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Daughters Of The Mersey

Author:

Anne Baker

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When Leonie Dransfield's husband loses everything in the Great Depression, she is forced to get a job to put food on their table. But Steve resents his wife's success and, trapped in a loveless marriage, Leonie is drawn into the arms of another man... On discovering she is pregnant, Leonie knows her duty lies with her husband and children, though when Amy is born she brings joy to them all. Then the Second World War leads to Amy's evacuation and, as the bombs fall on Liverpool, her family must find the strength to survive...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750538992

Published:

01-03-2014

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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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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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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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Genre:

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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The Shopkeeper's Daughter

Author:

Lily Baxter

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Ginnie Travis is working in her father's furniture shop, when the bombing raids and her sister Shirley's untimely pregnancy force the two girls to go and stay with their aunt in Shropshire. Here Ginnie falls in love with an American, Lieutenant Nick Miller. But she discovers that Nick has a fiancee back home and heartbroken Ginnie ends the relationship. Then news of their father's death in an air raid reaches them. With the family left almost penniless and Shirley and her child to provide for, Ginnie is responsible for them all. And when the shop comes under threat, Ginnie is even more determined to make it succeed.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750538725

Published:

01-03-2014

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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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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546331

Published:

01-08-2018

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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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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547468

Published:

01-06-2019

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A Girl Can Dream

Author:

Anne Bennett

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Before her mother died in childbirth, Meg made her a solemn promise to keep the family together. But, grief-stricken, their father is driven to drink and seems incapable of caring for his children. Meg manages to put food on the table for her brothers and sisters, but on the eve of war, things worsen for Meg when her father brings home a new wife who seems determined to push her out. Meg signs up for the Land Army. When shocking news comes from home, Meg realizes that keeping her promise is going to be harder than she ever thought possible...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540551

Published:

01-02-2015

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Another Man's Child

Author:

Anne Bennett

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Celia Mulligan is in love with farmhand Andy McCadden, but her father refuses to let his daughter marry a mere labourer. Celia elopes with Andy and they take a ship to England. While on board, Celia meets Annabel, a demure young woman who tells her in confidence that a friend of her father forced himself upon her and she is pregnant. Annabel asks Celia if she will accompany her to Birmingham as her lady's maid. Andy encourages Celia to accept - he can find employment for himself and save for their future. But soon Celia is forced to choose between the man she loves, and the love of a vulnerable child...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544078

Published:

01-04-2017

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