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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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Manchester Moll

Author:

Emma Hornby

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Eighteen-year-old Moll Chambers works her fingers to the bone to support her family. With an ailing father and a wayward mother, Moll is the only one who can look after her siblings, Bo and Sissy. But Manchester is an increasingly dangerous place to live, overrun with gangs of so-called 'scuttlers': young men and women bent on a life of violence and crime. And they have her brother in their sights. Soon even Moll can't protect Bo from the lure of the criminal underworld. When she herself falls for the leader of a rival gang, Moll's choices place her and Bo firmly on opposite sides of the city's turf war.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546058

Published:

01-07-2018

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The Orphans Of Ardwick

Author:

Emma Hornby

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After a cold, hard winter on the streets, three orphan children are about to give up hope when unexpected events bring them to the doorstep of a grand house in Ardwick, Manchester. Taken in by the firm but kind-hearted cook, the young friends can hardly believe their luck. But behind Bracken House's impressive facade lies a household steeped in troubles and mystery, with residents above and below stairs hiding their own dark secrets. Not everyone is happy about the new arrivals and soon the orphans' safety is in danger. Will they come to regret ever leaving the mean slum streets they once called home?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547161

Published:

01-01-2019

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Martha's Girls

Author:

Alrene Hughes

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Belfast, 1939, and Martha's daughters are beginning to make their way in the world. Irene, the eldest, is on the lookout for a new job and romance. Pat is sensitive and thoughtful, and dreams of life beyond the Ulster Linen Works. Peggy, hot-headed and glamorous, loves her job in Mr Goldstein's music shop on Royal Avenue. Sheila, the youngest, wants to stay on at school, but her family desperately needs another wage. Although they lead very different lives, they share a passion for singing and join a troupe of entertainers, making Martha fear for their safety as the bombs begin to fall.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539791

Published:

01-09-2014

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The Ha'penny Place

Author:

Gemma Jackson

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Ivy Rose Murphy has come up in the world. She still begs for discards from the homes of the wealthy which lie only a stone's throw from The Lane, the poverty-ridden tenements where she lives. These discards she repairs and sells around the Dublin markets. But she is fast turning herself into 'Miss Ivy Rose', successful businesswoman. With her talent for needlework, she has begun to supply an upmarket shop in Grafton Street with beautifully-dressed dolls. Then Ivy's wealthy friend with her beloved camera, spends a day at the airport photographing planes. Little does she know that her visit can destroy all Ivy's hopes for the future.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547581

Published:

01-03-2020

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Ha'penny Chance

Author:

Gemma Jackson

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Ivy Rose Murphy dreams of a better future. For years she has set out daily from the tenements known as 'The Lane' to beg for discards from the homes of the wealthy. Her fortunes take a turn for the better, but there are eyes on Ivy and she is vulnerable as she carries her earnings through the dark winter streets. Jem Ryan, who owns the local livery, longs to make Ivy his wife, but she is reluctant to give up her fierce independence. Then a sudden astonishing event turns Ivy's world upside down. A dazzling future beckons and she must decide where her loyalties lie.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540964

Published:

01-07-2015

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Through Streets Broad And Narrow

Author:

Gemma Jackson

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On New Year's Day 1925 Ivy Rose Murphy awakes to find her world changed forever. Her irresponsible Da is dead. She is grief-stricken and alone but for the first time in her life free to please herself. After her mother deserted the family, Ivy became the sole provider for her Da and three brothers. As she visits the morgue to pay her respects to her Da, a chance meeting introduces Ivy to a new world of money and privilege, her mother's world. Ivy is suddenly a woman on a mission to improve herself and her lot in life.

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ISBN:

9780750540957

Published:

01-04-2015

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Her Sister's Gift

Author:

Isabel Jackson

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While her mother is at home giving birth, eleven-year-old Isa must look after her younger siblings, but when her little sister is killed in an accident on a train line she carries the guilt through the rest of her life. As Isa grows up, more tragedy strikes. Yet there is only so much Isa can endure over the years, and discovering her husband's affair is the final straw. Believing she has failed as a sister, a daughter, a wife and a mother, she makes an irrevocable decision...but will she realise in time that her troubled past can also give her the strength to carry on?

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ISBN:

9780750543712

Published:

01-03-2017

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Heart Of Stone

Author:

Jane Jackson

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Sarah Govier supports herself and her illegitimate son on the income from Talvan, the quarry she inherited from her father. But businessman Kinser Landry has good reason for wanting Talvan and will stop at nothing to get it. Sarah turns in desperation to James Crago, a gunpowder manufacturer whose land adjoins hers. After twenty years as soldier and diplomat in India, Crago has returned home, with his face horrifically scarred. Local reaction to his appearance has turned him into a recluse. Neither James nor Sarah is prepared for the powerful attraction that draws them ever closer. Can they overcome the past and find courage to love again?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542326

Published:

01-04-2016

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A Christmas Gift

Author:

Ruby Jackson

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As the daughter of the local cinema manager, Sally Brewer has always dreamed of stardom. When she gets offered a theatre job in London, any fancy notions she has are quickly dashed when faced with the reality of long hours with no prospect of a speaking part. But all this goes out of Sally's mind once the nightly hail of German bombs start to rain down on London. She joins the newly formed ENSA and is soon raising morale all over the bombed-out city - there is little time for love.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539012

Published:

01-09-2015

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Churchill's Angels

Author:

Ruby Jackson

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Dartford 1939: Grace, Sally and twins Daisy and Rose are determined to do their bit when war is declared. Grace, signs up for the Land Army. Sally's dream of stage school is thwarted by the war. Nothing has prepared the twins for the shock of the nightly raids on their home town. Rose signs on at the local munitions factory, but Daisy is still needed at home in her father's greengrocer shop. When she meets the aristocratic flying ace, Adair, Daisy initially dismisses him as a 'toff'. But when Adair encourages Daisy to become a pilot, it seems all her dreams could be about to come true...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750538961

Published:

01-04-2014

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On A Wing And A Prayer

Author:

Ruby Jackson

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Rose Petrie is desperate to do something for the war effort and she is doing her best down at the munitions factory, but she is dealt a blow when her childhood sweetheart, Stan, tells her he doesn't feel the same way about her. Determined to get away and make a new start, Rose decides to put her mechanical skills to good use and signs up for the Women's Auxiliary Service. But Rose discovers that delivering fruit and veg in her father's greengrocer's van is very different to driving trucks for the army in a country under siege.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539005

Published:

01-10-2015

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