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From Liverpool With Love

Author:

Lyn Andrews

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Jane Shaw and her brother Alfie know more than children should about the tougher side of life. After their father's tragic death, the Brownlow Hill Workhouse in the heart of Liverpool's slums is the only refuge their mam Ellen has. When Ellen also dies, Jane's opportunity to make good comes when she gets a job in the Empire Laundry and is given a home by her mother's old friend Ada Ellis, whose son Joe, Jane has been fond of since childhood. But Joe breaks her heart and as Alfie is drawn into criminal activity can Jane find happiness or will Alfie's plans threaten his sister's happiness?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541329

Published:

01-10-2015

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Heart And Home

Author:

Lyn Andrews

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Cathie Kinrade is all too used to hardship. Growing up on the Isle of Man in the 1930s, she sees her da set sail daily on dangerous seas while her mam struggles to put food on the table. Cathie has little hope for her own future, until a chance encounter changes her fortunes for ever. Fiercely determined, Cathie leaves for Liverpool, a bustling city full of possibility. With a lively job as a shop girl in a grand department store, and a firm friend in kind-hearted Julia, Cathie has found her niche. But the discovery of an explosive secret could put everything at risk. And when love comes calling, Cathie's new friends fear that she may be set to trust the wrong man with her heart...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543095

Published:

01-10-2016

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Liverpool Angels

Author:

Lyn Andrews

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Mae Strickland is only a few days old when her mother suddenly dies. Her aunt Maggie brings Mae up together with her own children, Eddie and Alice. In spite of Mae's unhappy start, life feels full of promise. Then, as the First World War looms, everything changes. While the local men, including young Eddie, leave to fight, Mae and Alice train as field nurses. Nothing can prepare them for the hardship that lies ahead. Yet there is solace to be found amid the wreckage of the war, and for both, romance is on the horizon. But it will take great courage for Mae and Alice to follow their hearts.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539302

Published:

01-08-2014

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Liverpool Sisters

Author:

Lyn Andrews

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It is 1907. Liverpool is a bustling and busy city. Sisters Livvie and Amy Goodwin are just sixteen and thirteen years old when their adored mother dies in childbirth. They are still missing their mum every day when their father Thomas announces that he is going to marry again. His new bride is Mary Fitzgerald, a girl just a few years older than Livvie. Thomas believes that he should make all the important decisions in his daughters' lives, so whether it's joining the Suffragettes or marrying for love, he won't stand them going against his will. But Livvie is determined that she and her sister will find a way to happiness...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545112

Published:

01-12-2017

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The Liverpool Matchgirl

Author:

Lyn Andrews

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Liverpool, 1901. The Tempest family is all but destitute, barely able to put food on the table. When Florrie falls ill with pneumonia and Arthur is imprisoned after a drunken fight, their thirteen-year-old daughter Lizzie finds herself parentless, desperate and alone. Despite her young age, Lizzie has spirit and determination, and she knows that she must find work to keep herself off the streets. In a stroke of luck, she gets a job in the match factory, and foreman George Rutherford takes her under his wing. But will her new home with the Rutherfords shield her from trouble ahead?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547284

Published:

01-05-2019

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The Canary Girls

Author:

Rosie Archer

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A powerful saga featuring the same characters as The Munitions Girls 1944, Hampshire. In the munitions factory they call them the Canary Girls - the chemicals the women have to work with turn their hair yellow. Although her face bears the scars from an explosion at the factory, Rita Brown is getting back on her feet. She has caught the eye of local wide boy Blackie Bristow. But there's a war on and some of the local men are taking advantage of the topsy-turvy world to break more than just hearts. Rita discovers someone at the factory is leaking secrets to the Germans. With D-Day on the horizon, she must work out who she can rely on - and fast.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543859

Published:

01-03-2017

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The Factory Girls

Author:

Rosie Archer

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Autumn, 1944. Doodlebugs are the latest threat to war-battered southern England. At the munitions factory, Em Earle is about to suffer a threat from much nearer home: local crook Samuel Golden is back and up to his old tricks, trying to find ways to exploit people's hardship for his own gain. As well as Samuel's unwanted attentions, Em has to deal with some huge revelations from within her own family. Her daughter Lizzie is pregnant, and a strange woman has turned up on Em's doorstep claiming to be her sister. Em is excited, but wary - could this woman be too good to be true?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545129

Published:

01-12-2017

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The Ferry Girls

Author:

Rosie Archer

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1941. Violetta 'Vee' Smith has a secret. Her real name is Schmidt, and she is half German. Vee and her mother May risk being interned as enemy aliens...if their neighbours don't find out and torch their smallholding near Southampton first. Vee and May need false papers and local 'businessman' Sammy Chesterton offers them - for a price. But the price is too high, and so she runs away to Gosport, where ferries plough back and forth to Portsmouth. When handsome ferry skipper Jack offers Vee a job and a room in his house with the other ferry girls, Vee finds herself falling for him. There's just one problem: his wife, Madelaine.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547123

Published:

01-01-2019

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The Gunpowder And Glory Girls

Author:

Rosie Archer

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The Second World War is drawing to a close, but the munitions girls are still hard at work in the factory. Gladys, who's been promoted to overseer, has been feeling lonely lately. Her friend Em, and Em's daughter Lizzie, have moved away, and a lot of others have left Gosport too. Then an act of kindness towards Goldie, a homeless teenager, provides Gladys with a new friend and lodger. But Goldie has run away from her dangerous family - a group of local gangsters. Can Gladys keep both of them safe while dealing with some surprising news of her own?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545976

Published:

01-06-2018

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The Munitions Girls

Author:

Rosie Archer

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Pixie Saunders is nineteen and works in the local armaments factory near Portsmouth. Her mother has run off yet again with a dodgy-looking bloke, leaving Pixie to pay the rent and fend for herself. Pixie, along with her best friend Rita and the rest of the girls are making the most of the war while trying to stay alive. The work is dangerous and the hours long, but in the evenings they take off their overalls and go dancing. Pixie meets American serviceman Cal and falls in love. She couldn't be happier. Then Pixie falls pregnant and her life changes dramatically. Happiness seems a thing of the past.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542555

Published:

01-05-2016

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A Liverpool Legacy

Author:

Anne Baker

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On a spring day in 1947, Millie and Pete Maynard take their daughter Sylvie on a boat trip that is to end in tragedy. Poor Sylvie blames herself for the accident and Millie needs all her strength to comfort her children and overcome her grief. Then Pete's will is read and further heartache lies in store... Meanwhile, Pete's younger brother and his good-for-nothing sons try to take control of the family business, but they've underestimated Millie's indomitable spirit. She's worked in Maynard's perfume laboratory for eighteen years and is determined to protect her husband's legacy no matter what obstacles are thrown her way...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539548

Published:

01-07-2014

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A View Across The Mersey

Author:

Anne Baker

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Lottie Mortimer has never felt like she belonged. Her mother died shortly after she was born, leaving her father and grandmother to raise the family and, despite their love and support, Lottie can't help wondering if there is something they are not telling her? With the First World War over, the Mortimers' ship-owning business is struggling to survive and Lottie, who works with her father, worries what the future will hold. Meanwhile, her elder sister Eunice is trapped in an unhappy marriage that causes concern. Then Lottie discovers the shocking truth about her birth that turns her world upside down and the dramatic events that unfold affect them all...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545969

Published:

01-06-2018

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