The Liar's Daughter

The Liar's Daughter

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Nan Brunty’s mother George keeps an alehouse in Deptford, named the Duchess of Brunty, the title she claims would have been hers, had Nelson survived.

Eighteenth century Admiralty Regulations forbade women living on board ship, but many found ways around this. George served on a number of ships, both as a man and unmasked. As Nan narrates her mother’s history she becomes obsessed by the idea that Nelson could have been her father. She meets a young man, Baltic Nelson, who clings to the same belief. Could her mother’s wild stories really be true?

Title:The Liar's Daughter
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780857387844
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    The Liar's Daughter Reviews

  • Shirley Revill

    I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook and was really sorry when the story finished.The narration was really good and kept me listening till the end. I will be looking for more books from this a...

  • Filipa

    Light read, of interest because of the history and the health bits :)...

  • Jessica

    I think this book would fall strictly into the "not for me" category. Historical fiction about a woman, and eventually her daughter as well, living in the 1800s working and travelling through various ...

  • Dorothy

    I always enjoy Laurie Graham's characters. From the first page, you feel the protagonist is a real person and you can hear their voice clearly. This one was no exception and I was immediately caught u...

  • Christine

    An excellent listen, beautifully told story of the women in the time of Trafalgar and the Crimea (and not Florence Nightingale based!). As a Portsmouth person, and someone who lives just round the cor...

  • Cindy

    Nan Prunty's mother has always claimed to have been Lord Nelson's lover. She saw him die at Trafalgar, or so she says. Nan makes her own determined way in life, but is always haunted by the wish to kn...

  • K.S. Dearsley

    A fictitious memoir covering the period from the Battle of Trafalgar to the Crimean War and beyond, The Liar's Daughter offers lots of fascinating historical detail, and major events seen through the ...

  • Linda Amos

    A lovely story of hardship growing into a love story (not a slushy one and it's not at the forefront) and a reversal of fortune. It's not a miserable book, it is about relationships and the choices we...

  • Dana

    3 1/2 stars for me - never read any Laurie Graham before but will do again. Found it hard to get into the style at first but soon settled comfortably into it.Well written, amusing, interesting detail ...

  • Sandy Collins

    This isn’t my sort of book so I found I had to restart it a few times before I got going. Once I had settled in, I enjoyed it and found moments , wanting to continue the story. So, hang on and you m...