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Large print historical fiction new titles

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Minnie's orphans by Lindsey Hutchinson

Minnie's orphans

Lindsey Hutchinson

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The Fitch children are finally safe, after they and their friends were rescued from the grim orphanage Reed House by Minnie and Billy Marshall. Their children's home Marshall's is full of love and laughter, and a world away from their terrible ordeal...

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Marcello's promise by Jane Colletti Perry

Marcello's promise

Jane Colletti Perry

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"In 1915, Marcello Corsi risks everything and leaves Italy to forge a new life for his family in America. Marcello, Luisa, and their young son settle in Cumberland, Wyoming, in an immigrant coalmining town run by Union Pacific Coal Company. Full of.....

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The book of lost names by Kristin Harmel

The book of lost names

Kristin Harmel

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"Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it's an image of a book she hasn't seen in sixty-five years - a book she recognizes...

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Blasted things by Lesley Glaister

Blasted things

Lesley Glaister

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"WW1 is over. As a nurse at the front, Clementine has found and lost love, but has settled for middle class marriage. Vincent had half his face blown off, and wants more than life offers now. Drawn together by their shared experiences at the Front, they...

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Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

Miss Austen

Gill Hornby

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"A wonderfully original, emotionally complex novel that delves into why Cassandra burned a treasure trove of letters written by her sister, Jane Austen - an act of destruction that has troubled academics for centuries. 1840 - twenty three years after...

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Under a wartime sky by Liz Trenow

Under a wartime sky

Liz Trenow

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"1936: The dark clouds of war are gathering across Europe and the brightest minds in Britain have been brought together in a grand manor on the Suffolk coast. These select few have been tasked by Churchill to develop, in utmost secrecy, an invention that...

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The conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby

The conviction of Cora Burns

Carolyn Kirby

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"Born in a gaol and raised in a workhouse, Cora Burns has always struggled to control the violence inside her. Haunted by memories of a terrible crime, she seeks a new life working as a servant in the house of scientist Thomas Jerwood. Here, Cora befriends...

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The exiles by Christina Baker Kline

The exiles

Christina Baker Kline

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London, England, 1840: Evangeline Stokes loses her position as a governess when she finds herself pregnant out of wedlock. After being accused of assault and of theft, she is committed to Newgate Prison, then to a prison ship bound for Australia. On board,...

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The secret guests by Benjamin Black

The secret guests

Benjamin Black

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It is 1940 and the bombs are falling thick and fast on London. The royal family must do all they can to assure the British public of their solidarity. But what of the two young princesses - Elizabeth and Margaret? How can they be kept safe without je...

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The way home by Kay Brellend

The way home

Kay Brellend

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North London, 1916. When Olivia Bone and Lieutenant Lucas Black share a passionate kiss one summer's evening, it seems as if their love might finally have a chance to bloom. But their brief happiness is cut short when Lucas is sent to fight on the front...

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A Cornish betrothal by Nicola Pryce

A Cornish betrothal

Nicola Pryce

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Cornwall, 1798. Eighteen months have passed since Midshipman Edmund Melville was declared missing, presumed dead, and Amelia Carew has fallen in love with a young physician, Luke Bohenna. But, on her birthday, Amelia suddenly receives a letter from ...

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A woman's promise by Anna Jacobs

A woman's promise

Anna Jacobs

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As the only female cabinet maker in the valley in 1935, Frankie Redfern is unusual. But she's content working for her father. When her husband falls gravely ill, Frankie's mother takes over, causing serious trouble for her daughter. Jericho Harte has...

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The Titanic sisters by Patricia Falvey

The Titanic sisters

Patricia Falvey

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Sisters Nora and Delia have been given the chance of a lifetime - to escape their poor Irish farm and travel on the TITANIC to a new life in America. Nora is to become a treasured governess for a rich family, while Delia has only a lowly maid's position....

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The exiles by Christina Baker Kline

The exiles

Christina Baker Kline

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"Seduced by her employer's son, Evangeline, a naive young governess in early nineteenth-century London, is discharged when her pregnancy is discovered and sent to the notorious Newgate Prison. After months in the fetid, overcrowded jail, she learns she...

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The evening and the morning by Ken Follett

The evening and the morning

Ken Follett

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"It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without...

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The last train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton

The last train to Key West

Chanel Cleeton

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"In 1935 three women are forever changed when one of the most powerful hurricanes in history barrels toward the Florida Keys. For the tourists traveling on Henry Flagler's legendary Overseas Railroad, Labor Day weekend is an opportunity to forget the...

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The Paris hours by Alex George

The Paris hours

Alex George

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"One day in the City of Lights. One night in search of lost time. Paris between the wars teems with artists, writers, and musicians, a glittering crucible of genius. But amidst the dazzling creativity of the city's most famous citizens, four regular people...

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Katheryn Howard, the scandalous queen by Alison Weir

Katheryn Howard, the scandalous queen

Alison Weir

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"In the spring of 1540, Henry VIII, desperate to be rid of his queen, Anna of Kleve, first sets eyes on the enchanting Katheryn Howard. Although the king is now an ailing forty-nine-year-old measuring fifty-four inches around his waist, his amorous gaze...

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Red sky over Hawaii by Sara Ackerman

Red sky over Hawaii

Sara Ackerman

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"The attack on Pearl Harbor changes everything for Lana Hitchcock. Arriving home on the Big Island too late to reconcile with her estranged father, she is left alone to untangle the clues of his legacy, which lead to a secret property tucked away in the...

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The prisoner's wife by Maggie Brookes

The prisoner's wife

Maggie Brookes

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"Inspired by a true story, a daring deception plunges a courageous and desperate young woman deep into the horrors of a Nazi POW camp to be with the man she loves. Czechoslovakia, 1944. In the dead of night a farm girl and a British soldier creep thr...

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A place to call home by Evie Grace

A place to call home

Evie Grace

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East Kent, 1876: With doting parents and siblings she adores, sixteen-year-old Rose Cheevers leads a contented life at Willow Place in Canterbury. A bright future ahead of her, she dreams of following in her mother's footsteps and becoming a teacher....

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Christmas child by Carol Rivers

Christmas child

Carol Rivers

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London, 1880. A dying Irish girl clutching her new-born baby drags herself to the sanctuary of an East End orphanage. The nuns raise Ettie O'Reilly as their own and provide her with the love and education she might never have had. But the lives of the...

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A daughter's ruin by Kitty Neale

A daughter's ruin

Kitty Neale

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Seventeen-year-old Constance has had a prvileged upbringing in Clapham, with staff to attend to her every need. But her parents have always been cold and distant, never showing her love. Craving affection, Constance falls into the arms of Albie Jones,...

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Christmas for the shop girls by Joanna Toye

Christmas for the shop girls

Joanna Toye

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For Lily Collins and her fellow shop girls at Marlow's Department store, another Christmas with ration books, shortages of goods and staff - not to mention a store coping with war damage - will be a real challenge. But the girls rally round and put t...

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Christmas for the district nurses by Annie Groves

Christmas for the district nurses

Annie Groves

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The East End of London has been devastated by the Blitz and the people are struggling to come to terms with their ravaged city. Rationing bites ever deeper and everything that makes life better is in short supply. For the district nurses, the challenges...

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The Dublin girls by Cathy Mansell

The Dublin girls

Cathy Mansell

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Dublin, 1950s: Nineteen-year-old Nell Flynn is training to be a nurse and planning to marry her boyfriend, Liam Connor, when her mother dies, leaving her younger sisters destitute. To save them from the workhouse, Nell returns to the family home - a mere...

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The surplus girls by Polly Heron

The surplus girls

Polly Heron

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"Manchester, 1922. Belinda Layton is a surplus girl. One of the many women whose dreams of marriage perished in the Great War, with the death of her beloved fiance Ben. After four years of mourning, she finally feels ready to face whatever her future...

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The bobby girls by Johanna Bell

The bobby girls

Johanna Bell

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"Maggie and her new friends Annie, Irene and Sarah come from very different backgrounds, but they've got one thing in common: they've all signed up for the Women Police Volunteers. They can't wait to show the men just what they're made of. But soon, ...

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The orphan thief by Glynis Peters

The orphan thief

Glynis Peters

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"As Hitler's bombs rain down on a battered and beleaguered Britain, Ruby Shadwell is dealt the most devastating blow - her entire family lost during the Coventry Blitz. Hope still survives. Alone and with the city in chaos, Ruby is determined to survive...

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Bear no malice by Clarissa Harwood

Bear no malice

Clarissa Harwood

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"Beaten and left for dead in the English countryside, clergyman and reformer Tom Cross is rescued and nursed back to health by Miranda and Simon Thorne, reclusive siblings who seem to have as many secrets as he does. Tom has spent years helping the d...

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A ration book wedding by Jean Fullerton

A ration book wedding

Jean Fullerton

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February 1942: Twenty-three-year-old Francesca Fabrino, like thousands of other women, is doing her bit for the war effort in a factory in East London. But her thoughts are constantly occupied by her unrequited love for Charlie Brogan, who has recently...

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Heartache for the shop girls by Joanna Toye

Heartache for the shop girls

Joanna Toye

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Summer 1942. Despite grim reports on the wireless and rationing hitting hard, Lily Collins and her fellow shop girls from Marlow's department store are determined to put out the bunting for a family party. But Beryl's husband Les returns from North Africa...

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Her mother's daughter by Evie Grace

Her mother's daughter

Evie Grace

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Agnes Berry-Clay might have been born into rags but she is growing up with riches. Given away as a baby by her real mother, she was rescued and raised by her darling Papa and distant Mama. Agnes wants for nothing, except perhaps a little freedom. But...

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A mother's ruin by Gracie Hart

A mother's ruin

Gracie Hart

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When 18-year-old Eve runs away to start a new life in the city, she quickly discovers that Leeds is not everything she expected it to be. Wandering the cold streets, timid Eve can only find work as a barmaid at the Bluebell Inn. Serving ale and cheap...

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Pearl of pit lane by Glenda Young

Pearl of pit lane

Glenda Young

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When her mother dies in childbirth, Pearl Edwards is left in the care of her aunt, Annie Grafton. Annie loves Pearl like her own daughter but it isn't easy to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table, so she supplements their meagre income by...

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The brave daughters by Mary Wood

The brave daughters

Mary Wood

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"When Sibbie and Marjie arrive at RAF Digby, they are about to take on roles of national importance. It's a cause of great excitement for everyone around them. Perhaps they will become code-breakers, spies even? Soon the pair embark on a rigorous tra...

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On wilder seas by Nikki Marmery

On wilder seas

Nikki Marmery

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"April 1579. When two ships meet off the Pacific coast of New Spain, an enslaved woman seizes the chance to escape. But Maria has unwittingly joined Francis Drake's circumnavigation voyage as he sets sail on a secret detour into the far north. Sailing...

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The girl with the amber comb by Linda Finlay

The girl with the amber comb

Linda Finlay

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"Orphaned at birth, Eliza lives with her beloved Grandparents in a waterlogged Somerset cottage surrounded by willow beds where she ekes out a living making laundry baskets and eel traps. Although poor she is content, until childhood friend Clem, regales...

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Khaki town by Judy Nunn

Khaki town

Judy Nunn

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"'It seems to have happened overnight, Val thought. How extraordinary. We've become a khaki town."' It's March 1942. Singapore has fallen. Darwin has been bombed. Australia is on the brink of being invaded by the Imperial Japanese Forces. And Val Cal...

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Unyielding hope by Janette Oke

Unyielding hope

Janette Oke

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"Just as her adoptive father is leaving for an extended trip to his native Wales, a lawyer appears at the door to inform Lillian that she has inherited a small estate from her birth parents, and that the sister she had long believed dead is likely alive....

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Wartime for the shop girls by Joanna Toye

Wartime for the shop girls

Joanna Toye

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1942: As shortages of staff - and goods - begin to bite, young Lily Collins is nervously stepping up to sales junior at Marlow's department store. Bombs are still falling and Lily and fellow shop girls Gladys and Beryl need a stiff upper lip to wave....

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The tuppenny child by Glenda Young

The tuppenny child

Glenda Young

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Sadie Linthorpe is the talk of Ryhope when she arrives there, age seventeen, alone, seeking work and a home in the pit village. But Sadie is keeping a secret - she is searching for her baby girl, who was taken from her at birth a year ago and cruelly...

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Front line nurse by Rosie James

Front line nurse

Rosie James

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Angelina Green never knew her mother, who left her in a cardboard box by the East London docks on a freezing November night when she was a tiny baby. Saved by a local orphanage, she knows she owes her life to the kindness of others. And she's determined...

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An orphan's winter by Sheila Jeffries

An orphan's winter

Sheila Jeffries

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Almost a decade after being rescued from a shipwreck by a local Cornish family, sixteen-year-old Lottie is settled in St Ives with her adopted relations. But after a trip to America to meet her birth mother ends badly, Lottie fears her new life might...

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A daughter's promise by Lynette Rees

A daughter's promise

Lynette Rees

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London, 1888: Eighteen-year-old seamstress Kathryn Flynn lives in Whitechapel, London, struggling to support her widowed mother and younger siblings. But when her work starts drying up and her mother falls ill, she is forced to consider desperate mea...

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A sister's courage by Molly Green

A sister's courage

Molly Green

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"In the midst of war, she knew her place was not at home ... The most ambitious of three sisters, Lorraine 'Raine' Linfoot always dreamed of becoming a pilot. As a spirited seventeen-year-old, she persuades her hero Doug Williams to teach her to fly....

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The winter orphan by Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sharp

The winter orphan

Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sha...

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"Ella has never known love. Left as a baby outside the workhouse, Ella has only ever been treated with unkindness; especially from the hateful guardians of the workhouse, who hold the fate of the inmates in their cruel hands. When she is sold as a sc...

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From this day forward by Beryl Matthews

From this day forward

Beryl Matthews

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"As if everyday life in London's slums wasn't hard enough for Jane Roberts and her three children, the day that ne'er-do-well husband Bert walks out on his family as rent day draws near is a particularly dark time. In the wake of his desertion, the family...

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Fire queen by Joanna (Novelist) Courtney

Fire queen

Joanna (Novelist) Courtney

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"Shakespeare's Ophelia was a lover, a madwoman and a victim. The real Ofelia is a very different story: a leader, a fighter and a fiercely independent woman ... As a young girl, Ofelia stood frozen as her mother threw herself on her father's funeral pyre....

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The woman from Saint Germain by John Lonie

The woman from Saint Germain

John Lonie

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"She is a celebrated writer stranded in Paris after her French lover is killed fighting the German invasion. He is a volatile young man with a deadly secret, fleeing Nazi-controlled Austria. Only the Nazis could bring them together. Armed with a precious...

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What we did in the dark by Ajay Close

What we did in the dark

Ajay Close

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"'I made what may be called a rash and foolish marriage to a man I scarcely knew.' 1904: Cathie longs for adventure. A whirlwind romance with soldier and artist Herbert Jackson offers this and more, but Herbert is violently jealous and she is soon fighting...

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The little orphan girl by Sandy (Fiction writer) Taylor

The little orphan girl

Sandy (Fiction writer) Taylor

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"Ireland, 1901: The work house gates clanged shut behind us, as me and the mammy walked down the hill towards the town. I was six years old and leaving the only home I had ever known ... When Cissy Ryan's real mother comes to claim her from the workhouse,...

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The Margate maid by Lynne (Novelist) Francis

The Margate maid

Lynne (Novelist) Francis

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"Margate, 1786. Dairymaid Molly Goodchild dreams of a better life. Up at the crack of dawn to milk her uncle's cows, the one comfort of her day is her friendship with apprentice gardener, Charlie. When dashing naval officer, Nicholas, arrives in town,...

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The traitor by V. S. Alexander

The traitor

V. S. Alexander

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"Drawing on the true story of the White Rose--the resistance movement of young Germans against the Nazi regime-- The Traitor tells of one woman who offers her life in the ultimate battle against tyranny, during one of history's darkest hours. In the summer...

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Two sisters by Josephine Cox

Two sisters

Josephine Cox

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The pretty Arnold sisters have grown up on their father's farm. Ellen, loyal and honest, loves the countryside. Gina, impulsive and unreliable, craves excitement and yearns for something more than drudgery and toil. But life for the sisters and their...

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The girl from Galloway by Anne Doughty

The girl from Galloway

Anne Doughty

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1845: Since following her heart and moving from her comfortable home in Scotland to the harsh mountainside of Ardtur, County Donegal, Hannah McGinley hasn't had the easiest life. But surrounded by her two children and her loving husband Patrick, she has...

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Sing them home by Pam Weaver

Sing them home

Pam Weaver

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1942: A German aircraft crashes into a house in Worthing and causes complete devastation to the local community. Three strangers meet for the first time that day - Pip, Stella and Lillian. Lillian's little girl Flora has been hurt in the crash and is...

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Belle of the back streets by Glenda Young

Belle of the back streets

Glenda Young

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'Any rag and bone!' Everyone recognises the cry of Meg Sutcliffe as she plies her trade along the back streets of Ryhope. She learnt the ropes from her dad when he returned from the War. But when tragedy struck, Meg had no choice but to continue alone....

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The Cornish lady by Nicola Pryce

The Cornish lady

Nicola Pryce

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Educated, beautiful, and the daughter of a prosperous merchant, Angelica Lilly has been invited to spend the summer in high society. Her father's wealth is opening doors and attracting marriage proposals, but Angelica still feels like an imposter among...

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The matchgirl by Lynette Rees

The matchgirl

Lynette Rees

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1888: In the East End of London, things are difficult for young Lottie and her family. Her father has just passed away, and having fallen out with Lottie's rich aunt, her mother cannot appeal to her for help. Nowadays they have to make do and mend: with...

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Exile music by Jennifer Steil

Exile music

Jennifer Steil

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"As a young girl growing up in Vienna in the 1930s, Orly has an idyllic childhood filled with music. Her father plays the viola in the Philharmonic, her mother is a well-regarded opera singer, her beloved and charismatic older brother holds the neighborhood...

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The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards

The Black Swan of Paris

Karen Robards

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"A world at war. A beautiful young star. A mission no one expected. Paris, 1944. Celebrated singer Genevieve Dumont is both a star and a smokescreen. An unwilling darling of the Nazis, the chanteuse's position of privilege allows her to go undetected...

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The queen's fortune by Allison Pataki

The queen's fortune

Allison Pataki

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"As the French revolution ravages the country, Desiree Clary is faced with the life-altering truth that the world she has known and loved is gone and it's fallen on her to save her family from the guillotine. A chance encounter with Napoleon Bonaparte,...

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A thousand moons by Sebastian Barry

A thousand moons

Sebastian Barry

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"Even when you come out of bloodshed and disaster in the end you have got to learn to live. Winona is a young Lakota orphan adopted by former soldiers Thomas McNulty and John Cole. Living with Thomas and John on the farm they work in 1870s Tennessee,...

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Riptide rumors by Melody Carlson

Riptide rumors

Melody Carlson

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"As autumn of 1916 descends upon the once-peaceful town of Sunset Cove, Anna McDowell has great hopes that the excitement of the summer will be over, now that a few of the key players in the rum-running ring have been arrested. But with a daring jail...

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Isaiah's legacy by Mesu Andrews

Isaiah's legacy

Mesu Andrews

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"The drama of the Old Testament comes to life as Judah's most notorious king ascends to the throne in this gripping novel from the award-winning author of Isaiah's Daughter. At eight years old, Shulle has known only life in a small village with her loving...

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Cartier's hope by M. J. Rose

Cartier's hope

M. J. Rose

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"New York, 1910: A city of extravagant balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and poor immigrants crammed into crumbling Lower East Side tenements. A city where the suffrage movement is growing stronger every day, but most women reporters are still delegated...

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Changing times by Jack Sheffield

Changing times

Jack Sheffield

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A life of secrets by Margaret Kaine

A life of secrets

Margaret Kaine

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The workhouse waif by Lynette Rees

The workhouse waif

Lynette Rees

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Peace in my heart by Freda Lightfoot

Peace in my heart

Freda Lightfoot

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Hope comes to Emmerdale by Kerry Bell

Hope comes to Emmerdale

Kerry Bell

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The Cornish dressmaker by Nicola Pryce

The Cornish dressmaker

Nicola Pryce

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The bomb girl brides by Daisy Styles

The bomb girl brides

Daisy Styles

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The barefoot child by Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sharp

The barefoot child

Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sha...

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"When Lucy and her brother, Joshua, are orphaned, it falls to Joshua to provide for them both, but he is barely into his teens and in his naivety, falls prey to bad influences and drink. Lucy is desperate to avoid the workhouse, but when Joshua loses...

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Miss Mary's daughter by Diney Costeloe

Miss Mary's daughter

Diney Costeloe

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"After her mother's death, twenty-year-old Sophie Ross is left orphaned in London. With no money and little chance of an income, she tries to get work as a governess to avoid destitution. Now alone in the world, she only has the company of her erstwh...

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New arrivals at Mulberry Lane by Rosie Clarke

New arrivals at Mulberry Lane

Rosie Clarke

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"1943, Mulberry Lane, London. In the midst of another bleak winter, life is hard for the residents. When Rose Merchant arrives, she is carrying a secret that haunts her. How can she tell her landlady and the Lanes' matriarch Peggy Ashley that she is ...

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The foundling by Stacey Halls

The foundling

Stacey Halls

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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Washington Black

Esi Edugyan

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The road to Grantchester by James Runcie

The road to Grantchester

James Runcie

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Old baggage by Lissa Evans

Old baggage

Lissa Evans

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Nightingale wedding bells by Donna Douglas

Nightingale wedding bells

Donna Douglas

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The seaside angel by Evie Grace

The seaside angel

Evie Grace

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Daughters of Liverpool by Kate Eastham

Daughters of Liverpool

Kate Eastham

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Impossible dream by Gemma Jackson

Impossible dream

Gemma Jackson

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Gifts for our time by Anna Jacobs

Gifts for our time

Anna Jacobs

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The engineer's wife by Tracey Enerson Wood

The engineer's wife

Tracey Enerson Wood

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"When Emily Warren Roebling marries Captain Washington 'Wash' Roebling-the handsome, charming soldier of her dreams, and her brother's dear friend and aide during the Civil War - a lifetime of family fun and happiness seems within her grasp. But then...

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The queen's secret by Karen (Karen S.) Harper

The queen's secret

Karen (Karen S.) Harper

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"1939. As the wife of King George VI and the mother of the future queen, Elizabeth—“the queen mother”—shows a warm, smiling face to the world. But it’s no surprise that Hitler himself calls her the “Most Dangerous Woman in Europe.” For behind that soft...

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Arapaho summer by Kinley Roby

Arapaho summer

Kinley Roby

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"In 1867, two Union veterans and two Arapaho women they rescue from a Lakota war party set off on the Oregon Trail in search of a new beginning. Captain Caleb Stone and Sergeant Dil Smith find their plans to start over must change to include Little Rain...

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Light changes everything by Nancy E. Turner

Light changes everything

Nancy E. Turner

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"It's the summer of 1907 and the sun is scorching down on Mary Pearl in the Arizona Territory. Mary Pearl and her sister Esther take their minds off the heat by sneaking banned Jane Austen novels from Aunt Sarah Elliot's lively bookshelf. Whispered read...

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A hundred suns by Karin Tanabe

A hundred suns

Karin Tanabe

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"On a humid afternoon in 1933, American Jessie Lesage steps off a boat from Paris and onto the shores of Vietnam. Accompanying her French husband Victor, an heir to the Michelin rubber fortune, she's certain that their new life is full of promise, for...

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The girls with no names by Serena Burdick

The girls with no names

Serena Burdick

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"The Girls with No Names pulls readers into the gilded age of New York City in the 1910s, when suffragettes marched in the street, unions fought for better work conditions - and girls were confined to the House of Mercy for daring to break the rules....

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My dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt

My dearest Dietrich

Amanda Barratt

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"Maria von Wedemeyer knows the realities of war. Her beloved father and brother have both been killed on the battlefield. The last thing this spirited young woman needs is to fall for a man under constant surveillance by the Gestapo. How can she give...

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Blood queen by Joanna (Novelist) Courtney

Blood queen

Joanna (Novelist) Courtney

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"Scotland, 1020 AD - King Malcolm II is fading fast. It is North vs South, for two families have a claim on the inheritance of his crown. Who will gain the Scottish throne? On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, a flushed and nervous Cora MacDuff waits...

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The girl from Kingsland Market by June Tate

The girl from Kingsland Market

June Tate

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"Southampton 1920. Phoebe Collins rose to the challenge of running the family fruit and veg stall when her father did not return from the front. The work outside in Kingsland Market in all weathers can be hard, but with her mother and younger brother...

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Moonlight over Mayfair by Anton Du Beke

Moonlight over Mayfair

Anton Du Beke

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"With a new King on the throne tensions are rising in London and across Europe. Not yet recovered from the Great Depression, there's talk of another war coming. Demonstrator dancer Raymond de Guise must hide his own views and put on a show for the rich...

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A woman's war by Simon Block

A woman's war

Simon Block

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"As enemy planes continue to bombard the North West of England, the women of Great Paxford fight harder then ever to persevere. Pat thought she'd found true happiness, but as things change at home she finds herself questioning everything she thought she...

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The book of longings by Sue Monk Kidd

The book of longings

Sue Monk Kidd

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"Raised in a wealthy family in Sepphoris with ties to the ruler of Galilee, Ana is rebellious and ambitious, a relentless seeker with a brilliant, curious mind and a daring spirit. She yearns for a pursuit worthy of her life, but finds no outlet for ...

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The sister's secret by Jennie Felton

The sister's secret

Jennie Felton

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"Rowan Sykes is overjoyed when her beloved sister Laurel takes a new job and moves back to Fairley Terrace. Laurel is protective of her fiercely clever younger sister, who has always struggled to fit in, yet whilst she's happy to be home, she's keeping...

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