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Large print historical fiction new titles

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Browse our collection of the latest historical fiction in large print. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.
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The post office girls by Poppy Cooper

The post office girls

Poppy Cooper

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1915. Beth Healey hopes that she will be able to forget the ghastly war and celebrate her 18th birthday, but her twin brother Ned announces that he has signed up to fight. Beth applies to join the Army Post Office's new Home Depot. She soon makes friends...

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The air raid girls by Jenny Holmes

The air raid girls

Jenny Holmes

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May 1941. Three young women join the war effort during the Yorkshire Blitz. Connie, an ARP warden, persuades her sister Lizzie to become an ambulance driver. Their friend Pamela is also keen to do her bit. As the women face a baptism of fire: the shock...

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Her heart's choice by Rosie Meddon

Her heart's choice

Rosie Meddon

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Lou Channer wants a life outside of North Devon, which she's never left. She yearns to contribute to the war effort and takes a job as a clerk in the Canadian Navy depot in Plymouth, lodging with other girls from the depot who take her under their wing....

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The Foyles bookshop girls by Elaine Roberts

The Foyles bookshop girls

Elaine Roberts

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London, 1914. One ordinary day, three girls arrive for work at London's renowned Foyles bookshop. And when war with Germany is declared, their lives will never be the same again... Alice has always been the 'sensible' one in her family - especially i...

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The steel girls by Michelle Rawlins

The steel girls

Michelle Rawlins

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Sheffield, 1939. With war declared, brave women step up and do their bit for their country. Housewife Nancy never dreamed that she'd end up in the Vickers steelworks factory, but when husband Bert is called up to serve, she needs to put food on the table...

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Victory for the Bluebird Girls by Rosie Archer

Victory for the Bluebird Girls

Rosie Archer

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As war finally draws to a close, what will victory and peacetime bring for the south coast's Bluebird Girls? In their rise to fame over the course of the war, Bea Herron, Ivy Sparrow and Rainey Bird have faced down bombs and looked tragedy in the eye....

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Outlawed by Anna North

Outlawed

Anna North

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"The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West. In the year of our Lord 1894, I became an outlaw. The day of her wedding, 17 year...

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Hour of the witch by Chris Bohjalian

Hour of the witch

Chris Bohjalian

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"Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield,...

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Long flight home by Lainie Anderson

Long flight home

Lainie Anderson

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The First World War is over and air mechanic Wally Shiers has promised to return home to his fiancé́e, Helena Alford. But Wally never reckoned on charismatic fighter pilot Ross Smith, and an invitation to compete in the world's most audacious air race....

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A Cornish promise by Terri Nixon

A Cornish promise

Terri Nixon

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Cornwall, 1929. Fiona Fox, youngest child of the celebrated Fox family, is a devoted volunteer at the local lifeboat station, giving all her free time and her energy to the selfless crew. But when she seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do more,...

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Victory for the East End Angels by Rosie Hendry

Victory for the East End Angels

Rosie Hendry

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The war is almost over - and it's up to the East End Angels to keep the home fires burning! Frankie's fiancé, a doctor, is overseas looking after the troops - will he return safely home? Winnie has a happy secret - but can she carry on at Station 75 when...

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The land girls from Coronation Street by Maggie Sullivan

The land girls from Coronation Street

Maggie Sullivan

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Vera Sharples, the over-protected daughter of Ena, longs for independence, and while her mother wants to marry her off, she isn't keen on Bob Lomax, Vera's own choice for matrimony. Her friend, Lily Longhurst, has found herself on the wrong side of a...

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A ration book daughter by Jean Fullerton

A ration book daughter

Jean Fullerton

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Cathy was a happy, blushing bride when Britain went to war with Germany three years ago. But her youthful dreams were crushed by her violent husband Stanley's involvement with the fascist Blackshirts, and even when he's conscripted to fight she knows...

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The miner's lass by Glenda Young

The miner's lass

Glenda Young

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A life of poverty in a cramped pit cottage is all that 17-year-old Ruby Dinsdale has known. Even with her father and younger brother working at the coal mine, money is tight. Her mother Mary is skilled at stretching what little they have, but the sma...

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Mrs Boots by Deborah Carr

Mrs Boots

Deborah Carr

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"An incredible historical novel inspired by the true story behind the Boots empire. Jersey 1885. On the beautiful island of Jersey, Florence Rowe lives a quiet life working in her father's bookshop. Life for the Rowe family is good, but Florence can't...

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The testimony of Alys Twist by Suzannah Dunn

The testimony of Alys Twist

Suzannah Dunn

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"1553: deeply-divided England rejoices as the rightful heir, Mary Tudor, sweeps to power on a tide of populist goodwill. But the people should have been careful what they wished for: Mary's mission is to turn back time to an England of old. Within weeks...

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A room made of leaves by Kate Grenville

A room made of leaves

Kate Grenville

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"It is 1788. Twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth is hungry for life but, as the ward of a Devon clergyman, knows she has few prospects. When proud, scarred soldier John Macarthur promises her the earth one midsummer's night, she believes him. But Elizabeth...

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The five shilling children by Lindsey Hutchinson

The five shilling children

Lindsey Hutchinson

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"Adam and Polly Fitch face a bleak future after being sold for just five shillings to Miss Reed's orphanage by their bullying father. Missing their mother Minnie, and their three brothers still at home, they know they must stick together to survive. But...

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The smallest man by Frances Quinn

The smallest man

Frances Quinn

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"My name is Nat Davy. Perhaps you've heard of me? There was a time when people up and down the land knew my name, though they only ever knew half the story. The year of 1625, it was, when a single shilling changed my life. That shilling got me taken off...

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The imitator by Rebecca Starford

The imitator

Rebecca Starford

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"Evelyn Varley has always been ambitious and clever. As a girl, she earned a scholarship to a prestigious academy well above her parents’ means, gaining her a best friend from one of England’s wealthiest families. In 1939, with an Oxford degree in hand...

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The children's train by Viola Ardone

The children's train

Viola Ardone

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"Though Mussolini and the fascists have been defeated, the war has devastated Italy, especially the south. Seven-year-old Amerigo lives with his mother Antonietta in Naples, surviving on odd jobs and his wits like the rest of the poor in his neighborhood....

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The woman with the blue star by Pam Jenoff

The woman with the blue star

Pam Jenoff

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"1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents in the Kraków Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous tunnels beneath the city. One day she sees...

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Stormy days on Mulberry Lane by Rosie Clarke

Stormy days on Mulberry Lane

Rosie Clarke

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Peggy Ronoscki is happily settling back into life running her guesthouse on Mulberry Lane, surrounded by close friends and family. Life just seems too good... but then disaster strikes. Pip, her beloved son is left in a coma following a devastating car...

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The women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray

The women of Chateau Lafayette

Stephanie Dray

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"Most castles are protected by powerful men. This one by women ... A reluctant resistor ... 1940. French schoolteacher and aspiring artist Marthe Simone has an orphan's self-reliance and wants nothing to do with war. But as the realities of Nazi occu...

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Alchemy and Rose by Sarah Maine

Alchemy and Rose

Sarah Maine

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1866. Will Stewart is one of many who have left their old lives behind to seek their fortunes in New Zealand's last great gold rush. Rose is about to arrive on the shores of South Island when a storm hits and her ship is wrecked. She is snatched from...

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The Charleston scandal by Pamela (Fiction writer) author. Hart

The Charleston scandal

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London, 1920s: Kit Linton, a privileged young Australian aiming to become a star, arrives in the city to find the Jazz Age in full swing. Cast in a West End play opposite another young hopeful, Canadian Zeke Gardiner, she dances blithely into the hea...

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A daughter's return by Josephine Cox

A daughter's return

Josephine Cox

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Florence Stanville is a woman with a past. When she moves to Guisethorpe on the east coast of England, the townsfolk are intrigued by this glamorous and mysterious stranger with her flame-red hair and abrupt manners. Florence doesn't care about the gossips...

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The shipyard girls on the home front by Nancy Revell

The shipyard girls on the home front

Nancy Revell

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1943. Gloria is reunited with her sweetheart Jack. But her sons Bobby and Gordon are away with the Navy and still know nothing of their mother's divorce. Rosie's squad of welders must work gruelling hours in the yard as they prepare for the Allied invasion...

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The collier's wife by Chrissie Walsh

The collier's wife

Chrissie Walsh

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Leeds, 1918. When Amy visits her husband Hugh at Beckett's Park Hospital, he doesn't recognise her. Broken after serving four devastating years in the First World War, Hugh is a shadow of the man he once was. Can he ever again be the man Amy knew and...

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The girl from Vichy by Andie Newton

The girl from Vichy

Andie Newton

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France, 1942. As the war in Europe rages on, Adele Ambeh dreams of a France that is free from the clutches of the new regime. The date of her marriage to a ruthless man is drawing closer, and she only has one choice. With the help of her mother, Adele...

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The Mother's Day Club by Rosie Hendry

The Mother's Day Club

Rosie Hendry

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Norfolk, 1939. The residents of Great Plumstead agree to open up their homes to evacuees from London. Pregnant Marianne is determined to make a fresh start for herself. Local lady Thea opens up her beautiful home, Rookery House, to the evacuee mothers....

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Gin palace girl by Gracie Hart

Gin palace girl

Gracie Hart

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After being orphaned as a child, Mary is taken in by her mother's friend - and ex-prostitute - Nell. But when Nell dies her step-father takes too much of an interest in Mary and she is forced to leave home, landing a job as a barmaid. Mary thinks she's...

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Shadows of the White City by Jocelyn Green

Shadows of the White City

Jocelyn Green

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"When Sylvie Townsend's Polish ward, Rose, goes missing at the World's Fair, her life unravels. Brushed off by the authorities, Sylvie turns to her boarder and Rose's violin instructor, Kristof Bartok, for help searching the immigrant communities. When...

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The hidden wife by Joanna Rees

The hidden wife

Joanna Rees

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"Paris, 1928. Having fled London and been on the run around Europe, Vita Casey has established a new life for herself, keeping a low profile as a dresser at a cabaret hall where Nancy is part of the risque dance troupe. It's a vibrant world of wild p...

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The women of Mulberry Lane by Rosie Clarke

The women of Mulberry Lane

Rosie Clarke

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"The war is nearly over - or is it? The women of Mulberry Lane anxiously wait for news. Peggy doesn't know if she'll ever again see Able, the American father of her twins, while a very odd letter from estranged husband, Laurie, threatens to set the cat...

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The rose code by Kate Quinn

The rose code

Kate Quinn

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"A heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over. 1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country ...

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Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

Eternal

Lisa Scottoline

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"Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro grow up as the best of friends despite their differences. Elisabetta is a feisty beauty who dreams of becoming a novelist; Marco the brash and athletic son in a family of professional cyclists; and Sandro a Jewish mathe...

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Sunflower sisters by Martha Hall Kelly

Sunflower sisters

Martha Hall Kelly

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"Georgeanna 'Georgey' Woolsey isn’t meant for the world of lavish parties and the demure attitudes of women of her stature. So when war ignites the nation, Georgey follows her passion for nursing during a time when doctors considered women on the battlefront...

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The henna artist by Alka Joshi

The henna artist

Alka Joshi

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"Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist - and confidante - to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted...

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The fading of the light by Charlotte Betts

The fading of the light

Charlotte Betts

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Cornwall, 1902. Edith Fairchild, deserted by her feckless husband Benedict eight years before, has established the thriving Spindrift artists' community by the sea and found deep and lasting love with Pascal. They have accepted that they cannot marry,...

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The girl I left behind by Andie Newton

The girl I left behind

Andie Newton

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When her childhood best friend shows Ella that you can't always believe what you see, Ella finds herself thrown into the world of the German Resistance. On a dark night in 1941, Claudia is taken by the Gestapo, likely never to be seen again, unless Ella...

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Home to the hills by Dee Yates

Home to the hills

Dee Yates

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After the Second World War, Ellen and her daughter Netta make the journey from Germany back to Scotland. Nestled in the hills of the Southern Uplands is the farm where Ellen grew up - the home she left to be with the only man she's ever loved. She is...

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The West End girls by Elaine Roberts

The West End girls

Elaine Roberts

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1914. Growing up on a farm in the country, Annie Cradwell has always dreamt of singing on stage. So when she hears her friend Joyce has a room to spare in London, she sets off with best friend Rose for an adventure beyond anything they could have imagined....

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The orphan twins by Lesley Eames

The orphan twins

Lesley Eames

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London, 1910. Lily is ten years old when she realises her grandmother, a washerwoman, is seriously ill. She's determined to do what she can to help and keep her grandmother's illness a secret - even from her beloved twin, Artie. When tragedy strikes and...

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The street of broken dreams by Tania Anne Crosse

The street of broken dreams

Tania Anne Crosse

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Summer 1945. The nation rejoices as the Second World War comes to an end but Banbury Street matriarch Eva Parke foresees trouble ahead. Her daughter, Mildred, awaits the return of her fiance from overseas duty, doubts begin to seep into her mind about...

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The child from the ash pits by Chrissie Walsh

The child from the ash pits

Chrissie Walsh

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In the aftermath of the General Strike, times are tough for coal miners and their families. When Cally loses her beloved mum, she hopes her father will comfort her. But instead she soon acquires a cruel stepmother, and Cally begins to fear that she is...

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The tobacco girls by Lizzie Lane

The tobacco girls

Lizzie Lane

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Bristol 1939. School leaver Maisie Miles suspects her father, a small-time crook, has an ulterior motive for insisting she gets a job at the W.D. & H.O. Wills tobacco factory but keeps it to herself. She's befriended by effervescent Phyllis Mason and...

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The light within us by Charlotte Betts

The light within us

Charlotte Betts

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Cornwall, 1891. Talented painter Edith Fairchild is poised to begin a life of newlywed bliss and artistic creation in the inspiring setting of Spindrift House, freshly inherited by her charming husband, Benedict. But when her honeymoon turns sour, her...

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God's acre by Dee Yates

God's acre

Dee Yates

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As the drums of war begin to beat louder on the continent, 17-year-old Jeannie McIver heads to the wilds of the Scottish Uplands to start life as a Land Girl. Jeannie soon falls in love with life on the busy Scottish hill farm. She even finds her int...

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Things we didn't say by Amy Lynn Green

Things we didn't say

Amy Lynn Green

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"Ironside Lake, Minnesota, January 1944. Headstrong and determined, linguistics student Johanna Berglund has very definite plans for her future ... plans that do not include returning to her hometown and the secrets and heartaches she left behind. But...

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Miss Benson's beetle by Rachel Joyce

Miss Benson's beetle

Rachel Joyce

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"She's going too far to go it alone. It is 1950. London is still reeling from World War II, and Margery Benson, a schoolteacher and spinster, is trying to get through life, surviving on scraps. One day, she reaches her breaking point, abandoning her job...

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Band of sisters by Lauren Willig

Band of sisters

Lauren Willig

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"April, 1917. The Smith College Club is looking for volunteers to help French civilians decimated by the German war machine. Kate Moran reluctantly agrees to join the new Smith College Relief Unit. The group, including two trailblazing female doctors,...

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The strange adventures of H by Sarah Burton

The strange adventures of H

Sarah Burton

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"Orphaned young, H is sent to live with her doting aunt in London. H's life is a happy one until her lecherous cousin robs her of her innocence and the plague takes away the city and the people she loves. H is cast out - friendless, pregnant and destitute...

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The fallen women by Lindsey Hutchinson

The fallen women

Lindsey Hutchinson

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"Since the death of her parents when she was just a girl, orphan Ann Felton has had to struggle to survive. The grimy and gruelling Black Country is no place for a girl all alone and Ann is relieved when she gets works at The Bell public house, and i...

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The Berlin girl by Mandy Robotham

The Berlin girl

Mandy Robotham

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"Berlin, 1938: It’s the height of summer, and Germany is on the brink of war. When fledgling reporter Georgie Young is posted to Berlin, alongside fellow Londoner Max Spender, she knows they are entering the eye of the storm. Arriving to a city swathed...

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Mrs P's book of secrets by Lorna Gray

Mrs P's book of secrets

Lorna Gray

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"There are no white shrouded spectres here, no wailing ghouls. Just the echoes of those who have passed, whispering that history is set to repeat itself. The Cotswolds, 1946: A young widow leaves behind the tragedy of her wartime life, and returns home...

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The dictionary of lost words by Pip Williams

The dictionary of lost words

Pip Williams

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"In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the 'Scriptorium',...

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The Chanel sisters by Judithe Little

The Chanel sisters

Judithe Little

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"The unforgettable story of the sisters who changed fashion forever. Gabrielle and Antoinette know they're destined for something better. Abandoned to a convent orphanage, they are raised for simple lives. But at night they dream of a glittering future,...

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The moonlight school by Suzanne Woods Fisher

The moonlight school

Suzanne Woods Fisher

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"Haunted by her sister's mysterious disappearance, Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1911 to work for Cora Wilson Stewart, superintendent of education. When Cora sends Lucy into the hills to act as scribe for the mountain...

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The Kitchen Front by Jennifer (Jennifer L.) Ryan

The Kitchen Front

Jennifer (Jennifer L.) Ryan

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"Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses; the Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The ...

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Mountain Laurel by Lori Benton

Mountain Laurel

Lori Benton

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"North Carolina, 1793. Ian Cameron, a Boston cabinetmaker turned frontier trapper, has come to Mountain Laurel hoping to remake himself yet again - into his planter uncle's heir. No matter how uneasily the role of slave owner rests upon his shoulders....

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Lana's war by Anita Abriel

Lana's war

Anita Abriel

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"Paris 1943. Lana Antanov is rushing to see her husband, Frederic, and tell him the news that she is pregnant. But as she arrives the convent where Frederic teaches music, she watches in horror as a Gestapo officer executes Frederic for hiding a Jewish...

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Yellow wife by Sadeqa Johnson

Yellow wife

Sadeqa Johnson

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"Born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a privileged life. Shielded by her mother’s position as the plantation’s medicine woman and cherished by the Master’s sister, she is set apart from the others on the plant...

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The four winds by Kristin Hannah

The four winds

Kristin Hannah

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"Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the...

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The Tuscan contessa by Dinah Jefferies

The Tuscan contessa

Dinah Jefferies

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"In 1940s Tuscany, Contessa Sofia de' Corsi's peaceful home in a medieval villa among the olive groves has been upturned by the arrival of German soldiers. She is desperate to help her friends in the village fight back in any way she can, all while keeping...

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Goodnight sweetheart by Pam Weaver

Goodnight sweetheart

Pam Weaver

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"When Frankie’s mother dies, she is sent to live with her Aunt Bet in Worthing, Sussex. Life on their farm is happy - for a while. But when World War Two breaks out, Frankie must help her country by signing up to the women’s branch of the British Army....

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When we fall by Carolyn Kirby

When we fall

Carolyn Kirby

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"In England, 1943, British pilot Vee Katchatourian is determined to get her flying Wings, in spite of her sex and foreign name. Meanwhile, in Occupied Poland, Ewa Hartman serves German officers in her father's guest house, while secretly gathering in...

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The glorious Guinness girls by Emily Hourican

The glorious Guinness girls

Emily Hourican

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"Granddaughters of the first Earl of Iveagh, the three daughters of Ernest Guinness are glamorous society girls, the toast of Dublin and London. Darlings of the press, with not a care in the world. But what beautiful ruins lie behind the glass of the...

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The Paris library by Janet Skeslien Charles

The Paris library

Janet Skeslien Charles

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"Paris, 1939. Young, ambitious, and tempestuous, Odile Souchet has it all: Paul, her handsome police officer beau; Margaret, her best friend from England; her adored twin brother Remy; and a dream job at the American Library in Paris, working alongside...

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The nature of fragile things by Susan Meissner

The nature of fragile things

Susan Meissner

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"April 18, 1906: A massive earthquake rocks San Francisco just before daybreak, igniting a devouring inferno. Lives are lost, lives are shattered, but some rise from the ashes forever changed. Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get...

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All our shimmering skies by Trent Dalton

All our shimmering skies

Trent Dalton

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Darwin, 1942: As Japanese bombs rain down, Molly Hook, the gravedigger girl, turns once again to the sky for guidance. In her head, she carries a map that leads to the gold of Longcoat Bob, the man who put a curse on her family and turned their hearts...

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Imperfect alchemist by Naomi (Mystery writer) author. Miller

Imperfect alchemist

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England, 1575. Mary Sidney, who will go on to claim a spot at the heart of Elizabethan court life and culture, is a fourteen-year-old navigating grief and her first awareness of love and desire. Her sharp mind is less interested in the dynastic alliances...

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Small pleasures by Clare Chambers

Small pleasures

Clare Chambers

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London, 1957. Jean Swinney is a feature writer on a local paper, disappointed in love and living a limited existence with her truculent mother. When a young woman, Gretchen Tilbury, contacts the paper to claim that her daughter is the result of a virgin...

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Ambridge at war by Catherine Miller

Ambridge at war

Catherine Miller

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It's 1940 and war has broken out. It is midnight at the turn of the year, and Walter Gabriel speaks the same line that opened the very first radio episode - 'And a Happy New Year to you all!' For Ambridge, a village in the heart of the English countr...

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Coming home to Liverpool by Kate Eastham

Coming home to Liverpool

Kate Eastham

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Liverpool, 1872. After spending time training at the Infirmary for Women in New York, Maud Linklater can't wait to put her skills to the test. Whilst her nurse friends welcome her back with open arms there are others who do not wish her well, including...

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Love has no borders by Gwen Kirkwood

Love has no borders

Gwen Kirkwood

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Fiercely independent, young Marguerite Sinclair has the opportunity of a lifetime to become a nurse and contribute to the war effort. Meanwhile, Rick Fortescue, who has loved her from the first moment he saw her, asks her to marry him before being shipped...

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The smuggler's wife by Evie Grace

The smuggler's wife

Evie Grace

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Kent, 1815. When the beautiful but naive Grace Lennicker falls for Isaiah Feasey, son of a rival smuggling family and owner of a local tavern, her sisters try to intervene. Grace is unwittingly drawn back into the world of smuggling that her sisters ...

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A daughter's price by Emma Hornby

A daughter's price

Emma Hornby

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Laura Cannock is on the run, suspected of killing her bullying husband, and his family are out for revenge. Fleeing from her beloved home of Bolton to Manchester, Laura seeks refuge with her coal-merchant uncle. But her relief is short-lived as it soon...

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The paper mill girl by Glenda Young

The paper mill girl

Glenda Young

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Seventeen-year-old Ruth Hardy works long hours at Grange Paper Works, with her younger sister Bea. When Bea reveals that she is pregnant out of wedlock, Ruth knows even tougher times are ahead. Ruth's hard work at the mill does not go unnoticed and it...

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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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This tender land by William Kent Krueger

This tender land

William Kent Krueger

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"1932: Located on the banks of the Gilead River in Minnesota, Lincoln School is home to hundreds of Native American boys and girls who have been separated from their families. The only two white boys in the school are orphan brothers Odie and Albert,...

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A gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

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"A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. When, in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol,...

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Second chance at the Belfast Guesthouse by Anne Doughty

Second chance at the Belfast Guesthouse

Anne Doughty

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"Will love be enough to overcome the odds? It is 1960 and Clare Hamilton is returning home to her beloved Armagh to marry Andrew, her childhood sweetheart. Full of the hope and possibilities of a newlywed couple, they plan to turn Andrew's ancestral home...

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The Bobby Girls' secrets by Johanna Bell

The Bobby Girls' secrets

Johanna Bell

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"1915. Best friends Irene, Maggie and Annie are proud members of the newly renamed Women's Police Service. While Britain's men are away fighting in France, the girls are doing their bit by keeping the peace at home in London's East End. But out of the...

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Victory on Ten Bells Street by Mary (Fiction writer) Collins

Victory on Ten Bells Street

Mary (Fiction writer) Collins

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"1950, the East End of London. With the war finally behind them, the Ten Bells Street girls are building new lives. Best friends from childhood, the three of them are there for each other through thick and thin, but the struggle isn't over yet ... Of...

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Last flight to Stalingrad by Graham Hurley

Last flight to Stalingrad

Graham Hurley

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"Berlin, 1942. For four years, the men in field grey have helped themselves to country after country across Western Europe. For Werner Nehmann, a journalist at the Promi - the Ministry of Propaganda - this dizzying series of victories has felt like a...

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The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

The Jane Austen Society

Natalie Jenner

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"Just after the Second World War, in the small English village of Chawton, an unusual but like-minded group of people band together to attempt something remarkable. One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of Jane Austen, one of En...

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The yellow bird sings by Jennifer Rosner

The yellow bird sings

Jennifer Rosner

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"Poland, 1941. Roza and her five-year-old daughter, Shira, are the only surviving Jews in their town. They spend day and night hidden in a neighbour’s barn. Forbidden from making a sound, only the yellow bird from her mother’s stories can sing the me...

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The mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

The mystery of Mrs. Christie

Marie Benedict

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"In December 1926, Agatha Christie goes missing. Investigators find her empty car on the edge of a deep, gloomy pond, the only clues some tire tracks nearby and a fur coat left in the car--strange for a frigid night. Her husband and daughter have no ...

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The librarian of Boone's Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer

The librarian of Boone's Hollow

Kim Vogel Sawyer

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"Addie Cowherd dreamt of being a novelist and offering readers the escape that books gave her during her tragic childhood. But it's the Great Depression, and when her adoptive father loses his job, Addie is forced to leave college and take the only e...

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Harpers heroes by Rosie Clarke

Harpers heroes

Rosie Clarke

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Oxford Street, London 1915. Sally Harper quietly battles to keep Harpers afloat in the difficult days of the war, whilst husband Ben is working all hours for the War Office. Beth Burrow is fighting concern for her husband Jack, now at sea with the Me...

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The Paris library by Janet Skeslien Charles

The Paris library

Janet Skeslien Charles

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Paris, 1939. Odile Souchet is obsessed with books, and her new job at the American Library in Paris is a dream come true. When war is declared, the Library is determined to remain open. But then the Nazis invade Paris, and everything changes. In Occu...

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The outcast girls by Alys Clare

The outcast girls

Alys Clare

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London, 1881. Lily Raynor, owner of the World's End Investigation Bureau, is growing increasingly worried. Work is drying up, finances are tight and she cannot find enough for her sole employee, Felix Wilbraham, to do. So when schoolteacher Georgiana...

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The Emmerdale girls by Kerry Bell

The Emmerdale girls

Kerry Bell

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December 1944, and the residents of Beckindale can't believe they're going through another wartime Christmas. Though the success of the D-Day landings earlier in the year has brought some hope to the village. The women of Emmerdale are navigating their...

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The Kew Gardens girls by Posy Lovell

The Kew Gardens girls

Posy Lovell

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It's 1916 and England is at war. Desperate to help in whatever way they can, Ivy and Louisa enlist as gardeners at Kew, taking on the jobs of the men who have gone to fight. Under their care, the gardens begin to flourish - but Ivy and Louisa aren't ...

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Her patriotic duty by Rosie Meddon

Her patriotic duty

Rosie Meddon

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Esme Colborne is about to marry Richard Trevannion. When she finds out she is adopted - from a working class family - she cannot allow Richard to marry so far beneath his station. Fleeing the life she knew, she starts working as a decoy woman, testing...

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Daughter of the sea by Sylvia Broady

Daughter of the sea

Sylvia Broady

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Jessica is grieving for her beloved father, Jacob Kingdom, a trawler owner fondly remembered by his crew. But a confrontation with her mother leads to Jessica being cast out from the family home and the reveal of a shameful secret. It isn't long before...

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Turning tide by Melody Carlson

Turning tide

Melody Carlson

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"As the Great War rages on, Sunset Cove continues to feel its impact. Running the small town newspaper, Anna McDowell can’t escape the grim reports from the other side of the world, but home-front challenges abound as well. Dr. Daniel is serving the wounded...

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Bronte's mistress by Finola Austin

Bronte's mistress

Finola Austin

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"Yorkshire, 1843: Lydia Robinson - mistress of Thorp Green Hall - has lost her precious young daughter and her mother within the same year. She returns to her bleak home, grief-stricken and unmoored. With her teenage daughters rebelling, her testy...

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In the lion's den by Barbara Taylor Bradford

In the lion's den

Barbara Taylor Bradford

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"London 1889: Victorian London is a place of wealth, privilege and poverty, a city of extremes. For James Falconer, who grew up as a barrow boy on a London market, it is a city of opportunity. Working his way up Henry Malvern's trading company in Pic...

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