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A Lucky Sixpence

Author:

Anne Baker

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It's 1937 and for sisters Lizzie and Milly Travis there's nothing quite like the thrill of the funfair at New Brighton. Amid the bright lights and whirling rides, Lizzie wins a lucky sixpence on a stall - as well as the heart of a handsome stallholder. Ben McCluskey isn't the type of man Lizzie's respectable parents had in mind for her, nevertheless the young couple embark on a whirlwind romance. Lizzie's mother worries that history will repeat itself when Ben introduces her daughter to a world she never knew existed. And, as war looms, Milly realises that her sister's luck can't last for ever...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547970

Published:

01-02-2020

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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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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545969

Published:

01-06-2018

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Liverpool Gems

Author:

Anne Baker

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It is 1935 and as Carrie Courtney watches her twin sister, Connie, marry the man of her dreams, Carrie longs to find a love of her own. Having lost their mother at an early age, the girls were brought up by their maiden aunts and, with Connie leaving home, Carrie is desperate to spread her wings. Using her skills as a bookkeeper, Carrie gets an exciting new job but her stunning beauty soon attracts the wrong kind of attention. And romance is the last thing on her mind when her beloved father finds himself caught up in an illegal jewellery business that threatens to destroy them all...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543118

Published:

01-11-2016

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Wartime Girls

Author:

Anne Baker

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Grand National, 1933. Susie Ingram's fiance, Danny, is killed in a tragic accident. In a cruel twist of fate, Susie discovers she is carrying Danny's child and, shunned by his parents, she turns to her mother for support. Louise Ingram, widowed during the First World War, knows how hard it is to bring up a family alone, but with the help of her eldest daughter, Martha, who lives next door, they manage to survive. When little Rosie is born there is no doubt that she is Danny's daughter, but it will take many more years of heartache before the two families are united again...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543101

Published:

01-07-2016

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The Sewing Room Girl

Author:

Susanna Bavin

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1892. After her beloved father dies, young Juliet Harper and her mother, Agnes, are left to fend for themselves. When Agnes lands a job as a live-in seamstress with a well-to-do family on the Lancashire moors, things begin to look up. But their new life brings new challenges, and Juliet soon finds herself defenceless and alone. Without her mother to protect her, Juliet becomes the victim of a traumatic incident. She flees to her estranged family in Manchester, and her formidable grandmother, Adeline Tewson. Setting up her own dressmaking business, she discovers someone is out to destroy her. Is it Adeline...or could it be an old enemy from the past?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547635

Published:

01-01-2020

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A Respectable Woman

Author:

Susanna Bavin

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After losing her family in the Great War, Nell is grateful to marry Stan Hibbert, believing she can recapture a sense of family with him. But five years on, she is just another back-street housewife, performing miracles with scrag-end. When she discovers that Stan is leading a double-life, she runs away to make a fresh start. Two years later, in 1924, Nell has carved out a fulfilling new life for herself and her young children in Manchester, where her neighbours believe she is a respectable widow and a talented machinist. But will the past catch up with her?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545808

Published:

01-01-2019

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The Deserter's Daughter

Author:

Susanna Bavin

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1920, Chorlton, Manchester. As her wedding day draws near, Carrie Jenkins is trying on her dress and eagerly anticipating becoming Mrs Billy Shipton. But all too soon she is reeling from the news that her beloved father was shot for desertion during the Great War. When Carrie is jilted and the close-knit community turns its back on her as well as her mother and her half-sister, Evadne, the plans Carrie nurtured are in disarray.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545716

Published:

01-05-2018

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In Love And War

Author:

Lily Baxter

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With the approach of war about to bring heartache to families all over England, Elsie Mead longs to do her duty for King and country. She heads to London to act as an interpreter for thousands of Belgian refugees. Although she enjoys her work, she longs to do more. And when the opportunity arises she joins the Foreign Office, travelling to France as an undercover agent. When circumstances force her to return home, she enlists in a volunteer corps. And on the battlefields of Europe she must find courage to help save lives, hoping that someday soon she'll be reunited with the man she loves.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540490

Published:

01-03-2015

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Maggie's Kitchen

Author:

Caroline Beecham

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When the British Ministry of Food urgently calls for the opening of restaurants to feed tired and hungry Londoners during WWII, aspiring cook Maggie Johnson seems close to realising a long-held dream. After overcoming a tangle of red tape, Maggie's Kitchen finally opens to the public, but her restaurant is so popular there isn't enough food to go round. Then Maggie takes twelve-year-old street urchin Robbie under her wing and, through him, is introduced to a dashing Polish refugee, digging for victory on London's allotments. Between them they will have to break the rules in order to put food on the table, and, perhaps, find love into the bargain...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546331

Published:

01-08-2018

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Emmerdale At Wat

Author:

Pamela Bell

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Can the nation's favourite village make peace with each other? It is a must for fans of ITV's Emmerdale, and readers who love heart-warming and heart-breaking stories set during wartime. Pamela Bell's book transports us to the Yorkshire Dales in the midst of World War II, exploring the lives of Emmerdale's much-loved families. Will the nation's favourite village overcome adversity to deal with the loves and lives lost?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547475

Published:

01-03-2020

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Christmas At Emmerdale

Author:

Pamela Bell

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Brand new saga to coincide with ITV's three-part historical drama Christmas at Emmerdale is the first in a sweeping new saga, exploring the lives of Emmerdale's much-loved families during the run up to the Great War. August 1914, and a terrible war begins, one that will affect the lives of everyone in the village of Beckindale. For Maggie Sugden, left to run Emmerdale Farm on her own while her husband, Joe, is at the front, it will bring grief and loss but also independence and the chance to find a place to belong - and perhaps even to love again.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547451

Published:

01-12-2018

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Spring Comes To Emmerdale

Author:

Pamela Bell

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Based on the hugely popular soap opera, this saga explores the lives of Emmerdale's much-loved families during the Great War and beyond. Can the nation's favourite village keep calm and carry on? World War I rages on and the families of Emmerdale are trying their best to move on from tragedy, while the effects of war still resonate throughout the village of Beckindale. Though grief and loss permeate, life carries on in The Woolpack pub and on Emmerdale Farm. Maggie Sugden, Annie King and the other inhabitants of the village are also discovering more independence, the chance to make their own happiness - and even opening themselves up to finding love.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547468

Published:

01-06-2019

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