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Surprises In Burracombe

Author:

Lilian Harry

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Life is never dull in this beautiful Devonshire village and with surprises around every corner, there's a lot to look forward to. The engagement party at the Barton is finally a chance for Hilary and David to celebrate their good news with friends and family. But obstacles spring up from all angles and there may be more than the dress and the venue to arrange before they can walk down the aisle. Amongst the drama, old friends are always on hand and when Dottie falls ill, an old face comes back to Burracombe to lift her spirits, and perhaps change her life.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542746

Published:

01-07-2016

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Weddings In Burracombe

Author:

Lilian Harry

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At Burracombe Barton, Hilary Napier is doing her best to keep the estate ticking along, all the while longing for a man she cannot have. Alice Tozer sees her youngest daughter off on the adventure of a lifetime, but when her eldest son returns to the family farm, he throws the family into turmoil. And a new teacher appears to be making the lives of the little ones a misery at the village school. The first crocuses bring colour and the promise of change back to Burracombe, there are weddings to plan and joyful celebrations of all things that matter most.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750538442

Published:

01-01-2014

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The Child Left Behind

Author:

Gracie Hart

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Victoria Wild is only four years old but already knows about heartbreak, having been abandoned by her unwed mother when she was only a baby. Luckily her Aunt Eliza was there to take her in but times are still hard on Pit Lane and while Eliza does her best to make sure there is always food on the table, Victoria bears the stigma of her illegitimacy. But more trouble is around the corner - in the form of Victoria's mother, Mary-Anne Wild, who is finally coming home not to be a proper mother to her daughter but to exact her revenge on the man who ruined her life...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547420

Published:

01-06-2019

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The Girl From Pit Lane

Author:

Gracie Hart

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Can two young, coal-miner's daughters survive on their own? Tragedy strikes a small Yorkshire mining town when Sarah Wild's husband dies in a terrible accident. Widowed and destitute, Sarah is forced to remarry to save her daughters, Mary-Anne and Eliza, from the workhouse. When their mother tragically dies, the sisters are left under the care of their drunken step-father. Unable to rely on him, they are determined to stick together. But things are complicated when Mary-Anne, the eldest, falls pregnant with the child of a married mine-owner. Scared and unsure what to do, the sisters try to hide Mary-Anne's pregnancy. But such things cannot stay secret for long...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546560

Published:

01-10-2018

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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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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

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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Genre:

Family Saga

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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Genre:

Family Saga

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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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546379

Published:

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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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

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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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543989

Published:

01-04-2017

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The Road To The Sea

Author:

Ciara Hegarty

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It is the late 1940s in rural Ireland, and Kathleen Steele has been thrust into adulthood by the death of her twin sister, Nuala. Their mother has descended into a state of near-catatonia, and it is left to Kathleen to care for her younger siblings and her taciturn father. A tentative love affair develops between Kathleen and a traumatised young man, Joseph Foley, but her relationship with her father grows ever more disturbing. By the time Kathleen agrees to marry Joseph, it is clear that the events of the intervening years will cast a dark shadow over the new generation.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750534109

Published:

01-07-2011

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Ruby

Author:

Meg Henderson

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Ruby Maclean's family live respectably in a close-knit community in Glasgow. With their fair share of trouble and laughter, the Macleans, unknowingly are in crisis As the Second World War looms, Ruby, at seventeen, falls pregnant and marries Gerry Reilly, a drinker. When Gerry goes to war, Ruby must cope alone. And when Sarah, her mother dies, a series of events almost tears the family apart. Then, after Gerry's return from the war - their marriage ended by drink - Ruby builds a new life for herself and her daughter. Many years later, living by the sea, Ruby discovers, by chance, the many secrets in her family. But the final pieces in her family jigsaw, are a shocking realisation of its deceptions and lies...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9781444806168

Published:

01-04-2011

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£20.89

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