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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

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01-09-2017

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546379

Published:

01-12-2018

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