Exeter Daily Featured The Glass Bulldog by Alison Huntingford
The debut novel The Glass Bulldog by Alison Huntingford was featured by the Exeter Daily on 3rd July 2019. The book was appraised in the article for beautifully capturing the family historical events. The book painted the realistic picture of the cholera epidemic which left many families devasted in Exeter. The article mentioned that Alison was successful at scripting a novel which is a blend of survival, hardships and heartache. Alison shared that she was stunned to find out that she is descended from the Finnimores of Alphington.
The book The Glass Bulldog is the story of Tom Finnimores, whose life is filled with hardships and hurdles at every step. After tragically losing his younger sister Annie, he suffered from poverty and a dreadful job. He gets caught up in the act of stealing chickens, ending him up in the prison. After spending time in lock up, he falls in love with a beautiful lady. Their relationship doesn’t work out and he is left alone. Later he finds another lady who marries him but her family comes to know about his criminal past and threatens to destroy him. In their old age, they both realize that Tom’s past can ruin their daughter’s future and could stop her to marry the man she loves. After living such a disturbed life, would Tom find acceptance from society? Would he ever find some peace and redemption? Find out in this intriguing and historical read.
The author Alison Huntingford is an emerging talent. She was brought up in Devon. She is a teacher of English Language and holds a degree in Humanities with Literature.