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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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One more river to cross by Jane Kirkpatrick

One more river to cross

Jane Kirkpatrick

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"In 1844, two years before the Donner Party, the Stevens-Murphy company left Missouri to be the first wagons into California through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mostly Irish Catholics, the party sought religious freedom and education in the mission-...

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We'll meet again by Melody Carlson

We'll meet again

Melody Carlson

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"Now in its third year, World War II still rages, taking its toll on everyone. On the home-front, the Mulligans continue to face war-related challenges ... and patience wears thin. Margaret is pulled in various directions as she attempts to care for ...

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The beantown girls by Jane (Freelance journalist) Healey

The beantown girls

Jane (Freelance journalist) Healey

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"1944: Fiona Denning has her entire future planned out. She'll work in city hall, marry her fiancé when he returns from the war, and settle down in the Boston suburbs. But when her fiancé is reported missing after being shot down in Germany, Fiona's ...

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Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

Tidelands

Philippa Gregory

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"Midsummer's Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even to the remote Tidelands - the marshy landscape of the south coast. Alinor, a descendant...

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The giver of stars by Jojo Moyes

The giver of stars

Jojo Moyes

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"Alice Wright has travelled halfway across the world to escape her stifling life in England. Handsome American businessman Bennett Van Cleve represents a fresh start. But she soon realises that swapping the twitching curtains of suburbia for newlywed...

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The flight girls by Noelle Salazar

The flight girls

Noelle Salazar

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"1941. Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It’s why she implored her father to teach her at the little airfield back home in Texas. It’s why she signed up to train military pilots in Hawaii when the war in Europe began. And it’s why she insists...

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King's shadow by Angela Elwell Hunt

King's shadow

Angela Elwell Hunt

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"Two women occupy a place in Herod's court. The first, Salome, is the king's only sister, a resentful woman who has been told she is from an inferior race, a people God will never accept or approve. The second woman, Zara, is a lowly handmaid who ser...

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The medallion by Cathy Gohlke

The medallion

Cathy Gohlke

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"An illuminating tale of courage, sacrifice, and survival, about two couples whose lives are ravaged by Hitler's mad war yet eventually redeemed through the fate of one little girl. Seemingly overnight, the German blitzkrieg of Warsaw in 1939 turns its...

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A bend in the stars by Rachel Barenbaum

A bend in the stars

Rachel Barenbaum

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"In Russia, in the summer of 1914, as war with Germany looms and the Czar's army tightens its grip on the local Jewish community, Miri Abramov and her brilliant physicist brother, Vanya, are facing an impossible decision. Since their parents drowned fleeing...

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Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe

Madeline Miller

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"In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, ...

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The Cane Creek Regulators by Johnny D. Boggs

The Cane Creek Regulators

Johnny D. Boggs

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"The South Carolina back country is no place for a young girl to grow up in the 1760s but sixteen-year-old Emily Stewart wouldn't have it any other way because she loves the settlement of Ninety Six where her father Breck Stewart runs a tavern with his...

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A hope at the end of the world by Sarah Lark

A hope at the end of the world

Sarah Lark

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"In the chaos of World War II, Polish teenagers Helena and Luzyna Grabowski have lost everything. Without parents or a home, they are shipped to a refugee camp in Persia, where the days ahead hold only darkness. When they hear that orphans are being ...

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The long flight home by Alan Hlad

The long flight home

Alan Hlad

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"It is September 1940-a year into the war-and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around the Epping Forest home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather, Bertie. After losing her parents...

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Shadowplay by Joseph O'Connor

Shadowplay

Joseph O'Connor

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"1878: The Lyceum Theatre, London. Three extraordinary people begin their life together, a life that will be full of drama, transformation, passionate and painful devotion to art and to one another. Henry Irving, the Chief, is the volcanic leading man...

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The Verdun affair by Nick Dybek

The Verdun affair

Nick Dybek

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"A sweeping, romantic, and profoundly moving novel, set in Europe in the aftermath of World War I and Los Angeles in the 1950s, about a lonely young man, a beautiful widow, and the amnesiac soldier whose puzzling case binds them together even as it tears...

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Stanley and Elsie by Nicola Upson

Stanley and Elsie

Nicola Upson

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"The First World War is over, and in a quiet Hampshire village, artist Stanley Spencer is working on the commission of a lifetime, painting an entire chapel in memory of a life lost in the war to end all wars. Combining his own traumatic experiences ...

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Sarah's story by Lynne (Novelist) Francis

Sarah's story

Lynne (Novelist) Francis

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"Sarah dreams of a more exciting life ... but will she get more than she bargained for? Living in a small Yorkshire village with just her grandmother for company, Sarah is lonely - and she longs to be reunited with her mother and sisters in Manchester....

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Summer at Mount Hope by Rosalie Ham

Summer at Mount Hope

Rosalie Ham

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Rural Australia, 1894: Phoeba Crupp lives with her squabbling parents and younger sister Lilith on a small farm. Her father is an eccentric ex-accountant who moved his family from the city in order to establish a vineyard, a decision her mother bitte...

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A Christmas railway mystery by Edward Marston

A Christmas railway mystery

Edward Marston

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December, 1860: The morning shift at the Swindon Locomotive Works is about to begin, and an army of men is pouring out of the nearby terraced houses built by the GWR. Frank Rodman should have been among them, but he is destined for the grave sooner than...

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The lighthouse keeper's daughter by Hazel Gaynor

The lighthouse keeper's daughter

Hazel Gaynor

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1938: When nineteen-year-old Matilda Emmerson steps from the pier at Cobh onto the TSS CALIFORNIA headed across the Atlantic to New York, she faces an uncertain future. Sent away from Ireland in disgrace, she must stay with her reclusive relative, Ha...

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With hope and love by Ellie Dean

With hope and love

Ellie Dean

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The war in Europe is over, but for the residents of Beach View Boarding House its effects are still far reaching. Cockney evacuee Ivy and her sweetheart Andy are saving to get married and return to London. But when her sister and parents succumb to one...

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A Christmas gift by Katie Flynn

A Christmas gift

Katie Flynn

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Liverpool, 1939: Sixteen-year-old Lizzy Atherton is forced to flee her violent step-father in the middle of the night, and finds herself stranded on a station platform completely alone. Desperate to know what has become of her beloved mother, who she...

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We'll meet again by Rosie Archer

We'll meet again

Rosie Archer

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Gosport, 1941. The Bluebird Girls - Rainey Bird, Bea Herron and Ivy Sparrow - are on their way to stardom. From working men's clubs to the glamour of the Savoy Hotel, fame and fortune beckon as the south coast's favourite singing trio work their way into...

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Fatal inheritance by Rachel Rhys

Fatal inheritance

Rachel Rhys

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"London, 1948: Eve Forrester is trapped in a loveless marriage, in a gloomy house, in a grey suburb. Out of the blue, she receives a solicitor's letter. A wealthy stranger has left her a mystery inheritance, but in order to find out more, she must travel...

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Ribbons of scarlet

Ribbons of scarlet

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"Six best-selling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers - six unforgettable women whose paths cross during...

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Miss Royal's mules by Irene Bennett Brown

Miss Royal's mules

Irene Bennett Brown

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"In 1900, in the Flint Hills of Kansas, Jocelyn Belle Royal joins a mule drive with the aim of earning back her farm lost to the bank. Unexpectedly, her new companions--gentlemanly boss, Whit Hanley, and his kindly black partner, Sam Birdwhistle--leave...

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What comes my way by Tracie Peterson

What comes my way

Tracie Peterson

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"1902. Ella Fleming is on the run from her past and the secrets that could tear her family apart. As a member of the Brookstone Wild West Extravaganza, a wild west show comprised of all-female performers, her uncanny talent for trick riding impresses...

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Amber by Deborah Challinor

Amber

Deborah Challinor

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When Kitty Farrell is offered a trinket by a street urchin, her impulsive response will change both of their lives forever, and place an unexpected strain on Kitty's marriage. For the past four years, she has sailed the high seas on the trading vessel...

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Beneath a frosty moon by Rita Bradshaw

Beneath a frosty moon

Rita Bradshaw

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It's 1940 and Britain is at war with Germany. For Cora Stubbs and her younger siblings this means being evacuated to the safety of the English countryside. But, little does Cora know that Hitler's bombs are nothing compared to the danger she will face...

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The brooklands girls by Margaret Dickinson

The brooklands girls

Margaret Dickinson

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It is 1919 and the Maitland family are still coming to terms with the aftermath of the Great War. After her brave work as an ambulance driver and nurse close to the front, Pips is restless and without purpose. Determined to enjoy life after the years...

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The Tilbury poppies by Sue Wilsher

The Tilbury poppies

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 -...

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A mother's choice by Valerie Wood

A mother's choice

Valerie 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...

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The third daughter by Talia Carner

The third daughter

Talia Carner

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"The late 1800s find fourteen-year-old Batya in the Russian countryside, fleeing endless pogroms with her family. Desperate, her father leaps at the opportunity to marry Batya to a worldly, wealthy stranger who can guarantee his daughter an easy life...

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The secrets we kept by Lara Prescott

The secrets we kept

Lara Prescott

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"1956. A celebrated Russian author is writing a book, Doctor Zhivago, which could spark dissent in the Soviet Union. The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it. But in the rest of the world it's fast becoming a sensation. In Washington DC, the...

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The water dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The water dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates

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"Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child--but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force...

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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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The confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

The confessions of Frannie Langton

Sara Collins

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"They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done? 1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Frannie ...

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Park Avenue summer by Renée Rosen

Park Avenue summer

Renée Rosen

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"It's 1965 in New York City and Helen Gurley Brown, the new editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, shocks America and saves a dying publication by daring to talk to women about everything off-limits. Alice Weiss is a single girl from a small midwestern town...

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The book woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

The book woman of Troublesome Creek

Kim Michele Richardson

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"The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything -- everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter. Cussy's not...

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The Saturday Evening Girls Club by Jane (Freelance journalist) Healey

The Saturday Evening Girls Club

Jane (Freelance journalist) Healey

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"For the young women living in Boston's North End in 1908, the Saturday Evening Girls Club is an escape from the drudgery of daily life. For Caprice, Ada, Maria and Thea, it's the one time each week the friends can be together. They support each other's...

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The dressmaker of Draper's Lane by Liz Trenow

The dressmaker of Draper's Lane

Liz Trenow

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"1768, London. A foundling risen from poverty and now running her own successful dressmaking business in the heart of society London, Miss Charlotte is a remarkable woman, admired by many. She has no need, nor desire, to marry. The people she values most...

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Fled by Meg Keneally

Fled

Meg Keneally

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"Jenny Trelawney is no ordinary thief. Forced by poverty to live in the forest, she becomes a successful highwaywoman - until her luck runs out. Transported to Australia, Jenny must tackle new challenges and growing responsibilities. And when famine hits...

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Children of the siege by Diney Costeloe

Children of the siege

Diney Costeloe

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"A lost child, a family divided, the bitter backdrop of war - the ingredients in this story, set in 19th century France. After the Franco-Prussian War and the siege of 1870-71, the St Clair family return to Paris, only to be swept up into the terribl...

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Ill will by Michael Stewart

Ill will

Michael Stewart

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"Heathcliff has left Wuthering Heights and is travelling across the moors to Liverpool in search of his past. Along the way, he saves Emily, the foul-mouthed daughter of a highwayman, from a whipping, and the pair journey on together. Roaming from graveyard...

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The imaginary lives of James Pōneke by Tina Makereti

The imaginary lives of James Pōneke

Tina Makereti

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"'The hour is late. The candle is low. Tomorrow I will see whether it is my friends or a ship homewards I meet. But I must finish my story for you first. My future, my descendant, my mokopuna. Listen.' So begins the tale of James Pōneke: orphaned son...

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This mortal boy by Fiona Kidman

This mortal boy

Fiona Kidman

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"Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fuelled growing moral panic about teenagers, and he was to hang less than...

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The infinite air by Fiona Kidman

The infinite air

Fiona Kidman

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"Jean Batten became an international icon in 1930s. A brave, beautiful woman, she made a number of heroic solo flights across the world. The newspapers couldn't get enough of her. In 1934, she broke Amy Johnson's flight time between England and Australia...

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The oceans between us by Gill Thompson

The oceans between us

Gill Thompson

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London, 1941: A woman is found wandering and injured after an air raid. She remembers nothing of who she is; only that she has lost something precious. As the little boy waits in the orphanage, he hopes his mother will return. But then he finds himself...

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Starting over by Jack Sheffield

Starting over

Jack Sheffield

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Ragley, 1952: Following the death of her father from pneumonia, Lily Briggs, her mother and younger brothers up stakes from Buckinghamshire to rural Yorkshire, hoping for a fresh start. When Lily begins her first year as a teacher at the village school,...

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A maiden's voyage by Rosie Goodwin

A maiden's voyage

Rosie Goodwin

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1912, London. Eighteen-year-old Flora Butler has the prized position of lady's maid to young Connie Ogilvie, and is at last able to provide for her beloved parents and four younger siblings. But Flora's life is turned upside down when her mistress's ...

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On a turning tide by Ellie Dean

On a turning tide

Ellie Dean

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As the Allied troops draw closer to victory, life at Beach View Boarding House is still full of uncertainty. Rosie's plans for her wedding to Ron Reilly are plagued with misunderstandings. Ron takes on a secret assignment just days before they are due...

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The Quality Street girls by Penny Thorpe

The Quality Street girls

Penny Thorpe

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Sixteen-year-old Irene 'Reenie' Calder lands a seasonal job at Mackintosh's Quality Street factory and feels like a kid let loose in a sweet shop, but trouble seems to follow her around.Beautiful and smart, Diana Moore runs the Toffee Penny line. The...

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A brighter day tomorrow by Pamela Evans

A brighter day tomorrow

Pamela Evans

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When they're not working in a West London munitions factory, Liz Beck and her best friend Marg find time for fun and laughter at the local ice rink. Then a couple of handsome American servicemen sweep them off their feet and Marg's dream of becoming a...

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A mother's dilemma by Emma Hornby

A mother's dilemma

Emma Hornby

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Minnie Maddox cares deeply for mothers and their babies - she makes a living by taking in unwanted children and finding them good adoptive homes - and is delighted for her neighbour when she finally becomes a mother after decades of trying. But when the...

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Inland by Téa Obreht

Inland

Téa Obreht

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"Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life – her husband who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons who have vanished after an explosive argument. Nora is biding her time with ...

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When we left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

When we left Cuba

Chanel Cleeton

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"Beautiful. Daring. Deadly. The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez--her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro's inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz...

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A song of joy by Lauraine Snelling

A song of joy

Lauraine Snelling

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Minnesota, 1911. Nilda Carlson is torn between life in the city of Blackduck and spending time with her family back home on the farm. Her employer, Mrs. Schoenleber, gives her more and more responsibility and experience. Still new to America herself,...

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Once upon a river by Diane Setterfield

Once upon a river

Diane Setterfield

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"A dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs,...

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The number of love by Roseanna M. White

The number of love

Roseanna M. White

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"Three years into the Great War, England's greatest asset is their intelligence network--field agents risking their lives to gather information, and codebreakers able to crack every German telegram. Margot De Wilde thrives in the environment of the s...

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Call your daughter home by Deb Spera

Call your daughter home

Deb Spera

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"It's 1924. South Carolina and the region are still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters from starvation or...

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One enchanted evening by Anton Du Beke

One enchanted evening

Anton Du Beke

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"London, 1936. Inside the spectacular ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, films stars, even royalty, rub shoulders with the talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them, and...

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Last letter from Istanbul by Lucy (Novelist) Foley

Last letter from Istanbul

Lucy (Novelist) Foley

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"Each day Nur gazes across the waters of the Bosphorus to her childhood home, a grand white house, nestled on the opposite bank. Memories float on the breeze - the fragrance of the fig trees, the saffron sunsets of languid summer evenings. But now those...

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American duchess by Karen (Karen S.) Harper

American duchess

Karen (Karen S.) Harper

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"On a cold November day in 1895, a carriage approaches St Thomas Episcopal Church on New York City's Fifth Avenue. Massive crowds surge forward, awaiting their glimpse of heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt. Just 18, the beautiful bride has not only arrived late,...

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The night tiger by Yangsze Choo

The night tiger

Yangsze Choo

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"1930s colonial Malaysia. Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother's Mahjong debts. Then one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir. Houseboy Ren is racing to...

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Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin

Mistress of the Ritz

Melanie Benjamin

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"A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II - while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hotel Ritz in Paris - from the New York...

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String of pearls by Melody Carlson

String of pearls

Melody Carlson

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"By 1943 the world is in the thick of war and the home-front continues to play a vital role. The Mulligans of San Francisco do their part in the war effort, but hardships and deprivations are taking a toll and each the four Mulligan sisters are tested...

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The refuge by Ann H. Gabhart

The refuge

Ann H. Gabhart

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"1849. Darcie and Walter Goodwin join a Shaker village to escape a cholera epidemic sweeping the area. It's meant to be a temporary stay, but Walter is killed in a riverboat accident. With no family and no money, Darcie has little choice but to stay with...

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The last hours by Minette Walters

The last hours

Minette Walters

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"When the Black Death enters England through the port of Melcombe in Dorseteshire in June 1348, no one knows what manner of sickness it is or how it spreads and kills so quickly. The Church proclaims it a punishment from God but Lady Anne of Develish...

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The pearl thief by Fiona McIntosh

The pearl thief

Fiona McIntosh

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"Severine Kassel is asked by the Louvre in 1963 to aid the British Museum with curating its antique jewellery, her specialty. Her London colleagues find her distant and mysterious, her cool beauty the topic of conversations around its quiet halls. No...

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The turn of midnight by Minette Walters

The turn of midnight

Minette Walters

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"As the year 1349 approaches, the Black Death continues its devastating course across England. In Dorseteshire, the quarantined people of Develish question whether they are the only survivors. Guided by their beloved young mistress, Lady Anne, they w...

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Kitty by Deborah Challinor

Kitty

Deborah Challinor

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When eighteen-year-old Kitty Carlisle's father dies in 1838, her mother is left with little more than the possibility of her beautiful daughter making a good marriage. But when Kitty is compromised by an unscrupulous adventurer, her reputation is des...

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The binding by Bridget Collins

The binding

Bridget Collins

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Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a book binder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice - but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse....

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The Bluebird Girls by Rosie Archer

The Bluebird Girls

Rosie Archer

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Rainey Bird, Ivy Sparrow and Bea Herron all love to sing. For Rainey, music has been a solace during the upheaval of starting a new life with her mother, away from her abusive dad. Bea finds a confidence when she sings that she cannot get from anything...

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One perfect family by Anna Jacobs

One perfect family

Anna Jacobs

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Lancashire, 1934. When Tam Crawford is unexpectedly bequeathed some money, he can finally realise his dream of settling down in the beautiful village of Ellindale. Tam knows he can be impulsive - and somehow, within just one day, he has taken on a fiancee...

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A lonely heart by Kay Brellend

A lonely heart

Kay Brellend

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Growing up in fear of their cruel, drunken father, Olivia Bone and her siblings haven't had an easy start in life. But when Livvie's fiance Joe is killed at Ypres and he bequeaths her his house in Islington, it seems like the Bone family might finally...

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As the sun breaks through by Ellie Dean

As the sun breaks through

Ellie Dean

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As the planes continue to circle over Cliffehaven, Peggy Reilly's sister Doris must seek refuge after a V-1 blast destroys her home. Rita, Sarah and the other residents at Beach View Boarding House quickly find their peace disturbed and it's not long...

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Ambulance girls at war by Deborah Burrows

Ambulance girls at war

Deborah Burrows

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Young Maisie Halliday has escaped the grinding poverty of the northern town where she was born to live in the glittering world of professional dancing. At the outbreak of the Second World War, she volunteers as an ambulance driver. Maisie is at the Cafe...

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The Chelsea girls by Fiona Davis

The Chelsea girls

Fiona Davis

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"From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City's creative oasis for the many artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and poets who have called it home-a scene pla...

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American princess by Stephanie Thornton

American princess

Stephanie Thornton

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"Alice may be the president's daughter, but she's nobody's darling. As bold as her signature color Alice Blue, the gum-chewing, cigarette-smoking, poker-playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make...

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Lost roses by Martha Hall Kelly

Lost roses

Martha Hall Kelly

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"It is 1914, and New York socialite Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and now Eliza is embarking on the trip of a lifetime to see th...

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The island of sea women by Lisa See

The island of sea women

Lisa See

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"A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best ...

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The Quintland sisters by Shelley Wood

The Quintland sisters

Shelley Wood

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"The story of the Dionne Quintuplets, the world's first identical quintuplets to survive birth, told from the perspective of a midwife in training who helps bring them into the world ... Reluctant midwife Emma Trimpany is just 17 when she assists at ...

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Shadow among sheaves by Naomi Stephens

Shadow among sheaves

Naomi Stephens

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"The Great Rebellion of 1857 was a remarkably bloody business. At a time when Britain's imperial influence in India was sparking brutal clashes on both sides, no one could have expected Rena, an Indian woman, to marry a British officer--nor do they u...

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The seamstress by Allison Pittman

The seamstress

Allison Pittman

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"1788: In a tiny French village, during the waning days of peace, cousins Renee and Laurette live a peaceful, relatively contented life as the shepherdesses under the guardianship of the respectable Emile Gagnon. When Renee is given the chance to work...

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The great pretenders by Laura Kalpakian

The great pretenders

Laura Kalpakian

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"An unforgettable novel from an award-winning author about an ambitious young agent's daring fight to protect blacklisted writers in McCarthy-era Hollywood and her passionate relationship with an African American journalist. Outraged by her grandfath...

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City of flickering light by Juliette Fay

City of flickering light

Juliette Fay

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"It's July 1921, "flickers" are all the rage, and Irene Van Beck has just declared her own independence by jumping off a moving train to escape her fate in a traveling burlesque show. When her friends, fellow dancer Millie Martin and comedian Henry Weiss,...

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Dear George, Dear Mary by Mary Calvi

Dear George, Dear Mary

Mary Calvi

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"'Love is said to be an involuntary passion, and it is, therefore, contended that it cannot be resisted.' -- George Washington. Unrequited love might have sparked a flame that ignited a cause that became the American Revolution. Never before has this...

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Cape May by Chip Cheek

Cape May

Chip Cheek

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"September 1957. Henry and Effie, young newlyweds from Georgia, arrive in Cape May, New Jersey, for their honeymoon. It's the end of the season and the town is deserted. As they tentatively discover each other, they begin to realize that everyday married...

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Chimes of a lost cathedral by Janet Fitch

Chimes of a lost cathedral

Janet Fitch

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"After the loves and betrayals of The Revolution of Marina M., young poet Marina Makarova finds herself alone amid the devastation of the Russian Civil War--pregnant and adrift, forced to rely on her own resourcefulness to find a place to wait out the...

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The Irishman's daughter by V. S. Alexander

The Irishman's daughter

V. S. Alexander

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"Ireland, 1845. To Briana Walsh, no place on earth is more beautiful than Carrowteige, County Mayo, with its sloping fields and rocky cliffs perched above the wild Atlantic. The small farms that surround the centuries-old Lear House are managed by her...

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Keep the home fires burning by Simon Block

Keep the home fires burning

Simon Block

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"In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strives to protect the Home Front. When an enemy plane crashes in the village, every one of their lives will change forever ... Return to Great Paxford or join us for your very first visit....

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Transcription by Kate Atkinson

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Kate Atkinson

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"In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns...

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The abolitionist's daughter by Diane C. McPhail

The abolitionist's daughter

Diane C. McPhail

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"On a Mississippi morning in 1859, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, Nathan, about to be auctioned away from his family. Judge Matthews is an abolitionist who runs an illegal school for his slaves, hoping to eventually set them free. One,...

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Daughters of Northern Shores by Joanne Bischof

Daughters of Northern Shores

Joanne Bischof

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"Two brothers were raised to know that Viking blood runs in their veins. But when it comes to passion and rivalry, they're desperate to discover if God's peace can dwell in their hearts. Thor Norgaard, a deaf man in rural Appalachia, once led a secluded...

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The summer country by Lauren Willig

The summer country

Lauren Willig

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"Barbados, 1854: Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan -- merely a vicar's daughter, and a reform-minded vicar's daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family's lucrative shipping business will go to her...

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The chef's secret by Crystal King

The chef's secret

Crystal King

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"When Bartolomeo Scappi dies in 1577, he leaves his vast estate - properties, money, and his position - to his nephew and apprentice Giovanni. He also gives Giovanni the keys to two strongboxes and strict instructions to burn their contents. Despite ...

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The scarlet nightingale by Alan Titchmarsh

The scarlet nightingale

Alan Titchmarsh

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As war rages across Europe, one young woman faces an impossible choice. Will she save her country - or the man she loves? It is the late 1930s. In London, socialite Rosamund Hanbury is determined to give up the parties and social sets of which she is...

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The silversmith's daughter by Annie Murray

The silversmith's daughter

Annie Murray

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1915. Margaret and Philip Tallis are happily married, have a thriving business and three children, Daisy, John and Lily. At 20, Daisy is an impassioned, headstrong girl, determined to follow her parents' footsteps in Birmingham's jewellery trade. Whi...

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The house across the street by Lesley Pearse

The house across the street

Lesley Pearse

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Twenty-three year old Katy Speed is fascinated by the house across the street. The woman who lives there, Gloria, is the most glamorous neighbour on the avenue, owning a fashionable dress shop in Bexhill-on-Sea. But who is the woman who arrives in the...

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Ella's journey by Lynne (Novelist) Francis

Ella's journey

Lynne (Novelist) Francis

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Ella is trying to put the past behind her, but the past won't always stay hidden. The truth is, Ella is hiding from a scandal. A scandal that drove her family out of their beloved Lane End Cottage in the tiny Yorkshire village they had lived in all t...

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