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The English Agent

Author:

Clare Harvey

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Having suffered a traumatic experience in the Blitz, Edie feels utterly disillusioned with life in wartime London. The chance to work with the Secret Operations Executive (SOE) helping the resistance in Paris offers a fresh start. Codenamed 'Yvette', she's parachuted into France and met by the two other members of her SOE cell. Who can she trust? Back in London, Vera desperately needs to be made a UK citizen to erase the secrets of her past. Working at the foreign office in charge of agents presents an opportunity for blackmail. But when she loses contact with one agent in the field, codenamed Yvette, her loyalties are torn.

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9780750545037

Published:

01-12-2017

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The Escape

Author:

Clare Harvey

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Germany, 1945. Detta works as a translator for a Nazi-run labour camp for French workers. One winter morning, Detta passes a group of exhausted British prisoners of war being force-marched westwards. One prisoner catches her eye. The following day a local priest reveals that the prisoner needs her help. Berlin, 1989. After witnessing the fall of the Wall, Miranda, a British photography student, flees through the rubble into the East. Trapped in an abusive relationship, she believes her one hope for escape lies with an old postcard of the village where her grandmother Detta was born. But she suspects she is being followed by the Stasi...

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ISBN:

9780750547062

Published:

01-05-2019

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The Gunner Girl

Author:

Clare Harvey

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Bea has grown up part of a large, boisterous Kent family. But she hasn't heard from her sweetheart, and her mother is controlling her life. She needs to escape. Edie inhabits a world of wealth and privilege, but knows only too well that money can't buy happiness. She wants to be like Mary Churchill, to make a difference. Joan can't remember much of her past or family, and her home has been bombed in the Blitz. Desperate, she needs a refuge. Each one is a Gunner Girl: three very different women, one remarkable wartime friendship of shared hopes, lost love and terrible danger.

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ISBN:

9780750542197

Published:

01-04-2016

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The Night Raid

Author:

Clare Harvey

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World-renowned war artist Dame Laura Knight is commissioned to paint propaganda portraits of factory girls and is sent to the ordnance factories in her hometown of Nottingham. At first she relishes the opportunity, but when she starts work on a portrait of two particular women, Violet Smith, and her co-worker Zelah Fitzlord, memories begin to resurface that she has spent half a lifetime trying to forget. Violet is an industrial conscript, and her wages help a family back home in Kent. For Zelah, too, working in the gun factory is an escape: her dreams of the future were dashed in the Plymouth Blitz. But all three have something hidden...

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ISBN:

9780750546379

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01-12-2018

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Helen's Tomorrow

Author:

Shirley Heaton

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Helen, daughter of middle-class mill owners, defies her mother when she marries 'beneath her'. And when tragedy strikes she is left widowed and penniless with two young daughters to support. Determined not to accept charity from her remorseful, guilt-ridden mother, Helen finds success when she returns to her job in antiques. But she is not prepared for the spiteful ways and bitter reprisals of her sister, Laura or the unwanted attention of greedy mill hand, Jack. During a visit to a London exhibition Helen's dreams are shattered once more and, during a traumatic incident, she unexpectedly meets surgeon, Charles Ravel. What will tomorrow hold for Helen?

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ISBN:

9780750545747

Published:

01-03-2018

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Till The End Of Time

Author:

Shirley Heaton

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1939. Cathy lives happily with her family in Australia, oblivious of the onset of WWII in Europe. In England, young Tom, devastated when his mother leaves the family home in Leeds, is determined to enlist as soon as he is of age. He joins the Royal Navy and is sent to the Far East, arriving in Sydney. Tom meets dance teacher, Cathy at a ballroom and it soon becomes obvious they are destined to be together. But what are their chances of keeping their romance alive when it is inevitable that, once the war is over, Tom must sail back to England?

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ISBN:

9780750543989

Published:

01-04-2017

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East End Angels

Author:

Rosie Hendry

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Strong-willed Winnie loves being part of the crew at Station Seventy-Five but her parents are less than happy. When a tragedy hits too close to home she finds herself wondering if she's cut out for this life after all. Former housemaid Bella was forced to leave the place she loved and is finally starting to build a new life but it seems she may have to start over once again. East-Ender Frankie's sense of loyalty keeps her tied to home so it's not easy for her to stay focused at work. These three very different women soon realise they'll need each other if they're to get through the days ahead.

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ISBN:

9780750545693

Published:

01-05-2018

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Secrets Of The East End Angels

Author:

Rosie Hendry

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London, 1941. The East End Angels - Frankie, Bella and Winnie - are settled into life as ambulance crew members at LAAS Station Seventy-Five. Frankie's grandfather is unwell and she promised him she would always look after Ivy, her step-grandmother, but things between the two women are becoming strained. Winnie is making the difficult decisions on call-outs and begins to wonder how much more war and destruction she can take? Bella starts driving the ambulances and is growing closer to James while her love for writing is opening up new doors. Life and war may keep testing the angels but their friendship will see them through the darkest of times.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547185

Published:

01-04-2019

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The Midwives Of Raglan Road

Author:

Jenny Holmes

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Summer, 1936. Newly trained midwife Hazel Price returns to the Yorkshire streets of her childhood, only to find that her modern methods and 'stuck-up' ways bring her into conflict with her family and other formidable residents of Raglan Road. Determined Hazel battles on, assisting with home deliveries and supporting the local GP. The days are long and hard but Hazel brings knowledge and compassion to the work she loves. Then tragedy strikes and accusations fly on Raglan Road. Will Hazel's reputation survive? And what of John, the man she is beginning to fall for - whose side will he take in the war between the old ways and the new?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545198

Published:

01-02-2018

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The Mill Girls Of Albion Lane

Author:

Jenny Holmes

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In a Yorkshire mill town in 1931, Lily Briggs works hard at Calvert Mill to make ends meet and take care of her parents and younger siblings. Saturday nights at the dance hall keep Lily upbeat, and now there's a blossoming romance with childhood friend Harry Bainbridge to put an extra spring in her step, too. But then a run of misfortune threatens Lily's work, home and personal life, and she has to rely on the community at the mill for support. With so many others to worry about, will Lily always put them first, or can she find her own happy ending?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542982

Published:

01-09-2016

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The Shop Girls Of Chapel Street

Author:

Jenny Holmes

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Orphaned young, Violet Wheeler has been brought up by her aunt - but when Winnie dies, she feels she's lost everything. At the Jubilee drapers, amongst the spools of ribbon, skeins of silk and latest thirties fashions, Violet finds a refuge. She's offered a chance to get back on her feet, and with that an unexpected chance to discover love. It's only when a forgotten piece of jewellery with a mysterious note surfaces that Violet is thrown back in to the past again, and starts to wonder what secrets there might be in her family's history. Can her new friends steer Violet towards a happy ending against all the odds?

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ISBN:

9780750543774

Published:

01-02-2017

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A Shilling For A Wife

Author:

Emma Hornby

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A dismal cottage in the heart of Bolton, Lancashire, has been Sally's prison since Joseph Goden 'bought' her from the workhouse as his wife. A drunkard and bully, Joseph uses fists and threats to keep her in check. When Sally gives birth, however, she knows she must do anything to save her child from her husband's clutches. She escapes with her baby and flees for the belching chimneys of Manchester, in search of her only relative. Joseph, will stop at nothing to find her and Sally must fight with every ounce of strength she has to protect herself and her son, and finally be with the man who truly loves her. A fresh start does not come without a price...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544139

Published:

01-06-2017

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