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Author:

Ken McCoy

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Eleven-year-old Billy Clegg and his big sister Peggy disappear from their home in Leeds after a suspicious fire in a local mill. The owner says the children caused it by lighting fireworks on Mischief Night. Their widowed mother Betty, badly injured in the incident, doesn't know if her children are alive or dead. She prefers to think of them as being elsewhere. Following various adventures, the resourceful duo find themselves a long way away from bleak post-war Britain. Though successful, both of them are haunted by memories of the fire and the possibility that they caused their own mother's death. When the family is finally reunited, the repercussions continue...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547291

Published:

01-06-2019

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Nearly Always

Author:

Ken McCoy

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Lucy Bailey is not a girl to take no for an answer. When she asks her friend Billy to help her rescue a stray dog, she has no idea of the potential repercussions. A serious crime is committed while Billy is absent from the children's home where he lives and, when suspicion falls on him, the police decide to lock him away in a mental institution. Lucy refuses to believe Billy has done anything wrong, and enlists her teenage brother Arnold to help. It looks as though Billy's freedom will soon be won - before Arnold too falls foul of the law...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543378

Published:

01-01-2017

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Perseverance Street

Author:

Ken McCoy

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When Lily Robinson sees the telegraph boy cycling down Perseverance Street, she knows that he's coming to deliver bad news. Clutching the telegram in her trembling hands, at eight months pregnant and mother to three-year-old Michael, Lily learns that she must now face life as a widow. Fortuitously, she is soon visited by acquaintances, Bernard and Edith Oldroyd, who hearing of her plight, offer to take Michael home with them. But to her horror just days later, the Oldroyds disappear, along with her son. Lily searches the country and, ultimately, war-torn Europe in search of Michael, doing everything in her power to bring him home.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750538220

Published:

01-11-2013

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Tell Me It's Not True

Author:

Ken McCoy

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1914. Mining engineer Tommy Birch goes off to war, leaving his new wife Rita behind in Pontefract. On the front line, Tommy is reported as missing, presumed deceased. But Tommy isn't dead. Found behind enemy lines, wearing only a pair of boots stolen from a dead German, Tommy is picked up by the enemy who believe him to be one of their own. He spends weeks recuperating in a German military hospital, where he meets, and quickly falls in love with, a nurse named Anna Kohler who tends him back to health. Meanwhile, back in Pontefract, Rita is destined to spend a lifetime wondering if her husband is still alive...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543385

Published:

01-11-2017

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Bittersweet

Author:

Colleen McCullough

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The four Latimer sisters are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit and ambition. They have always been close; always there for each other. They thought this would never change. But then they left home to train as nurses, swapping the feather beds of their townhouse for the spartan bunks of nursing accommodation. And now, as the Depression casts its shadow across Australia, they must confront their own desires as the world changes around them. Will they find the independence they crave? Or is life - like love - always bittersweet?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539708

Published:

01-10-2014

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A Wife's War

Author:

Rosie Meddon

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Kate Channer thought married life was going to be a grand adventure. But when Luke ships off for war before the echoes of their vows have ended, she's left behind, desperate to do something to make a difference and help bring him home. Yet life in Devon and London spent as housekeeper to her half-sister, Naomi, brings battles of its own. Facing hardship and heartbreak they never imagined, Kate and Naomi must now find the strength to keep the home fires burning through the long uncertain months of a wife's war.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547536

Published:

01-02-2020

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The Housekeeper's Daughter

Author:

Rosie Meddon

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Kate Bratton dreams of more. It's 1914, and her life is mapped out ahead of her: continue working as a maid in the beautiful Woodicombe House, settle down with Luke the gardener and, of course, start a family. Desperate to run away in search of adventure, Kate's plans are curtailed by the arrival of the Russell family at Woodicombe House. Tasked with becoming a lady's maid for their daughter, Naomi, Kate gets a glimpse of the other side of life. Will she return to the safety of her life before, or will the handsome Ned Russell turn her head?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547512

Published:

01-07-2019

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Heart Of The Grass Tree

Author:

Molly Murn

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When Pearl's grandmother Nell dies unexpectedly, she and her family - mother Diana, sister Lucy - return to Kangaroo Island to mourn and say farewell to her. Each of them knew Nell intimately, and each woman must reckon with Nell's passing in her own way. But Nell had secrets, too; and as the family reflect on their feelings about the island, Pearl starts to pull together the scraps Nell left behind - her stories, poems, paintings - and unearths a connection to the island's early history, of the European sealers and their first contact with the Ngarrindjeri people. As the three women are pulled apart from each other in grief, Pearl's deepening connection to the generations before them, who formed the foundation of the island, grounds her, and will ultimately bring the women back to each other.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9781787821941

Published:

01-10-2019

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£19.99

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Meet Me Under The Clock

Author:

Annie Murray

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Growing up in Birmingham, sisters Sylvia and Audrey Whitehouse were always like chalk and cheese. When the Second World War breaks out, Sylvia is still dreaming of her forthcoming marriage to fiance Ian, while Audrey jumps at the career opportunities offered by the WAAF. Audrey joins the ranks at RAF Cardington but finds that her new freedom also brings temptation. Meanwhile, Sylvia is doing her bit as a railway porter, much to Ian's dismay. He thinks the job isn't very feminine - unlike Sylvia's new friend Kitty, who is sweet and pretty as can be. But Kitty's innocent nature hides a dark secret...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539951

Published:

01-11-2014

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Now The War Is Over

Author:

Annie Murray

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The Second World War has finally come to a close. Birmingham is welcoming home its menfolk, and a new chapter is beginning in Rachel Booker's life. Her husband has returned, and the family is now together. But as family life settles into a routine, Rachel starts to yearn for more. As the gloom of the 1940s passes by and the promise of the 1950s dawns, a whole new world of opportunity opens up. Rachel and her daughter, Melly have to decide whether their loyalties still lie with the family and friends they clung to throughout the war years or if it's time to move on...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543453

Published:

01-12-2016

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The Doorstep Child

Author:

Annie Murray

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From a tender age little Evie spent her early years left outside on the step. With a drunk for a father and a neglectful mother, all little Evie has ever craved is a safe home and a normal existence. Her young eyes had seen so much but this never tainted her spirit. If it wasn't for her best friend Gary, she might never have made it to her sixteenth birthday. She meets Ken, a sweet brown-eyed boy, not much older than she is. Perhaps her fortunes have changed? But no sooner does she give over her heart, she is betrayed, not for the first time in her young life...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545532

Published:

01-04-2018

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War Babies

Author:

Annie Murray

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Rachel Booker has had a difficult start in life. When her father dies, deep in debt, her mother is left to make ends meet. Mother and daughter work together at Birmingham's Rag Market, selling second-hand clothes to put food on the table. Rachel's friendship with her first childhood friend, Danny, blossoms into something more and she falls pregnant just as WWII breaks out. The young couple marry in haste but it isn't long before Danny is called up. Left on the home front with a new baby, Rachel must scrape by. If Danny ever makes it back, will he be the same boy she loved so fiercely?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542494

Published:

01-06-2016

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