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A Mother's Trust

A Mother's Trust

Author: Dilly Court
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446456153
Pages: 512
Year: 2011-11-03
Phoebe Giamatti lives with her boisterous Italian family in the heart of London's East End. Phoebe's father was killed in gang warfare and she and her family share a deep hatred for the Paxman brothers - whose lawless ways strike terror into the whole community. Despite her English mother's feckless ways, Phoebe is fiercely protective of Annie. Then just as the family are about to go to Italy for the winter, Phoebe discovers Annie is in trouble - and the Paxmans are involved. Phoebe is determined not to betray her mother's trust and, giving up her own chance of happiness, she stays behind to care for her. But when Phoebe and Annie are forced to leave London and Annie falls dangerously ill, Phoebe has little choice but to turn to the man she holds responsible for all her family's troubles...
An Orphan in the Snow

An Orphan in the Snow

Author: Molly Green
Publisher: Avon Books
ISBN: 0008296324
Pages: 416
Year: 2018-11-13

Molly's Christmas Orphans

Molly's Christmas Orphans

Author: Carol Rivers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471154890
Pages: 400
Year: 2017-10-19
From the Sunday Times and ebook bestselling author of A Wartime Christmas comes a gritty saga about love, loss and keeping family together. 1940. Molly Swift, at 27, has already suffered the tragic loss of her two-year-old daughter Emily, to the flu outbreak of 1935. Now she waits for news of her shopkeeper husband Ted, who volunteered at the outbreak of war, for the British Expeditionary Forces. Molly is intent on running the general store with the help of her retired father, Bill Keen and ex-proprietor of the business. But after the building is hit during a bombing raid and Bill is severly injured, Molly faces difficult times. Alone in the hospital corridor as Bill is treated, Molly tries to keep positive. But the Blitz is well underway and she is forced to take shelter in the hospital’s basement. It’s here, as the bombs fall around docklands, that Molly meets Andy Miller and his two young children, Evie and Mark. An unlikely friendship begins as Molly offers the homeless group safe lodgings for the following night, and soon their lives are entwined, bringing unexpected joy and heartache for them all.
A Wartime Christmas

A Wartime Christmas

Author: Carol Rivers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857208349
Pages: 464
Year: 2013-08-01
Can love find a way this Christmas? Christmas 1941, Isle of Dogs. The little community on Slater Street has fought valiantly to keep their spirits up through the long nights of the Blitz. Though her husband, Alan, has been called up to serve his country, Kay Lewis is determined to give her young son Alfie and friend Vi as merry a Christmas as any other. But when a strange woman and her son arrive on her doorstep, Kay's world is shaken to the core. Could the terrible accusations that Dolly makes about Alan be true? Could he really have been leading a double life without her realising? Has he really stolen a large sum of money from Dolly and her son, Sean? Then disaster strikes as Alan is reported missing in action. With no way of discovering the truth, Kay will have some difficult decisions to make if she is to protect her family and keep her faith in the man she thought she knew. A moving tale of triumph in the face of adversity, A Wartime Christmaswill transport you to a period when the Christmas season was a beacon of hope in the darkest of times.
A Sister's Shame

A Sister's Shame

Author: Carol Rivers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857208314
Pages: 464
Year: 2012-08-02
They'd give up everything to dance on stage, but could they lose each other? London's East End, 1934.Eighteen-year-old twins Marie and Vesta Haskins work at the local shoe factory to bring in a few pennies for the family, but they've never given up on their dream of treading the boards in the West End. When a brand new East End club opens its doors, the girls audition for the show and are over the moon to land two nights a week with their cabaret act. But little do they realise that the villainous Scoresby brothers are using the club as a front for a very different line of business. Seeing what is going on behind the smoke and lights of the stage, sensible Marie vows to leave her job at the club before it is too late, but headstrong Vesta has fallen for the Scoresby's handsome right-hand man, Teddy, and unwittingly leads her whole family into the Scoresby's clutches. Will Marie be able to save her family from disaster? Or will Vesta's determination to become a star tear the Haskins family apart?
The Fight for Lizzie Flowers

The Fight for Lizzie Flowers

Author: Carol Rivers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471131343
Pages: 464
Year: 2015-06-18
The brand new East End drama from Carol Rivers - perfect for fans of Katie Flynn, Annie Groves and Dilly Court. Lizzie Flowers has had a hard life but she is still full of true East End grit. In the bleak years after World War I her family faced desperate times and deep tensions split them apart, but when barrow-boy Danny Flowers asked her to leave for a better life in Australia, she stayed true to her family's roots. She married Danny's brother Frank instead, a decision she came to bitterly regret. It is Frank's death, and her great success running the Flowers greengrocer's, that gives Lizzie independence at last. She has plans to expand the business. She has the East End community around her. And Danny has come back to marry her at last. But as their wedding day dawns, an unwelcome guest arrives and Lizzie's life will never be the same again. 'Brings the East End to life - family loyalties, warring characters and broken dreams. Superb' Elizabeth Gill 'Surely one of the best saga writers of her time' Rosie Clarke 'A gripping page turner' Leah Fleming
Eve of the Isle

Eve of the Isle

Author: Carol Rivers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849831211
Pages: 496
Year: 2010-02-18
January 1928, the Isle of Dogs. Following the mysterious disappearance of her sailor husband (missing, presumed drowned), young widow Eve Kumar struggles to provide for herself and her twin sons. But her flower-selling business is destroyed overnight when the Thames floods its banks, wrecking Eve's ramshackle riverside cottage and forcing her to take refuge with the lecherous Harold Slygo and his drunken wife. As Eve's home life turns from bad to worse, she is befriended by a young constable, Charlie Merritt, who shares Eve's growing suspicions that her husband's death was no accident. But Eve and Charlie's investigations are attracting unwelcome attention - and when Eve herself disappears, it becomes clear there are those who would go to any lengths to ensure the truth remains buried. Will Charlie be able to save the woman he has grown to love?
Bella of Bow Street

Bella of Bow Street

Author: Carol Rivers
Publisher:
ISBN: 0750528826
Pages: 475
Year: 2008
'Bella of Bow Street' is a gripping post-war saga, set in London's East End. Neglected by their drunken mother, young Bella Doyle and her brother are left to fend for themselves. When she grows up, Bella marries Micky, but she struggles to cope with his fall into crime.
Lily of Love Lane

Lily of Love Lane

Author: Carol Rivers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147113394X
Pages: 544
Year: 2013-10-10
1930, the Isle of Dogs. 20-year-old Lily Bright works long hours on a market stall, selling furniture and bric-a-brac to make ends meet. When a handsome stranger turns up at the stall in search of a bargain, it's love at first sight. Swept off her feet, Lily falls head over heels for the debonair Charles Grey - only to discover, too late, that he's a bigamist and trader in stolen goods. Trapped, pregnant, Lily turns for comfort to her childhood friend Ben James, a former lorry driver who is now a successful businessman. With World War II looming, Lily comes to realize that it's Ben she really loved all along. Will she ever find a way to overcome her mistakes, seize control of her own destiny - and win her true love's heart?
Lizzie of Langley Street

Lizzie of Langley Street

Author: Carol Rivers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471150437
Pages: 464
Year: 2015-07-30
Following her mother's untimely death, market trader's daughter Lizzie Allen is facing desperate times. Her father Tom, crippled in the fighting during WWI, has been left a broken and bitter man; her elder brother Vinnie is in serious trouble with the local hard man; her two younger sisters are in danger of being taken into care, and her sweetheart Danny is heading for Australia to seek his fortune. Determined to keep her family together, yet unable to escape the poverty and degradation of the slums, the heartbroken Lizzie is tricked into marriage by Danny's unscrupulous brother, Frank. Will she ever find the strength to protect her family from the underworld thugs who monopolise the Isle of Dogs? Can she escape her increasingly unhappy and violent marriage? And will she ever be reunited with her one true love, former barrow boy, Danny Flowers?
A Promise Between Friends

A Promise Between Friends

Author: Carol Rivers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471153185
Pages: 368
Year: 2016-07-28
1953: Pretty, ambitious, 19-year-old Ruby Payne and her lifelong friend Kath Rigler are eager to enjoy their post-war independence. Moving away from home to a flat the East End of London is a chance to break free for them both: Kath from her abusive family and Ruby to escape the unhappy memories of her brother's suicide two years before. Ruby finds work immediately at a fashionable new dog grooming parlour close to the city. Even though animals aren't really Ruby's thing, she has high hopes of changing her fortunes. Kath isn't quite so lucky and has to make do with her tough factory job, leaning more and more on Ruby for emotional support. But then Ruby meets handsome, charming Nick Brandon - and ignores the warnings from those around her that he is trouble. Ruby wants a glamorous life - but it will come at a high cost for her and Kath. 'Brings the East End to life - family loyalties, warring characters and broken dreams. Superb' Elizabeth Gill 'Surely one of the best saga writers of her time' Rosie Clarke 'A gripping page turner' Leah Fleming
East End Angel

East End Angel

Author: Carol Rivers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849831882
Pages: 512
Year: 2010-11-11
June 1941, Isle of Dogs, London. In the dark days following the Blitz, happiness visits young Pearl Jenkins as she celebrates her marriage to Jim Nesbitt. But what should be a joyful occasion is marred when a fight breaks out between Jim and Ricky Winters, an unwelcome visitor from Pearl's past. And to Pearl's horror, the new beau of her wayward younger sister Ruby. Increasingly uneasy at staying at home when other men are off fighting for their country, Jim enlists, leaving Pearl at home - alone, pregnant, and at Ricky's mercy…. Together, Pearl and Ruby must bring up baby Cynthia while struggling to make ends meet and dodge the doodlebugs. And all the time, Pearl must hide the dark secret she harbours, one which would tear the two sisters apart as well as her marriage. Then tragedy strikes both on the home front and in the trenches and Pearl is forced to fight like never before to keep her family safe.
Indigenous London

Indigenous London

Author: Coll Thrush
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300206305
Pages: 328
Year: 2016-10-25
An imaginative retelling of London's history, framed through the experiences of Indigenous travelers who came to the city over the course of more than five centuries London is famed both as the ancient center of a former empire and as a modern metropolis of bewildering complexity and diversity. In Indigenous London, historian Coll Thrush offers an imaginative vision of the city's past crafted from an almost entirely new perspective: that of Indigenous children, women, and men who traveled there, willingly or otherwise, from territories that became Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States, beginning in the sixteenth century. They included captives and diplomats, missionaries and shamans, poets and performers. Some, like the Powhatan noblewoman Pocahontas, are familiar; others, like an Odawa boy held as a prisoner of war, have almost been lost to history. In drawing together their stories and their diverse experiences with a changing urban culture, Thrush also illustrates how London learned to be a global, imperial city and how Indigenous people were central to that process.
Rose of Ruby Street

Rose of Ruby Street

Author: Carol Rivers
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 0743489527
Pages: 472
Year: 2006-03-01
June 2nd, 1953. The residents of Ruby Street in London's East End are celebrating the new Queen's coronation. It's a day of joy of laughter, a new beginning for a nation still in the grip of rationing, still suffering the aftermath of the Blitz. But for Rose Weaver, the day is destined to end in tragedy when her husband Eddie is arrested on suspicion of theft. It's only the first of several unpleasant facts Rose will discover about the man she's been married to for the past eight years, the man she thought she knew so well. Rose must draw on all her courage and resourcefulness to protect herself and her two daughters in the hard months ahead. It's only with the help of family, friends and the good neighbours of Ruby Street that she has any chance of pulling through. And when a handsome salesman knocks at her door, it's hard to resist temptation ...
An Orphan in the Snow: The heart-warming saga you need to read this year

An Orphan in the Snow: The heart-warming saga you need to read this year

Author: Molly Green
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008238952
Pages: 416
Year: 2017-11-30
War rages, but the women and children of Liverpool’s Dr Barnado’s Home cannot give up hope. An Orphan in the Snow is the perfect heartwarming saga to curl up with this winter.