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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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Genre:

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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Genre:

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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Genre:

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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Nobody's Child

Author:

Elizabeth Gill

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1930 Durham Fell tops, Castle Bank Colliery Kath walked for so long that she wanted to lie down in the snow and sleep but she thought of her sister and knew she must go on. Soon the snow was so deep that she couldn't move... When their mother dies and their father, in his grief, burns down their wagon and runs away, Kath and Ella - gypsy sisters - suddenly become orphans. With no one to turn to for help, they face hardship and hunger at every turn. Will their special sisters' bond be strong enough to see them to safety?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544214

Published:

01-05-2017

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The Fall And Rise Of Lucy Charlton

Author:

Elizabeth Gill

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Since she was a child, Lucy Charlton has dreamed of working with her father in the family solicitor's firm. But when a scandal shatters her hopes, she finds herself on the streets, fighting for survival. Joe Hardy has returned to London after the Great War to find his life in tatters. Then Joe learns he's unexpectedly inherited an old river house in Durham from a mysterious stranger. With nothing left for him in London, he travels north to claim it. As their worlds collide, Lucy and Joe find comfort in their growing friendship. But the past comes back to haunt them, with shocking consequences...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539821

Published:

01-10-2014

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The Guardian Angel

Author:

Elizabeth Gill

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Alice Lee, middle-aged and unmarried, is the only volunteer when the minister asks his congregation to help young Zebediah Bailey. Zeb is in prison for a ghastly crime, and the townspeople would rather forget than forgive this local lad who lost his way. Alice dutifully writes to him every week, sending him sweets from her shop: Alice Lee's Confectionary. She won't admit she's lonely, but since her parents deaths, making and selling sweets has become her whole world. Then Zeb comes out of gaol and Alice agrees to take him in, much to the horror of her neighbours. What develops between them is unexpected - intense and bittersweet.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545952

Published:

01-06-2018

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The Quarryman's Wife

Author:

Elizabeth Gill

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After her daughter Arabella passes away, leaving a poor, motherless child in her wake, Nell Almond doesn't think her life can get any worse. But then tragedy strikes a second time and she finds herself widowed, with her husband's quarry to manage. But it's baby Frederick, her grandson, who troubles her most. Being cared for by one of the local families, he lives in hand-me-down clothes in a cramped and unrefined home. Nell desperately wants him to return to his rightful place, as heir to the quarry, but should she put all her hopes for happiness in one child?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547673

Published:

01-08-2019

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A Maiden's Voyage

Author:

Rosie Goodwin

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1912, London. Eighteen-year-old Flora Butler has the prized position of lady's maid to young Connie Ogilvie, and is at last able to provide for her beloved parents and four younger siblings. But Flora's life is turned upside down when her mistress's father dies in a tragic accident. Connie has to move to New York to live with her aunt until she comes of age, and begs Flora to go with her. Flora now faces a difficult decision - give up her position, or leave her family behind. But when her beau lets her down, her mind is made up. Soon Connie and Flora head for Southampton to board the RMS Titanic...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547840

Published:

01-10-2019

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A Mother's Grace

Author:

Rosie Goodwin

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Grace Kettle lives a comfortable life with her beloved mother and reliable old Mrs Batley - as long as Judge Kettle, her formidable and threatening father, is away from home. As she grows into a gentle and pious young woman the atmosphere at home darkens. Though she cannot protect her mother, Grace finally escapes to her aunt in rural Wales. Following her heart's desire, she trains to be a nun. But when she meets the dashing and devout Father Luke, her world is turned upside down. Her faith is tested and she is driven to make a scandalous choice - one she may well spend the rest of her days seeking forgiveness for...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547307

Published:

01-04-2019

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