Molly Cutpurse

return to main pageMolly_Cutpurse-Author.html

eBook or paperback, you can trust;

The Morrow Family of Newgate Street, 1966

ISBN: 978-0-244-99572-0

Published: April 2018

Pages 300

Language: English

In the eighth and final novel describing the Morrow family of Newgate Street, we find them twenty-one years later during 1966. Maud and Richard are now in their seventies and retired, living above Morrow’s Hardware Store but still keeping a keen interest in it as well as their family and friends.

The business is now being managed by Maggie and Anthony who do not have a great deal of hope for its long-term future due to the changing requirements of Londoners, many of whom are commuters and not members of local families who had lived in the area for generations.

Many of Maud and Richard’s friends and their adult children have dissipated as well to various parts of the suburbs leaving them a little isolated and alone.

The elderly couple find living in the modern world difficult because not only are they surrounded by memories but find it increasingly difficult to accept the contemporary concepts that the youth enjoy such as free love, flower power, banning the bomb and drinking coffee on the pavement. With every passing year they feel the world they knew is fast disappearing.

Yet, Maud and Richard do their best to enjoy what time is left to them by visiting Forest Reach, roaming to Paris and catching up with old and valued friends as their deep affection for each other increases.