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By: Mabel McCarthy

Something To Your Advantage

Pages: 368 Ratings: 4.0
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When Virginia Coles receives a solicitor's letter telling her there is ‘something to your advantage' in her grandfather's will, she hopes that the generous legacy will ensure a happy and secure future for herself and her husband, Tony.
Upon discovering Tony's infidelity Virginia flees to London, then to Wix Hill House where she meets farm manager Bill Kirby, the man she falls hopelessly in love with.
Virginia finds that the path of true love is far from smooth and she must experience great joy and deep sadness before she finds the strength to turn her life around.
Something To Your Advantage is a charming story of true friendships which stand the test of time set against the backdrop of life in post-war Britain.

Mabel grew up in a coal mining town in the Welsh valleys at the start of the Second World War.
One of nine children, times were very tough and life was hard and growing up in an age of ‘make-do' Mabel learnt to use her imagination writing short plays to be acted out in an old garden shed, where the local community would gather for some respite from the horrors of the outside world.

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  • Miriam Smith

    Virginia Coles receives a letter from a solicitor informing her that there is "Something To Her Advantage" in her late grandfather's will. After arriving home from the solicitor, she makes a truly shocking discovery. Using the 'advantage' she has just been given Virginia flees her home and starts to rebuild a new life for herself in post war London (1949).
    This is a wonderfully written book, set in a time when people were rebuilding their lives after the war and when friendships were strong and meaningful. There's a beautiful love affair that unfolds through this story though it's matched with twists of unbearable sadness and tragedy. I really enjoyed reading this lovely family style saga even though it was an emotional rollercoaster of a ride. The characters were very engaging, I particularly liked Kath and Jimmy, the loving surrogate parents that helped Virginia throughout the story and I so loved the perfect ending that the writer created for them.
    The author Mabel McCarthy has the dialogue and narrative perfect for post war Britain, keeping the plot clean of bad language and unnecessary intimate scenes, therefore reaching a huge audience of readers who would appreciate this story.
    I would highly recommend this interesting and captivating book filled with so many real life events, and although sad at times it's a great 'feel good' book that will definitely have you smiling at the end.

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