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Published on 28 September 2020

Sunderland graduate and author Glenda Young
Sunderland graduate and author Glenda Young

A Sunderland Journalism graduate turned popular novelist is continuing to put her home town and University on the map, as she launches her latest work this week.

Glenda Young is the author of Belle of the Back Streets, The Tuppenny Child and Pearl of Pit Lane, all set in Ryhope in Sunderland in 1919, and this week sees the release of her latest saga, The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon.

Glenda says: "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.

"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 north east folk but from as far away as New Zealand and America."

Glenda's fouth novel set in Ryhope in 1919 - The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon - is out in paperback on 1 October.

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