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A Mersey Mile

Author:

Ruth Hamilton

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The residents of Scotland Road fear for their futures when government plans threaten to demolish their street and tear apart their community. Polly's Parlour cafe is the centre for resistance, where strategies are formed to fight back. But when local priest Father Brennan attacks little Billy Blunt, minds are instead turned to vengeance. Frank Charleson, the local hero after saving Billy's life, is increasingly fond of Polly Kennedy. But with his mother's harsh behaviour towards his previous wife, can he put Polly through the same? Can Frank provide the support she needs? And is Polly strong enough to keep their community together?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540537

Published:

01-02-2015

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Daughters Of Penny Lane

Author:

Ruth Hamilton

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In 1946, Alice Quigley returns to her childhood home on Penny Lane, having lost three sisters and her house in Bootle to the bombs that fell over Liverpool. Estranged from her husband Dan, who suffered from two strokes triggered during the Blitz, she moves in with her remaining sister, Nellie. But even though the bombs have stopped falling, tremors still rock the family when Alice's reviled mother is kicked out of Nellie's home and seeks vengeance. When visions from the past resurface, she soon uncovers a dark secret that her mother has kept hidden...

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ISBN:

9780750546027

Published:

01-08-2018

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Meet Me At The Pier Head

Author:

Ruth Hamilton

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Comfortably settled into his expatriate life in post war Britain, headmaster Theodore's secrets are set to remain deeply buried. Until she breezes in. Tia Bellamy cuts through his reserve and, for the first time in years, Theo finds himself able to confront his past and reveal the events carved onto his heart and seared into his soul. Together they form a strong bond, closely befriending Maggie Stone and her granddaughter, little Rosie. However, Theo and Tia soon realize that Rosie is the victim of an abusive mother. It isn't long before they decide to take drastic action, and all three lives are changed forever...

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ISBN:

9780750542043

Published:

01-02-2016

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A Mother's Journey

Author:

June Hampson

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Fourteen-year-old Vera has led a sheltered life with her overbearing religious mother and older sister. But her world is turned upside down with the arrival of the Lovell family on her street. Unaware of the effect she has on men, Vera invites the unwanted attention of Alfred Lovell, with devastating consequences. Outraged at the news that her teenage daughter is pregnant, Vera's mother sends her to a home for wayward girls. After giving birth to a baby boy, Vera manages to escape the brutality of the institution, only to face the toughest decision a mother could ever make...

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ISBN:

9780750536714

Published:

01-04-2013

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The Crying Game

Author:

June Hampson

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As bombs descend on their home, fifteen-year-old Trixie and her young brother, Teddy, are fighting a more private battle against their violent father. Fleeing Portsmouth, towards the safety of a relative's home in Gosport, Trixie's luck finally seems about to change as fate introduces her to Jem, a handsome young market trader who takes her under his wing and into his heart. When Trixie's uncle sends Teddy away under strange circumstance, she finds some comfort in Jem's unfaltering adoration. But Trixie's heart never strays from her beloved little brother who seems lost for ever. Until Teddy's found, her own happiness remains a world away.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750538503

Published:

01-01-2014

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Goodbye Piccadilly

Author:

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

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In 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again. For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, nineteen and beautiful longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to marry a banker's daughter. Below stairs, Cook and Ada, the head housemaid, grow more terrified of German invasion with every newspaper atrocity story they read.

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ISBN:

9780750542593

Published:

01-06-2016

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Keep The Home Fires Burning

Author:

Cynthia Harrod-eagles

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The war was not 'over by Christmas' after all and as 1915 begins, the Hunters begin to settle into wartime life. Diana, the eldest daughter, sees her fiance off to war but doesn't expect the coldness she receives from her future mother-in-law. Her brother David and his battalion are almost ready to be sent to the Front. Below stairs, Ethel, the under housemaid, is tired of having her beaux go off to war so she deliberately sets her sights on a man who works on the railway. Eric turns out to be decent and honest - is this the man who could give her a new life?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542609

Published:

01-07-2016

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The Land Of My Dreams

Author:

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

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It is 1916 and the Hunters, their friends and their servants are settling down to the business of war. As conscription reaches into every household, Britain turns out men and shells in industrial numbers. Bobby, the second Hunter son, gains his wings and joins his brother in France. Ethel, the under housemaid, embarks on a quest and Laura Hunter sets out on her biggest adventure yet. Diana, the eldest Hunter daughter, finds a second chance at happiness. But as the battle of the Somme grinds into action, the shadow of death falls over every part of the country, and the Hunter household cannot remain untouched.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544733

Published:

01-09-2017

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A Child In Burracombe

Author:

Lilian Harry

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Devon, 1943. While the young men are away, everyone in the village of Burracombe knows the war effort needs them too. When the Barton is requisitioned as a children's home for war orphans, all of Burracombe rallies round to welcome their newest arrivals, particularly little Maddy Simmons. Still reeling from losing her mother and brother in the Plymouth blitz, and her father being killed at sea, Maddy has been sent to a different children's home to her beloved sister. As Maddy explores the village, she begins to realise that Burracombe is the kind of place where you will always have someone to turn to, even when times are hard.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545778

Published:

01-06-2018

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Celebrations In Burracombe

Author:

Lilian Harry

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There's an air of expectation in the village as the news emerges of babies due in the coming months. But it seems not everyone is destined for a happy family life. For the expectant mothers, joy is mingled with concern. Hilary Napier, at the Barton overlooking the village, can't look at the newly-weds and growing families without wondering if fate has only taunted her with a second chance at love and then snatched it away again. While for her friend, Val Ferris, hard-won happiness hangs in the balance as she faces a choice between home and hearth, or her husband's hopes and dreams.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540575

Published:

01-04-2015

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Farewell To Burracombe

Author:

Lilian Harry

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The day that Hilary and David have been waiting for has finally arrived and as the church bells ring out for the arrival of the bride, everyone's fingers are crossed for the day to go without a hitch. There's more love in the air as planning continues for both Dottie and Joe's and Frances and James's nuptials. There's nothing like a wedding to bring the village together. Times are changing in Burracombe and as young and old embark on new adventures it's time to say goodbye. But with friends like these, a goodbye is rarely for ever, so instead we'll say a very fond farewell.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544757

Published:

01-09-2017

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Snowfall In Burracombe

Author:

Lilian Harry

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It's December 1953. As the village prepares for the festivities, for many people a happy Christmas is by no means certain. For Stella Simmons, recovering from a car crash, the winter wedding that she and her sweetheart had planned seems impossible. Elsewhere in the village, Jackie Tozer is dreaming of America and Hilary Napier, who thought the war had robbed her of her chance of happiness, has to ask herself if she could ever imagine leaving her life at the big house for the sake of love and adventure. The darkest time of the year finds everyone asking questions with no easy answer.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750537391

Published:

01-05-2013

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