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Where Earth Meets Sky | [Annie Murray]

Where Earth Meets Sky

Beautiful, dark-haired Lily has been abandoned in a Birmingham slum as a tiny child. With few clues as to her identity she endures a childhood of loneliness and loss. At eighteen she applies for a post as nanny with the family of a Captain Fairford, a soldier in Ambala, north India and his highly strung wife Susan. Lily is drawn into the emotional life of the Fairford family and adores her charge, two year old Cosmo.
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Beautiful, dark-haired Lily has been abandoned in a Birmingham slum as a tiny child. With few clues as to her identity she endures a childhood of loneliness and loss. At eighteen she applies for a post as nanny with the family of a Captain Fairford, a soldier in Ambala, north India and his highly strung wife Susan. Lily is drawn into the emotional life of the Fairford family and adores her charge, two year old Cosmo.

When, in 1907, Captain Fairford orders a new Daimler car, it is brought out by a young motor mechanic, Sam Ironside. Sam and Lily fall deeply in love, and it is only later that Lily learns that Sam is married and feels utterly betrayed. When Cosmo is later sent home to school, Lily finds another post with a Dr. McBride and his invalid wife, in a beautiful Himalayan hill station. The place is idyllic, and Lily settles for a quiet life. However, she is unprepared for the pain and misunderstandings that follow and force her to run from everything she has known...

Where Earth Meets Sky takes us from Edwardian England and the British Raj, through the darkness of the Great War to the glamour of Brooklands Race Track in the 1920s. Spanning two continents, it is a story of enduring friendships and two hearts which cannot be kept apart.

©2007 Annie Murray (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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  • pamela
    8/31/14
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    "A good long read a bit slow"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Some of the book was good but some bits tedious a lot about car machinery not my thing


    If you’ve listened to books by Annie Murray before, how does this one compare?

    no


    Did Annie Aldington do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    yes they was not lot in the book


    Did Where Earth Meets Sky inspire you to do anything?

    Go see Indian


    Any additional comments?

    the book was long but ok

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