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Half A Sixpence

Author:

Evie Grace

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East Kent, 1830. Catherine Rook takes her peaceful life for granted. Her days are spent at the village school and lending a hand on her family's farm. Life is run by the seasons, and there's little time for worry. But rural unrest begins sweeping through Kent, and when Pa Rook buys a threshing machine it brings turbulence and tragedy to Wanstall Farm. With the Rooks' fortunes forever changed, Catherine must struggle to hold her family together. She turns to her childhood companion, Matty Carter, for comfort. With the threat of destitution nipping at her heels, Catherine must forge a way out of ruin...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546294

Published:

01-07-2018

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A House Divided

Author:

Margaret Graham

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Evie and her family have struggled to keep Easterleigh Hall, now a hotel, running during the depression, and with war looming, she worries for the children, who have to find their way in a changing world. Bridie is becoming a talented chef. Her cousin James has run away to fight in Spain. And Tim, the boy Bridie has always loved, shocks everyone by joining the Black Shirts and going to Germany. Heartbroken at Tim's defection, Bridie isn't sure she can ever forgive him. But somehow they must find a way to reconcile, because if war does come, they will need each other more than ever...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544054

Published:

01-05-2017

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Easterleigh Hall

Author:

Margaret Graham

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When Evie Forbes starts as an assistant cook at Easterleigh Hall, she goes against her family's wishes. For ruthless Lord Brampton also owns the mine where Evie's father and brothers work, and there is animosity between the two families. But Evie is determined to better herself. And her training at the hall offers her a way out of life below stairs. Evie works hard and gains a valued place in the household. And her dream of running a small hotel grows even closer. Then war is declared and all their lives are thrown into turmoil.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541374

Published:

01-08-2015

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Easterleigh Hall At War

Author:

Margaret Graham

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England is at war and Easterleigh Hall has been turned into a hospital for the duration of the hostilities. With its army of volunteers and wounded servicemen, cook Evie Forbes is determined that everyone will be properly provided for, despite the threat of rationing and dwindling supplies. All the while she waits for letters from her fiance and beloved brother, fighting on the Western Front. Then the worst happens - a telegram arrives with shattering news. And Evie wonders if she'll have the strength to carry on...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541381

Published:

01-02-2016

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A Cut Above

Author:

Millie Gray

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It's 1962 and Freda Scott and her five schoolmates are eager to embark on their life journeys. Madly in love with the dashing but unattainable Ewan, Freda instead throws herself into a hairdressing career, and soon she and her best friend Robin have established their own flourishing business. The future looks rosy, until Freda's life is turned upside down by a brutal attack. As Freda struggles to come to terms with what has happened to her, she relies on her old friends more than ever. However, a chance meeting with her old love Ewan, brings a potentially life-changing dilemma. Does Freda dare to finally put herself first?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546485

Published:

01-11-2018

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Eighteen Couper Street

Author:

Millie Gray

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Anna Campbell's life is dedicated to raising her six foster children. A pillar of the community, her door at Eighteen Couper Street is always open, for advice, treatment for all sorts of ailments or for a cup of tea and a chat. But despite caring for those around her, she is soon embroiled in family problems. When Bella becomes pregnant by Gus, Anna is horrified. And as well as confronting Bella's delicate and scandalous condition, Anna must also contend with the ever-present bane of her existence, her beloved Rachel's father, Gabby. Anna wants revenge, but at what cost to Rachel and her family?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750537100

Published:

01-04-2013

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Moving On

Author:

Millie Gray

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May 1945. In post-war Leith, the Anderson family must come to terms with the reality of peacetime Britain. Johnny's hopes of a life in politics finally come true, but will his vows to remain a dutiful husband and father be kept? Peacetime is not easy for Johnny's Polish brother-in-law Hans, either. Meanwhile nurse Kitty - Johnny's daughter from his first marriage - gets caught up in a sensational trial when her friend Laura's brother is accused of murder. Kitty is fascinated by the seemingly cold but eloquent prosecuting counsel - and he is bewitched by her. When they meet again four years later, will his behaviour be a barrier to a future relationship?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544825

Published:

01-08-2017

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Silver Linings

Author:

Millie Gray

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1939: The unexpected death of Sandra Anderson dramatically and ruthlessly changes forever the lives of the family she leaves behind. Kitty, her spoiled and pampered fifteen-year-old daughter, has to give up her dreams of a career, as she becomes the family drudge. Sandra's heartbroken husband, Johnny, finds solace for his grief by becoming the main mouthpiece for his Trade Union in the shipyards, leaving little time for new-born Rosebud, whose birth caused her mother's death. And to add to what seems insurmountable problems, Kitty and Johnny must try to fulfil the death bed promises they made to Sandra, which makes a nearly impossible situation even worse.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542074

Published:

01-05-2016

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The Tangling Of The Web

Author:

Millie Gray

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Sally, who married young to escape her appalling childhood, is often left to bitterly reflect on the hand she has been dealt. She is, on the whole, happy caring for her handsome husband, his mother, her own three children, one of whom has a disability, and her Walter Mitty sister. Then suddenly her world comes crashing down when her husband leaves her with no warning. With hard work and sheer determination she turns around a Leith pub which has a shocking reputation but still takes time to care for her ever increasing family. Finding answers to awkward questions which have troubled her all her life.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539494

Published:

01-07-2014

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When Sorry Is Not Enough

Author:

Millie Gray

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Four years on from discovering their true heritage, Sally and Luke have overcome their animosity to forge a trusting brother-sister relationship. So when Luke returns home from the Hong Kong police force, he asks Sally for help to prove the innocence of his friend Irish. But Sally already has her hands full. As well as tending her flourishing business empire, she must also pick up the pieces when her family - from her feckless sister Josie to her self-centred daughter Margo - runs into trouble. Moreover, she must put her own dreams on hold because the man she loves is not free to be with her.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541275

Published:

01-08-2015

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Divided Loyalty

Author:

Roberta Grieve

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Forbidden by her father to work on their farm, Celia Raines takes a job at the local printing works. When war comes, Celia hopes to achieve her ambition of being a farmer. But her boss has taken on sensitive work for the Ministry of Information and Celia is forced to stay. Romance blossoms between Celia and Matthew Dangerfield, an RAF friend of her brother Edgar. Both men are engaged on bombing missions but Edgar is beginning to have doubts. Celia and Matt quarrel when he confides in her his concerns about the effect Edgar is having on morale. When Matt's plane is shot down while returning from a bombing mission, Celia knows they may never get the chance to resolve their differences.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780753153895

Published:

01-08-2015

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On Wings Of Song

Author:

Roberta Grieve

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Rebellious society girl Arabella Raynsford is leading a double life as a music hall singer but to escape a possible scandal, she flees to Constantinople to join Florence Nightingale. Arabella's ambitious mother wants her to marry wealthy Irish landowner Oswald Delaney but she has fallen in love with humble engineer Nat Sloane, a man her parents will never accept as a suitable husband. Besides, marriage will mean having to give up singing. Will she be able to find her path to happiness?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780753186619

Published:

01-03-2011

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