Charts the common ground and differences between two coal-mining communities: Lanarkshire, in the Clyde Valley of southwest Scotland, and the northern Illinois coalfield that became a prime destination for skilled Scottish migrant miners in the mid-nineteenth century.
A warm-hearted, nostalgic and uplifting saga, The Songbirds of Colliers Row by Jennifer Hart will delight fans of Nadine Dorries, Donna Douglas, Anne Baker and Mary Gibson. From the ashes of war rose a song of hope... A village without a voice. That's what the locals are saying about Llandegwen, deep in the Welsh valleys. The village choir, once a source of pride for the small mining community, has been forced to disband; the elderly choirmaster heartbroken by the empty seats belonging to those who'll never return from the battlefields. The arrival of a young war widow from the East End with her little boy sets tongues wagging, not least when rumours abound that she's looking to revive the choir. Can the community set aside their grief and lift their voices, and the village's hopes, once more?