Alison, a keen student who suddenly finds herself the woman of the house. Caught between her family and the longed-for possibility of university, Alison turns for support to her teacher and mentor, Jim Abbott, only to realize that they both want more than friendship.
In a society where success can be almost as much of a disaster as failure, Alison finds that she must choose at last between love and loyalty, between marriage and self-fulfillment.

& Taylor

Seventeen-year-old Alison struggles with family loyalty, love, and self-fulfillment in Depression-era Glasgow

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780312131432
Branch Call Number: FIC St 1995
Characteristics: 394 pages ; 22 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at KHCPL

To Top