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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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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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ISBN:

9780750539906

Published:

01-12-2014

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All I Have To Give

Author:

Mary Wood

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It is 1916 and Edith Mellor is one of the few female surgeons in Britain. She travels to the Somme, where she is confronted with the horrors at the front. Yet amongst the bloodshed on the battlefield, there is a ray of light in the form of the working class Albert, a corporal from the East End of London. Meanwhile in Bradford, strong-minded Ada is left heartbroken when her only remaining son Jimmy heads off to fight in the war. She then discovers that her mentally unstable sister Beryl is pregnant with her husband Paddy's child. Can Edith help her to turn her life around?

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ISBN:

9780750543286

Published:

01-09-2016

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An Unbreakable Bond

Author:

Mary Wood

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It is 1913 and for orphans Megan and Hattie, brought up in a convent in Leeds, the time has come to make their way in the world. Megan is to become an apprentice seamstress and Hattie is to work as a scullery maid at Lord Marley's country residence. Once separated, Megan begins to excel at dress-making, but Hattie is less fortunate. After a devastating encounter with Lord Marley, she is forced to earn a living on the streets. As the two grow up, both Megan and Hattie's paths are beset with danger. Can their unbreakable bond carry them through their suffering and will they ever find true love?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544061

Published:

01-06-2017

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Brighter Days Ahead

Author:

Mary Wood

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Molly lives with her repugnant father, who has betrayed her many times. From a young age, living on the streets of London's East End, she has seen the harsh realities of life. When she's kidnapped by a gang and forced into their underworld, her future seems bleak. Flo spent her early years in an orphanage and is about to turn her hand to teacher training. When a kindly teacher at her school approaches her about a job at Bletchley Park, it could turn out to be everything she never realized she wanted. Will the girls' friendship be enough to weather the hard times ahead?

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ISBN:

9780750546850

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01-11-2018

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In Their Mother's Footsteps

Author:

Mary Wood

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Two girls. One horrendous war. The chance to unite a family... Edith and Ada run a home for unmarried mothers in London's East End. Edith, a doctor, offers free medical help to the poor. Edith was separated from her twin girls Elka and Ania years before. She battles every day to overcome the pain of her past. Meanwhile, Ada struggles with a different type of fear - the threat of her dreaded sister returning. As the Nazis strengthen their grip on Poland, sisters Elka and Ania are forced to make a difficult decision. Should they travel to England to find their birth mother or stay and fight against an increasingly desperate regime?

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ISBN:

9780750545235

Published:

01-01-2018

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Proud Of You

Author:

Mary Wood

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Alice, an upper-class Londoner, is recruited into the Special Operations Executive and sent to Paris where she meets Gertrude, an ex-prostitute working for the Resistance Movement. Together they discover that they have a connection to the same man, Ralph D'Olivier, and vow to unravel the mystery of his death. After narrowly escaping capture by the Germans, Alice is lifted out of France and taken to a hospital where she meets Lil, working as a nurse. Alice and Lil discover they are also linked to Ralph D'Olivier. In a world of heartache, can they clear Ralph's name and find a lasting happiness for themselves?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540667

Published:

01-06-2015

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Time Passes Time

Author:

Mary Wood

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It is 1941 and the Second World War is in full swing. Young Theresa Compton is left devastated after giving up her illegitimate child and joins the Special Operations Executive. Her mission is to assist a Resistance group run by the handsome Pierre Reuben and it is not long before they fall in love. Soon Theresa becomes pregnant but circumstances tear Pierre and the child from Theresa. In London, 1963, an older Theresa is haunted by her experiences during the war. Meanwhile, her long-lost children are seeking answers. Will Theresa be reunited with them and reconcile herself with the past, before it is too late?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540148

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01-11-2014

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To Catch A Dream

Author:

Mary Wood

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Young Bridie O'Hara is torn away from her native Ireland by her father when he is forced to flee the wrath of the freedom fighters he has betrayed. Years later, violated by those who should protect her, and deceived by her lover, the dashing gypsy Seamus Finney, Bridie struggles to find her way in Victorian England. That is until Bridie meets Will Hadler, a kind hard-working miner, whose love for her knows no bounds. He rescues Bridie from working the streets of Sheffield and offers her the chance of happiness. But Bridie and her daughter have a struggle on their hands...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542630

Published:

01-06-2016

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Tomorrow Brings Sorrow

Author:

Mary Wood

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At sixteen, Sarah has her whole life ahead of her. She is busy planning her wedding and will soon be reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Billy. Megan and Jack have finally found stability in their lives. But the threat of Megan's troubled son Billy is never far from their minds. Billy's release from the local asylum is imminent and it should be a time for celebration. But they know all too well what Billy is capable of... Twins Theresa and Terrence Crompton are used to getting their own way. But with the threat of war looming, the tides of fortune are turning.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545525

Published:

01-04-2018

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A Mother's Choice

Author:

Val Wood

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For ten years, Delia has had to fend for herself and her son Jack, and as a young unmarried mother, life has never been easy. Every new coat and pair of shoes was bought with what little money she could scrape together as a singer on the stage. But when the theatre work dries up, Delia faces a dilemma: continue the search for employment or return to the place that should be home... where only spite and hatred await them. Desperate now, a chance encounter suddenly presents a lifeline. But Delia is faced with an impossible, heart-wrenching choice. Can she bear to leave Jack behind?

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ISBN:

9780750547734

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01-11-2019

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