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The New Countess

Author:

Fay Weldon

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1905: King Edward VII has invited himself and his mistress to a shooting weekend with the Dilbernes. Now Isobel, the Countess, must turn a run-down mansion into a palace fit for a king, but money can't resolve everything...not even a kidnapping. The servants refuse to condone the King's morals; Isobel's daughter, Lady Rosina, insists on publishing a scandalous book, and the mis-spent pasts of Viscount Arthur and his Irish-American wife Minnie rear up to blacken the family name. When fate deals a hand in the middle of the shooting party, Isobel must consider not only her leading position in Society, but her entire future.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540384

Published:

01-12-2014

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The Land Girls

Author:

Annie Wilkinson

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Seventeen-year-old Muriel Dearlove has weathered the Blitz unscathed, earning her keep in Miss Chapman's grocery shop. But with her sweetheart Bill away fighting and her friends conscripted into the WRENS and WAAF, life has become tedious for Muriel. Then one day an old friend returns from a stint in the Land Army. She is rosy cheeked and looks healthier than ever. Desperate for the chance to broaden her horizons, Muriel signs up to become a Land Girl. But Muriel soon discovers that getting back to the land is not all about making hay in the sunshine.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541367

Published:

01-11-2015

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The Would-Be Wife

Author:

Annie Wilkinson

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Lynn grew up as the daughter of a fisherman but longs to be free from the hardship and worry of life by the docks. When the handsome and ambitious Graham asks her to marry him, she ignores the warnings of family and friends and accepts. At first, life in Hull in the sixties is one long party, but soon the gloss begins to fade. Four years later, with a young son to look after, she is trapped. She has no money of her own and has given up her job as a nurse. Lynn must fight to regain her independence - but will Graham let her walk away so easily?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546102

Published:

01-08-2018

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Postcards From The Past

Author:

Marcia Willett

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Can you ever escape your family ties? Siblings Billa and Ed share their beautiful, grand old childhood home in rural Cornwall. Their lives are uncomplicated. With family and friends nearby and their free and easy living arrangements, life seems as content as can be. But when postcards start arriving from a sinister figure they thought belonged well and truly in their pasts, old memories are stirred. Why is he contacting them now? And what has he been hiding all these years?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9781445099439

Published:

01-11-2015

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More Hopes And Dreams

Author:

Dee Williams

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1950. After her marriage went badly wrong, Dolly Taylor returned to Rotherhithe from America. She is now helping her best friend, Penny, to walk again after she contracted polio. Not able to have children of her own, Dolly envies Penny for having a beautiful baby daughter, Gail. Penny's husband, Reg, has set up his own business as a builder, and offers Dolly a job in the office. Tony, who was engaged to Dolly before the war, also works for Reg, and is still pursuing his childhood sweetheart. Although Dolly lives in close-knit Wood Street, with friends and family around her, will she ever find happiness there?

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Hard Cover

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544160

Published:

01-06-2017

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The Flower Girls

Author:

Dee Williams

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Identical twins Lily and Rose Flower aren't from a rich family, but they lead a comfortable life in 1920s Rotherhithe with their mum and dad. Feisty Rose has a more rebellious nature than her sister, but it's never before interfered with their closeness. However, Rose's secret dissatisfaction with her life reaches a head when she meets the rich and handsome Roger. To everyone's shock, she elopes with him to Gretna Green. Once Rose has the money and glamour she's always craved, nothing will persuade her to contact her family again. But then tragedy strikes, threatening to bring the Flower family to its knees. Will this be what it takes to finally bring Rose back to the fold? And will it be too late?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9781444818468

Published:

01-02-2014

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The Edge Of The Fall

Author:

Kate Williams

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In the aftermath of the Great War, the de Witt family are struggling to piece together the shattered fragments of their lives. Rudolf and his wife Verena, still reeling from the loss of their second son, don't know how to function in the post-war world. Stoneythorpe Hall has become an empty shell with no servants to ensure its upkeep. Celia, the de Witt's youngest daughter, is still desperate to spread her wings and see more of the world. To escape Stoneythorpe and the painful secrets that lie there, she moves to London and embraces life and love in the Roaring Twenties.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543811

Published:

01-03-2017

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The Storms Of War

Author:

Kate Williams

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It is the idyllic early summer of 1914, life is good for the de Witt family. Rudolf and Verena are planning the wedding of their daughter Emmeline, while their oldest son, Arthur, is studying in Paris and Michael is just back from his first term at Cambridge. Celia, the youngest of the deWitt children, is on the brink of adulthood, and secretly dreams of escaping her carefully mapped-out future and exploring the world. But the onslaught of war changes everything and soon the de Witts find themselves sidelined and in danger of losing everything.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541015

Published:

01-06-2015

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The Empire Girls

Author:

Sue Wilsher

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A moving story of heartbreak and friendship in 1950s Britain Tilbury, 1950s. The Empire is a pub run by Vi, Doris's mother, but when Doris falls pregnant out of marriage, she is kicked out of the house and forced to fend for herself. Desperate to look after her daughter, Doris finds refuge in Southend and takes a job in a factory, hoping for a better life. When she finds herself cast out one night, Doris has nowhere to go but home - back to Tilbury. When Doris falls in with the Windrush immigrants, she finds herself helping one to a new life in Britain. But not everyone is happy with her decision and Doris must decide where her friendships lie.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546508

Published:

01-01-2019

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The Tilbury Poppies

Author:

Sue Wilsher

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Essex, 1916. Lily is a housemaid up at St Clere's Hall. But times are changing with the outbreak of war. With a husband bent on signing up for the trenches and a lecherous master of the house, Lily is forced to leave. Doing her bit for the war effort - and bringing in more money for the family - Lily finds work in a factory making explosives to send to the trenches. It's a hard job. The munitionettes face terrible working conditions, with the threat of an accident and a strict and unsympathetic boss. And then Lady Charlotte, the pampered daughter of the hall, joins the factory as a supervisor...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547376

Published:

01-11-2019

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When My Ship Comes In

Author:

Sue Wilsher

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Essex, 1959. Flo earns her money as a scrubber, cleaning the cruise ships and dreaming of a day when she might sail away from her life in the Dwellings, the squalid tenements of Tilbury docks. The Blundell family is evicted from home and Fred, Flo's husband, finds work in a factory town set up to look after its workers. Suddenly, it seems like everything is on the up. But when Flo's abusive husband Fred, starts drinking again, he jeopardises everything. Flo must decide if she should fight to keep her family together, or strive for the kind of life she could have when her ship comes in?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545204

Published:

01-01-2018

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Ruby's War

Author:

Johanna Winard

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In the autumn of 1942, fifteen year old Ruby is collected from her aunt's guesthouse by her grandfather. She is taken to live with him in a village in industrial Lancashire, where a few days after her arrival a number of US Quartermaster Truck Companies of black troops take over a nearby camp. Before long tension rises between the newly arrived troops and the locals, many of whom still have embedded racial prejudices. As the town becomes divided, Ruby and her friends must struggle with adolescence, illicit love, dangerous friendships and the difficulty of doing what is right in a chaotic and unfair world.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539906

Published:

01-12-2014

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