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1802808027
Book:A wartime friend; Lizzie Lane:2021 Book A wartime friend; Lizzie Lane
A wartime friend; Lizzie Lane
Author: Lane, Lizzie
Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: F
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Boldwood, 2021
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781802808025
Notes:
Originally published: London: Ebury Press, 2017
Leah escapes from a train bound for a death camp - along with a surprising friend, a kind-natured German Shepherd dog. Discovered in France by an RAF pilot, the traumatised Leah wakes to find she's forgotten everything. Fostered by the pilot and Meg, his wife, Leah becomes Lily, remembering nothing of her former life. However, war and tragedy shatter their lives. With their home in ruins and Lily's adopted father missing in action, Lily and Meg are forced to flee to the country. In the Somerset countryside, Lily is reunited with Rudy, the heroic German Shepherd, while Meg finds herself subject to the attentions of a local criminal - and the village policeman. Before long, it becomes clear that Rudy isn't just watching over Lily - he's protecting Meg too, and someone wants him out of the way.
Extent: 363 pages, 20 cm, pbk
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Year: 2015
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
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Book:Home sweet home:2021 Book
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Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Boldwood
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Ebury Press, 2015 Frances Sweet can't really remember her real parents. Brought up by her uncle, her cousins Ruby and Mary have always treated her like their little sister. As the war continues to keep her cousins separated from the men they love - Frances is growing up fast enough to catch the eye of dashing American soldier Declan. But she also has a greater longing - to find the mother who abandoned her years before.
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Book:Wartime sweethearts:2021 Book
Author: Lane, Lizzie
Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Boldwood
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Ebury Press, 2015 The Sweet family have run the local bakery for as long as anyone can remember. Twins Ruby and Mary Sweet help their widowed father out when they can. Mary loves baking and has no intention of leaving their small village. While Ruby dreams of life in London. But as war threatens there will be changes for all of the Sweet family with brother Charlie off to war and youngest sister Frances facing evacuation. But there will be opportunities too, as the twins' baking talent catches the attention of the Ministry of Food.
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Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Boldwood Books
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: 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 kind-hearted Bridget Milligan who take pity on her and take Maisie under their wing. But beneath their happy go lucky exteriors they all harbour dreams and worries about what the future holds.
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1800484992
Book:Dark days for the Tobacco Girls:2021 Book
Author: Lane, Lizzie
Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Boldwood Books
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Bristol 1940. The Tobacco Girls cling together as they realise that the clouds of war are turning dark, the world is becoming more dangerous and their lives more unpredictable. Bridget Milligan's big, happy family fragments when her siblings are evacuated to North Devon, then a letter from America further fills her with dismay. Maisie Miles safe haven from both Eddie Bridgeman and her father is jeopardised and she is forced to move on, but where too this time? Phyllis Mason is struck down by tragedy and her life spirals downwards into despair until a new horizons beckons, but also perhaps great danger. Regardless of the rationing, shortages and an ever-worsening situation, The Tobacco Girls all pull together and hope for better days to come.
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Year: 2021
Language: English
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Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Ebury Press, 2016 Joanna Ryan's father has gone off to war, leaving her in the care of her step-mother, a woman more concerned with having a good time than being any sort of parent to her. But then she finds a puppy, left for dead, and Joanna becomes determined to save him, sharing her meagre rations with him. But, in a time of war, pets are only seen as an unnecessary burden and she is forced to hide her new friend, Harry, from her step-mother and the authorities. With bombs falling over Bristol and with the prospect of evacuation on the horizon, can they stay together and keep each other safe?
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Large print:A Christmas wish:2014 Large print
Author: Lane, Lizzie
Year: 2014
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Ebury, 2013 Can her family ever be reunited? Magda Brodie's world is torn apart when her mother dies in the workhouse two weeks before Christmas. Her wastrel father arranges for her sisters to be sent to their grandparents, her brother to be adopted, and Magda to live with her Aunt Bridget. But her aunt holds a bitter resentment towards her, and Magda's dreams of reuniting her family seem hopeless ...
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Book:War baby:2021 Book
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Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Boldwood
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Ebury Press: 2015 The war has had a devastating effect on the Sweet family with young Charlie Sweet, lost at sea, presumed dead and bombs falling on nearby Bristol. Still there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon in the form of Mary Sweet's upcoming wedding to her Canadian beau. But even that has failed to rouse their father from his grief. But in London a baby has been found in a bombed out house, sheltered in the arms of his dead mother. A child to make life worth living again.
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Moon:Heaven and hell for the tobacco girls:2022 Moon
Author: Lane, Lizzie
Year: 2022
Language: English
Type: Moon
Publisher: Boldwood Books
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: 1943. Bridget Milligan has donned a uniform and joined the nursing services where she becomes intrigued with the miracles of modern medicine. She's also torn between family loyalty, her new career and Lyndon O'Neill, the love of her life. Is it impossible to hope that everything will come out right in the end? Phyllis Harvey is still serving in Malta where she sees the casualties of war first hand. Finally it seems like Phyllis is blessed with true in love, but fate can sometimes be a rocky road and nothing is that certain. Maisie Miles is left holding the home front at the tobacco factory but with the sudden death of her grandmother finds herself once more alone in the world. However, thanks to a substantial inheritance, she is able to extend a helping hand to a friend in desperate need.
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Moon:Coronation wives:2022 Moon
Author: Lane, Lizzie
Year: 2022
Language: English
Type: Moon
Publisher: Boldwood Books
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Bristol - 1953. It's Coronation Year. A new beginning in the aftermath of war, but there are still battles to be fought and secrets to be kept. Charlotte Hennessey-White copes with the shortcomings of her marriage and throws herself into helping refugees unwelcome by some and exploited by others. Edna Burbage has three beautiful children and considers herself lucky until the advent of a deadly twentieth century disease makes her think otherwise. Polly Chandler still hopes for a better life, but there are too many obstacles standing in her way. These three women lived through a war, can they now cope with the demands of peace?
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