The gripping new saga set in Liverpool from William Heinemann and Arrow's rising star After he is demobbed in 1919, handsome Michael Quinn, the cobbler, is a changed man. He moves his family from their comfortable home in Wallasey to live over a shop in Liverpool's notorious Scotland Road. He rules his family with a rod of iron and when his browbeaten wife dies, his daughter Vera has to keep house for him and his other two sons as well as bring up Benny, who is only a baby. Admired and liked by his customers he is a tyrant at home, often resorting to violence to get his own way. And when he brings Di Deverill home life becomes an even greater hell for poor Vera - until Jack Winter comes along...Will Vera at last be saved from a life of drudgery and few rewards?