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While We're Apart

Author:

Ellie Dean

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Mary Jones has just celebrated her eighteenth birthday and said goodbye to her childhood sweetheart Jack, when she learns that a bombing raid has killed her parents and destroyed her home. Her father's trunk is still intact amid the ruins, and Mary discovers a shocking secret amongst his diaries. Mary travels to Cliffehaven on the south coast in search of answers. Here she is billeted with Peggy Reilly's fearsome sister, Doris. When warm-hearted Peggy befriends Mary, she learns of the young woman's secret. But Peggy begins to regret getting involved, for there can only be trouble ahead...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541565

Published:

01-12-2015

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With A Kiss And A Prayer

Author:

Ellie Dean

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Cliffehaven, May 1944. The tension is rising for Peggy Reilly and the inhabitants of Cliffehaven as planes continue to roar above the town. There seems to be no end in sight to this war, which has scattered her family and brought conflict right to the door of Beach View Boarding House, and its toll is beginning to weigh on her slender shoulders. Meanwhile, Peggy's father-in-law, Ron Reilly, has landed himself in hot water with his sweetheart, Rosie - and his Irish charm is not enough to get him out of trouble. The war has forever changed the lives of Peggy's loved ones.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547499

Published:

01-07-2019

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With Hope And Love

Author:

Ellie Dean

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The war in Europe is over, but for the residents of Beach View Boarding House its effects are still far reaching. Cockney evacuee Ivy and her sweetheart Andy are saving to get married and return to London. But when her sister and parents succumb to one of the last V-2 attacks, Ivy must make a heart-wrenching choice. Meanwhile Peggy Riley is doing her best to keep spirits at Beach View high whilst she anxiously awaits news of her husband Jim, who is still serving out in the Far East.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547932

Published:

01-12-2019

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Daughters Of Courage

Author:

Margaret Dickinson

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Emily Ryan has gone up in the world since her arrival in Sheffield. She had found work as a buffer girl polishing cutlery for the city's famous trade and with the help of a friend, Nell, Emily eventually set up her own buffing business employing people she used to work with. Married to Thomas Trippet - 'Trip' to his friends - they plan to build a life together. Trip is now a partner with his half-brother in the Trippet family's cutlery manufacturing business, but their success is threatened by the Great Depression of the 1930s. And then comes the threat of another war...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545518

Published:

01-03-2018

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Fairfield Hall

Author:

Margaret Dickinson

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Ruthlessly ambitious Ambrose Constantine is determined that his daughter Annabel shall marry into nobility. A fish merchant and self-made man, he has only his wealth to buy his way into society. During the London season, Annabel is courted by James Lyndon, the Earl of Fairfield, whose country estate is only a few miles from her grandfather's farm. Believing herself truly loved at last, Annabel accepts his offer of marriage. It is only when she arrives at Fairfield Hall that she realises the true reason behind James's proposal and the part her scheming father has played.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539968

Published:

01-12-2014

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The Brooklands Girls

Author:

Margaret Dickinson

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It is 1919 and the Maitland family are still coming to terms with the aftermath of the Great War. After her brave work as an ambulance driver and nurse close to the front, Pips is restless and without purpose. Determined to enjoy life after the years of misery, and to help her forget a broken love affair, she seeks excitement in the London parties and balls of the Roaring Twenties. But when faces from the past reappear, Pips is posed with a dilemma. Can she ever trust a man's promises and allow herself to love again?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547802

Published:

01-11-2019

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The Buffer Girls

Author:

Margaret Dickinson

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1920 in the Derbyshire Dales and Walter Ryan has returned from the war a broken man. It falls to his son and daughter, Josh and Emily, to keep the family candle-making business going. The Ryan children grew up with Amy Clark, daughter of the village blacksmith, and Thomas 'Trip' Trippett, whose father owns a cutlery business in Sheffield. Romance blossoms for Josh and Amy while Emily falls in love with Trip, but she is unsure if the feeling is mutual. When Martha Ryan uproots her family to Sheffield, Emily finds employment as a Buffer Girl polishing cutlery at a local factory, but the future isn't all shiny...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543705

Published:

01-02-2017

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The Poppy Girls

Author:

Margaret Dickinson

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The year is 1914 and Pips Maitland resists her mother's wishes that she settle down with a suitable husband and raise children. All she wants is to be a doctor like her father and her brother, Robert. Hearing that her father's friend, Dr John Hazelwood, is forming a flying ambulance corps to take to the Front, Pips is determined to become one of its nurses. She asks her lady's maid, Alice Dawson to accompany her along with Robert and fellow doctor Giles Kendall. Nothing could have prepared them for the horror there. But even amidst the shelling and gunfire, love and friendships blossom - just like the poppies on the Flanders fields.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546898

Published:

01-02-2019

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Welcome Home

Author:

Margaret Dickinson

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Edie Kelsey and Lil Horton have been friends for over twenty years, living tough lives as the wives of fishermen in Grimsby. So it came as no surprise that their children were close and that Edie's son, Frank, and Lil's daughter, Irene, fell in love and married at a young age. But the declaration of war in 1939 changes everything. Frank goes off to fight and Irene and baby Tommy, along with Edie's youngest son, are sent to the countryside for safety. With Edie's husband Archie fishing the dangerous waters in the North Sea and daughter Beth in London doing 'important war work', Edie's family is torn apart.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542500

Published:

01-05-2016

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The Blacksmith's Wife

Author:

Anne Doughty

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County Armagh, 1845. Married to the local blacksmith, young Sarah Hamilton spends her days looking after John and his apprentices at the forge. Her happiness is intensified by the steady love of her husband and the beautiful green landscape of her home on Drumilly Hill. But when tragedy strikes, her life is changed forever. As the crops across Ireland begin to fail and the textile industry struggles to adapt to new methods, Sarah isn't the only one enduring hardships. Along with her friends and neighbours, Sarah lives through loss and disappointment, but ultimately discovers love and the power of hope with the help of those dearest to her.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545396

Published:

01-02-2018

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A Nightingale Christmas Carol

Author:

Donna Douglas

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All that Dora Riley wants is her husband home safe for Christmas... The Nightingale Hospital, London, 1944: With her husband Nick away fighting, Dora struggles to keep the home fires burning and is put in charge of a ward full of German prisoners of war. Can she find it in her heart to care for her enemies? Fellow nurse Kitty thinks she might be falling for a German soldier, whilst Dora's old friend Helen returns from Europe with a dark secret. Can the women overcome their prejudices and the troubles of their past to do their duty for their country?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545068

Published:

01-10-2017

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A Nightingale Christmas Promise

Author:

Donna Douglas

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East London, 1914: Britain is preparing for war. As young men queue up to enlist, the Nightingale Hospital has its own set of new recruits... Anna has had a happy upbringing in her parents' bakery in Bethnal Green. But as war descends, her family's German roots will wrench them apart in ways Anna never could have imagined. Kate dreams of following in her father's footsteps and becoming a doctor. With female doctors virtually unheard of, it will take courage to face off the prejudice around her. Sadie joins the hospital to get away from her mother's interference, but the legacy of her family may not be so easy to escape...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547642

Published:

01-12-2019

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£19.99

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