Win copies of latest book in Ryhope-set saga series from Glenda Young

The latest page turner in a Ryhope-set saga series is being released – and we have five copies to give away.

Monday, 7th September 2020, 4:45 pm
The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon is the latest novel from the pen of Glenda Young.

The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon is the latest novel from the pen of Glenda Young which she sets in her home village of Ryhope, and follows the success of Belle of the Back Streets, The Tuppenny Child and Pearl of Pit Lane

Set in the pit village in 1919, it tells the story of a newborn baby girl who is found abandoned with nothing but a scarlet ribbon tied to her basket. Ada Davidson, housekeeper of the wealthy McNally family's home, the Uplands, takes her into her care.

Sworn to secrecy about the baby's true identity, Ada names her Jess and brings her up as her own. But when Ada passes away, Jess, is banished from the place she's always called home, with the scarlet ribbon the only connection to her past.

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Author Glenda Young

Glenda said: “The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon is set between Ryhope and Scarborough on the Yorkshire coast. The book centres around Ryhope's farming community this time and explores another side to Ryhope village.

"It's the most dramatic of my books so far and includes a shipwreck on Ryhope beach and a concert at Sunderland's Victoria Hall when it reopened after the Victoria Hall disaster."

She added: “I'm indebted to Brian Ibinson and Peter Hedly of Ryhope Heritage Society for their research help and also to everyone at Sunderland Antiquarian Society and Sunderland Maritime Heritage.

"I absolutely love bringing old Ryhope to life in my books and they've had such a fantastic reaction not just from Ryhope and Sunderland folk but from as far away as New Zealand and America."

The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon

*The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon is released by Headline on October 1, 2020, priced £6.99. Also available in Ebook & Audio.


We have five copies of The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, answer this question, which tragic hall features in the book? Email your answer, along with your name and address to [email protected] by September 21. Usual JPI Media competition rules apply.