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Walking Back To Happiness

Author:

June Francis

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1961. Lucia once dreamed of a man who would love her. She has lost hope because what man would, when she's responsible for so many siblings? Everything changes when Tim Murphy enters Lucia's coffee bar. She knows of Tim's troubled past but she accepts Tim's offer of a date. But has Tim really changed his ways...and will his shady past catch up with him?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545723

Published:

01-05-2018

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Greyfriars House

Author:

Emma Fraser

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On a remote Scottish island sits Greyfriars House, a house haunted by unspoken words and family mysteries. In 1939, family and friends gather to forget their fears about the impending war. Nine-year-old Olivia watches the grown-ups with fascination, then Olivia sees something she isn't meant to and when the truth comes out, it reverberates through the generations. Almost fifty years later, Olivia has fallen ill and urges her daughter, Charlotte, to visit Greyfriars. There is something her great aunts want to share with Charlotte, but in order to truly understand their secret Charlotte must first understand what happened to them before and during the war...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545259

Published:

01-09-2018

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The Shipbuilder's Daughter

Author:

Emma Fraser

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Glasgow, 1928. Margaret lost both of her brothers in the Great War and is now the last remaining child of wealthy and powerful shipyard owner William Bannatyne. Without a male heir to carry on the family business, William expects his daughter to marry well and provide him with a grandson to inherit his business. Margaret loves her father but she has ambitions of her own: to become a doctor. Her father lets Margaret finish her training, but he doesn't count on her meeting Alasdair Morrison, a union man at the shipyard. Suddenly she's faced with an impossible, heart-breaking choice...will she choose love or obligation?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545242

Published:

01-02-2018

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We Shall Remember

Author:

Emma Fraser

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1939. Irena is a young medical student living in Warsaw when the German army invades Poland. Those closest to her are dying and when Irena realises that no one is coming to Poland's aid, it's clear that she is alone. Forced to flee to Britain, Irena meets Richard, an RAF pilot who's instantly drawn to her and there's a glimmer of happiness on the horizon. And then the war becomes more brutal and in order to right a never-forgotten wrong Irena must make an impossible decision.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750538046

Published:

01-01-2015

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All Change For Nurse Millie

Author:

Jean Fullerton

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Nurse Millie Sullivan is now Nurse Millie Smith, having married aspiring MP Jim Smith. The war has ended and the NHS has just come into action, so the nurses are busier than ever as the community realise that they no longer have to pay for services. Minor ailments need attention, babies need to be helped into the world and some of the larger-than-life characters need keeping in line so Millie has enough drama to deal with without having to deal with more from home...and Alex Nolan, her ex-fiance, is back in town.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539982

Published:

01-10-2014

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Call Nurse Millie

Author:

Jean Fullerton

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It's 1945 and, as the troops begin to return home, the inhabitants of London attempt to put their lives back together. For 25-year-old Millie, a qualified nurse and midwife, the jubilation at the end of the war is short-lived as she tends to the needs of the East End community around her. But while Millie witnesses tragedy and brutality in her job, she also finds strength and kindness. And when misfortune befalls her own family, it is the enduring spirit of the community that shows Millie that even the toughest of circumstances can be overcome.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750537971

Published:

01-11-2013

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Fetch Nurse Connie

Author:

Jean Fullerton

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Connie Byrne, a nurse in London's East End, working alongside Millie Sullivan from Call Nurse Millie, is planning her wedding to Charlie Ross, set to take place as soon as he returns from the war. But when she meets him off the train at London Bridge, she finds that his homecoming isn't going to go according to plan. Connie's busy professional life, and the larger-than-life patients offer a welcome distraction, but for how long?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541732

Published:

01-12-2015

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Pocketful Of Dreams

Author:

Jean Fullerton

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It's 1939, and the Brogan family of London's East End are ready to show Hitler what for. But things don't seem so rosy when rationing, evacuation and air-raids start to put this larger-than-life family to the test. When a mysterious young man arrives, he provides just the dazzling distraction they need - and for eldest daughter Mattie, the promise of more than she'd ever wished for. But as the pair fall deeper in love, they are drawn into secret dangers, rife on the streets of London. As the young couple try to protect the East End, can their dreams survive the darkening backdrop of war-time...?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546034

Published:

01-07-2018

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Wedding Bells For Nurse Connie

Author:

Jean Fullerton

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It's 1948 and the nurses of the East End of London are making the most of life post-war. For Connie, things are looking rosy as she looks forward to planning a future with her sweetheart, Malcolm. But, as many a young bride-to-be has proved, the course of true love never did run smooth and Connie has to grapple with interfering mothers and Malcolm's reluctance to set the date. Life at work isn't all smooth sailing either. The newly-formed NHS is keeping the nurses of Fry House extremely busy, but new faces keep things interesting. And one in particular might be the answer to all of Connie's problems...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543781

Published:

01-02-2017

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Custard Tarts And Broken Hearts

Author:

Mary Gibson

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They call them custard tarts - the girls who work at Pearce Duff's custard powder factory in Bermondsey before the First World War. Conditions are hard but nothing can quench the spirit of humour and friendship - or the rising tide of anger that will finally bring the girls out on strike. For one of them, striking spells disaster. Nellie Clark's wages keep her young brothers and sisters from starvation, while her father sinks into drunken violence after the death of their mother. While Nellie struggles to keep her family together, two men compete for her love, and over them looms the shadow of the coming war.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539654

Published:

01-09-2014

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Jam & Roses

Author:

Mary Gibson

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Three sisters in 1920s Bermondsey struggle to make ends meet and protect their mother from the violence of their father. Milly, the eldest, works in Southwells jam factory. Elsie dreams of a career on the stage, while little Amy runs wild with her friends on the streets. As summer draws to a close, they join the hop pickers in Kent, for a short, blissful respite from a life of work and hardship. All three girls fear the terrible, unforgiving temper of their father, and their courageous attempts to protect their defenceless mother will have dramatic - sometimes disastrous - consequences for them all.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540377

Published:

01-05-2015

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Doctor Of The High Fells

Author:

Elizabeth Gill

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Prue's heart beat hard - she had heard of the low seams of the mines of northwest Durham and she had always had a fear of being enclosed. She picked up her bag and followed them to the cage which carried the miners below ground, praying that the man did not die, that she need not produce some miracle... This is the story of Prue Stanhope, a young woman doctor, who escapes a loveless marriage to journey far from home and join a surgery in Tow Law, County Durham. There are long hours and limited resources, but gaining the townspeople's trust will be her greatest challenge of all.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542906

Published:

01-08-2016

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