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The Code Girls

Author:

Daisy Styles

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It's 1941 and the country has been turned upside down. For the aristocratic Walsingham family this means their grand home is taken over by the Army. Ava and Maudie are at Walsingham Hall to become code girls and break German encryptions. So being sent downstairs to work in the kitchens isn't exactly what they had in mind. But they do their duty and though life is tough, it has never been more exciting. Meanwhile, upstairs, Lord Walsingham is hiding something. Maudie and the girls realize the safety of their country might actually be in their hands after all...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544177

Published:

01-10-2017

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Christmas On Coronation Street

Author:

Maggie Sullivan

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Elsie Grimshaw lives in one of the worst streets in Weatherfield and is desperate to escape from life at home with a brutal father and the drudgery of working at the local mill. She marries local bad boy, Arnold Tanner at only sixteen years old. The couple move into No.11 Coronation Street in 1939 as war breaks out. Her cheeky self-confidence immediately puts her at loggerheads with local busy-body Ena Sharples and Annie Walker, landlady of the Rovers Return. But as Christmas approaches, the residents of Coronation Street must put their petty squabbles aside.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546416

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01-10-2018

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Mother's Day On Coronation Street

Author:

Maggie Sullivan

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It's 1942 and Annie Walker is the landlady of the Rovers Return on Coronation Street. With her husband Jack away fighting for King and Country, Annie must juggle lone motherhood with keeping the regulars happy. Gracie Ashton works behind the bar at the Rovers and scoffs at the daft girls talking to the American soldiers, until she finds herself thrown together with the handsome GI, Chuck Dawson. With rationing, air raids and blackouts, the women of Coronation Street are determined to count their blessings. But when an unwelcome face from the past turns up at the Rovers it looks like Annie will have more to worry about than Hitler's bombs.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546423

Published:

01-02-2019

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An Uncertain Heart

Author:

June Tate

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Belgium, 1917. At a military hospital close to the horrors of the front line, Sister Helen Chalmers strives tirelessly to save the many injured soldiers brought in from battle. The hardship of war throws Helen into the arms of the eminent surgeon Captain Richard Carson - although a romance with a married man will never last. Soon Helen is swept off her feet again, by a man with whom she can see a future - Captain James Havers. When James is injured in the fighting, he is sent back to Britain. But warfare has changed him. Helen must summon what strength she can to help the man she loves overcome the devastating effects of war.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546003

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01-09-2018

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Brides Of War

Author:

June Tate

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In the aftermath of the Second World War, two women leave England for new lives as GI brides. Gracie Brown starts her married life living with her husband Jeff's family: an overbearing mother-in-law and a brother-in-law whom her husband detests. Valerie Brampton and her lawyer husband, Ross, have their own property, but with a past girlfriend still holding on to hope of a relationship with him, all is far from settled. As they learn more about their new husbands can their marriages, formed in the uncertain times of war, survive through peacetime?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541985

Published:

01-12-2015

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Games Lovers Play

Author:

June Tate

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Connie Morgan works in the haberdashery department of a large Southampton store, and is in love with her married boss. But everything changes when she's swept off her feet by dashing young car mechanic Sam. Having fallen head over heels for Sam, Connie is anxious to end her adulterous affair with John Baker. But John isn't going to let her go that easily, and Connie knows that if Sam ever finds out about her relationship with a married man, he will end everything, dashing all her dreams. So Connie decides to keep quiet - but she is playing a dangerous game...

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ISBN:

9780750540902

Published:

01-05-2015

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The Docklands Girls

Author:

June Tate

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Spring, 1944. Working on an aeroplane production line, Hildy believes she is doing her part for the war effort. But troubles at home with her overly-protective mother, make it harder for her to find happiness. Meanwhile, Cora is still reeling from the devastating loss of both her parents in the Blitz. Faced with homelessness and poverty, Cora and her friend, Belle, turn to the dark streets of Southampton to work on the game. For all three women, the war creates hardships from which they will only emerge by maintaining strength and, above all, the hope that they can achieve their dreams.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544580

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01-09-2017

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Nothing Is Forever

Author:

Grace Thompson

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Ruth has looked after her brothers for ten years since the death of their parents and believes that her role as head of the family will continue for the rest of her life. With two of her brothers already married and living away she has only her youngest brothers to care for. The arrival of a new, very determined sister-in-law makes change inevitable and Ruth struggles to maintain her superior role. Troubled by problems in her own relationship with the ever-patient Henry, she must recognize her priorities in time to salvage her own chance of love and happiness.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780753191132

Published:

01-01-2014

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The End Of A Journey

Author:

Grace Thompson

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Zena Martin and her brother, Greg, are content with their lives and plans for their future: Zena and Jake Williams are about to announce their engagement, and Greg hopes to persuade Rose Conelly to meet his family and begin the next stage of their relationship. Then their father dies suddenly, and secrets come to light that change everything. Zena begins to doubt her happiness with the kind-hearted Jake when his generosity is more for others than for her. Greg is distressed when Rose leaves the town without any explanation. But it is their mother's secret that is hardest to understand. And when everything is revealed and explanations are offered, what will be left of their once optimistic future?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9781445099804

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01-01-2015

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The End Of A Journey

Author:

Grace Thompson

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Zena Martin and her brother, Greg, are content with their lives and plans for their future: Zena and Jake Williams are about to announce their engagement, and Greg hopes to persuade Rose Conelly to meet his family and begin the next stage of their relationship. Then their father dies suddenly and secrets come to light that change everything. Zena begins to doubt her happiness with the kind-hearted Jake when his generosity is more for others than for her. Greg is distressed when Rose leaves the town without any explanation. But it is their mother's secret that is hardest to understand. And when everything is revealed and explanations are offered, what will be left of their once optimistic future?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9781445099811

Published:

01-12-2015

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Secrets Of The Sewing Bee

Author:

Kate Thompson

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Orphan Flossy Brown arrives at Trout's garment factory in Bethnal Green amidst the uncertainty of the Second World War. In 1940s London, each cobbled street is strewn with ghosts of soldiers past, all struggling to make ends meet. Dolly Doolaney, darling of the East End, and infamous tea lady, gives her a particularly warm welcome and helps Flossy settle into wartime life. Dolly sets up a sewing circle and the ladies arm themselves with their needles and set about stitching their way to victory. But when the full force of the Blitz rains down on London, the women of the sewing bee are forced to bear unimaginable horrors.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543545

Published:

01-01-2017

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Secrets Of The Singer Girls

Author:

Kate Thompson

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1942: Sixteen-year-old Poppy Percival arrives at the gates of Trout's clothing factory in Bethnal Green, ready to begin a new life as an East End seamstress. Forced to leave her quiet countryside home, and banished to a war-ravaged London, Poppy harbours a dark secret - one that tore her away from all she knew. By day, the East End women of the Trout's play their part in the war effort, stitching bandages and repairing uniforms for troops on the front line. But Poppy's new friends at the factory are hiding some painful truths.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542487

Published:

01-05-2016

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