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The Nightingale Christmas Show

Author:

Donna Douglas

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Matron Kathleen Fox has the job of putting the Nightingale Hospital back together. But memories and ghosts of those lost fill the bomb-damaged buildings, and she wonders if she is up to the task. In the name of festive cheer Kathleen decides to put on a Christmas Show for the patients. The idea is received with mixed feelings from the nurses, who are struggling with their own post-war problems. And the rivalry between newcomer Assistant Matron Charlotte Davis and ward sister Violet Tanner isn't helping matters. Could the Nightingale Christmas Show be just what the doctor ordered - not just for the patients, but for the nurses too...?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547154

Published:

01-12-2018

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The Nightingale Nurses

Author:

Donna Douglas

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Helen is at a crossroads in her life as she battles with her domineering mother over both her love life and her future career. Dora can't stop loving Nick, who is married to her best friend, Ruby. But a dark secret has the potential to destroy Ruby's marriage. Millie is anxious about her fiance being sent to Spain to cover the Civil War, and things only get worse when she encounters a fortune-teller who gives her a sinister warning. With war looming in Europe, the women of the Nightingale have to face their own challenges, at work and in love.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539388

Published:

01-07-2014

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The Nightingale Sisters

Author:

Donna Douglas

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Violet The new night sister is not all she seems. Who is she and what dark secret is she hiding? As the mystery deepens, Sister Wren is determined to find out the truth. Dora The student nurse is struggling with her own secret, and with her heartbreak over Nick. A new arrival on the ward brings the chance to put a smile back on her face. But can she really get over Nick so easily? Millie Dora's fellow student is also torn between two men in her life. But then an unexpected friendship with an elderly patient makes her question where her heart -and her future - really lies.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750538695

Published:

01-02-2014

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The Nurses Of Steeple Street

Author:

Donna Douglas

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Welcome to the district nurses' home on Steeple Street, where everyone has a secret... Ambitious young nurse Agnes Sheridan had a promising future ahead of her until a tragic mistake brought all her dreams crashing down and cost her the love and respect of everyone around her. Now she has come to Leeds for a fresh start as a trainee district nurse. But Agnes finds herself facing unexpected challenges as she is assigned to Quarry Hill, one of the city's most notorious slums. Before she can redeem herself in the eyes of her family, she must first win the trust and respect of her patients and fellow nurses.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543798

Published:

01-03-2017

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Miss Nightingale's Nurses

Author:

Kate Eastham

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Ada Houston's life is shattered when her brother Frank goes missing following an accident at the docks. She hears a rumour that he survived and left Liverpool to fight a foreign war, so she boards a ship to bring him home. But the battlefields of the Crimea are a hostile place for a penniless young woman. Then one day she is offered the chance to train as a nurse under the famous Florence Nightingale. Ada shows great aptitude as she cares for her injured countrymen, makes new friends and finds romance. But Frank is still missing and she needs to find him before it's too late...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547246

Published:

01-05-2019

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A Distant Dream

Author:

Pam Evans

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It is 1936 and, having endured the worst of the Depression, May Stubbs and her family hope for a brighter future. But then May contracts the dreaded tuberculosis and she is sent away to the country to recover. Being separated from her best friend, Betty Lane, and her childhood sweetheart, George Bailey, is hard for May but she makes new friends who encourage her to fight off her illness. It is only on her return home that the enormity of what has happened while she's been away hits her. There are times when May's happiness seems nothing but a distant dream, and when war breaks out she must learn to forgive and forget in order to survive...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9781444818772

Published:

01-03-2014

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On Her Own Two Feet

Author:

Pam Evans

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In the middle of a party to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935, Mollie Fisher's good-for-nothing husband walks out on her and their baby girl. Luckily, her mother is delighted to look after baby Esme while Mollie goes out to work. Meanwhile, her nan encourages her to join a local keep-fit class, which opens her eyes to a whole new world. Determined to better herself, Mollie qualifies as a fitness instructor and starts to run her own classes for the local community, where she befriends a group of women she would never have known existed. But with the outbreak of the Second World War and the ever-present danger of losing her loved ones in the London bombings, it takes courage for Mollie to stand on her own two feet...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9781444830316

Published:

01-11-2016

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When The Lights Go Down

Author:

Pam Evans

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It is 1938 and the threat of war looms on the streets of London. But, when the lights go down in the cinema aisles, usherette Daisy Blake is transported to a world of glamour and romance. Daisy falls in love with the handsome organist, Al Dawson. Then war is declared and, just after Al leaves for the frontline, Daisy discovers she's pregnant. Her mother is distraught; she doesn't think Al is right for her daughter and when Daisy's letters to him go unanswered, her mother encourages her to marry John, the cinema's projectionist, to spare her further heartache.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547680

Published:

01-07-2019

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Whispers In The Town

Author:

Pamela Evans

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For West London sisters Sal and Ann Storey, 1957 should have been one of the happiest years of their lives, but their world is turned upside down when two family tragedies strike in quick succession. Left to run the family's sweetshop with their grandmother, Sal's new-found flair for business doesn't make up for everything she and Ann have lost. When Sal meets and falls in love with taxi driver Bob Beck, her luck seems to have changed. Bob becomes her one constant, particularly when Ann finally uncovers her long-held guilty secret, which could have explosive consequences for the sisters. The last thing Sal needs is Bob's scheming ex-fiancee Kate's reappearance in his life - especially as Kate is preparing to make a stunning revelation...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9781444814446

Published:

01-03-2013

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Christmas At Woolworths

Author:

Elaine Everest

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Best friends Sarah, Maisie and Freda are brought together by their jobs at Woolworths. With their loved ones away busy fighting the enemy, their bonds of friendship strengthen each day. Betty Billington is the manager at Woolworths, and a rock for the girls, having given up on love... Until a mysterious stranger turns up one day - could he reignite a spark in Betty? As the year draws to a close, and Christmas approaches, the girls must rely on each other to navigate the dark days that lie ahead... With so much change, can their friendship survive the war?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546904

Published:

01-11-2018

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The Butlins Girls

Author:

Elaine Everest

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Molly Missons hasn't had the best of times recently. Having lost her parents, now some dubious long-lost family are attempting to steal her home and livelihood... After a horrendous ordeal, Molly applies for a job as a Butlins auntie and leaves for Skegness. Molly finds true friendship in Freda, Bunty and Plum. But the biggest shock is discovering that star of the silver screen, Johnny Johnson, is working at Butlin's as head of the entertainment team. Johnny takes an instant liking to Molly and she begins to shed the shackles of her recent traumas. Is he the distraction she needs - or is he too good to be true?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545501

Published:

01-03-2018

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The Woolworths Girls

Author:

Elaine Everest

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A Sunday Times Bestseller It's 1938 and as the threat of war hangs over the country, Sarah Caselton is preparing for her new job at Woolworths. Before long, she forms a tight bond with two of her colleagues: the glamorous Maisie and shy Freda. The trio immediately form a close-knit friendship, sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. But with war clouding the horizon, the young men and women of Woolworths realize that there are bigger battles ahead. It's a dangerous time for the nation, and an even more perilous time to fall in love...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543163

Published:

01-04-2017

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