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A Girl Called Thursday

Written By: Lilian Harry
  • ID Book : 1409130223
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 826
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : a-girl-called-thursday.pdf

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A terrifically compelling wartime story of love and loss from the author of A SONG AT TWILIGHT. Born at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, Mary and Walter Tilford's baby daughter is named Thursday. It was meant to be a message of hope for the future - but they could not foresee that by the time Thursday celebrated her twenty-first birthday, Britain would once again be at war with Germany. Thursday is determined to help in the war effort and volunteers as a Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse. She is attached to the Royal Navy, and begins her service at Haslar Hospital on the shores of Portsmouth Harbour. The realities of war are brought home to her when the casualties begin to arrive from Dunkirk and Thursday begins to understand the true meaning of courage. While experiencing all the natural hopes and dreams of any young woman, finding pleasure and joy as well as sorrow in her work, Thursday is given her own opportunity to show strength and bravery in the face of war - and find a lasting love.

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  • File Pdf: tuppence-to-spend.pdf

Book Summary:

A vivid wartime saga of colour and authenticity capturing both the harshness and the warmth of life during the dark days of the Second World War. Dan Hodges is devastated when his wife Nora dies during the early days of the war. Working long hours in a Portsmouth shipyard, how is he to look after his two sons, Gordon and Sammy? Then Gordon, something of a tearaway, is sent to an approved school, which leaves young Sammy alone in the house until neighbours in April Grove intervene and Sammy is evacuated to Bridge End, a village near Southampton. Ruth Purslow, a young childless widow, takes him in, her compassion aroused by his plight. Slowly, as they grow closer, Ruth begins to dread the time when Sammy must return to Portsmouth...

PS I Love You

By Lilian Harry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Isbn : 1409130320
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 482
  • File Pdf: ps-i-love-you.pdf

Book Summary:

Set in a Lyons Corner House in London, this is the third compelling novel in the series set against the backdrop of the Second World War. The war is progressing for the Nippies, the girls who work at the Lyons Corner House in Marble Arch. With the air raids, rationing and blackouts, life no longer has the carefree attitude it used to have. But new pain and pleasure await as everyone decides what effort they can make towards victory. Jo yearns for Nick, but the burns he sustained when he was shot down are life-changing and need the new procedure of plastic surgery. Will their marriage ever go ahead? And does Jo want it to? She loses herself in her new role as lumberjill, one of the women hewing timber for the war effort. Meanwhile, Phyl has been selected, along with some other trusted Nippies, for secret work. Far from family and friends, she works with munitions and tries to forget her desire to be a Wren. Her husband is far away but she never loses faith that one day they will be reunited...

Dance Little Lady

By Lilian Harry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Isbn : 1409130266
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 593
  • File Pdf: dance-little-lady.pdf

Book Summary:

An absorbing Sunday Times bestselling wartime saga from this much-loved author. Kate, Sally, Maxine and Elsie work at the naval armament depot on the shores of Portsmouth harbour. The hours are long and the work difficult and dangerous, but even in the dark days of the Second World War they still find time to enjoy themselves, at the ENSA concerts and hops in the local drill hall. However, beneath the careless laughter each girl nurses a secret. Kate is terrified that she carries a jinx, while Maxine has discovered a family secret which turns her bitterly against both her parents. Elsie is still grieving the loss of her son Graham, killed in the Blitz. And spirited young Sally has lied about her age in order to get her job. Each faces a dilemma that will be resolved only after D-Day in June 1944. What happens then brings each woman face to face with her own strengths and failings and, ultimately, her own destiny.

Keep Smiling Through

By Lilian Harry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Isbn : 1409130282
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 193
  • File Pdf: keep-smiling-through.pdf

Book Summary:

Continuing the powerful Second World War saga about the lives, hopes and fears of the families in April Grove. May 1941 - and the people of April Grove, Portsmouth are beginning to feel the war will never end. Families are being torn apart, not only by the separations and loss of war, but by more unexpected frictions, as wives and daughters play new and independent roles and children are forced to grow up too fast. Betty faces conflict at home over the man that she loves; Carol is desperate to escape her carping mother; and Micky nearly brings tragedy to them all. Yet as the war irredeemably changes their lives, the families of April Grove learn to endure - and even to keep smiling through.

Moonlight & Lovesongs

By Lilian Harry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Isbn : 1409130312
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 373
  • File Pdf: moonlight-lovesongs.pdf

Book Summary:

A warm and poignant story set against the backdrop of a great English seaport at war from the Sunday Timesbestselling author. As the Second World War enters its final year, the spirit of the close-knit community in April Grove, Portsmouth refuses to die. Teenager Carol Glaister, forced to give up her baby son, becomes increasingly obsessed by the need to find him again. Ambitious, sexy Diane Shaw leaves the aviation factory for a career in the WAAFs but discovers she is up against far more than she bargained for - in both work and love. And Olive Harker struggles to stay true to a husband she has barely seen since the war began, her love challenged in a way she would never have dreamed possible.

Under The Apple Tree

By Lilian Harry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Isbn : 1409130363
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 736
  • File Pdf: under-the-apple-tree.pdf

Book Summary:

Another wonderful wartime saga from this much-loved author. Portsmouth, January 1941. When the Luftwaffe unleashes its full fury on the city in the first of three major blitzes, the Taylor family are bombed out. Judy finds her job relocated from the gutted Guildhall to a hotel in Southsea, and home is now a small terraced house in April Grove, with one fewer bedroom and no bathroom or inside lavatory. And then there is the news she has been dreading: her sailor fiancé has been killed. Judy and her young, recently widowed aunt Polly decide to turn their grief to good account and join the WVS, running canteens, accompanying evacuee children and helping the families of servicemen, often in the face of danger from air raids, flying bombs and V2 rockets. Gradually, Judy and Polly find their own grief healing as they take part not only in their war work but in the life of April Grove, and although both are at first convinced they will never know love again, they both find it in the least likely manner.

Love & Laughter

By Lilian Harry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Isbn : 1409130304
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 257
  • File Pdf: love-laughter.pdf

Book Summary:

A delightfully warm novel about the rebuilding of lives in Plymouth and Portsmouth after the Second World War. The War is over at last and in Plymouth and Portsmouth, two of Britain's greatest seaports, and the task of rebuilding must begin. But it is not only streets, businesses and homes that have been laid waste. Lives, too, have been devastated. Marriages have been disrupted, family life shattered, and now the inhabitants must find their own way back to normality - if they can remember what that is. Lucy Pengelly is just one woman whose life has been torn apart by the war. What will happen when her husband returns from the POW camp in the Far East? And what of the growing friendship between Lucy and her friend David, who played such an important part in their lives during the Blitz?

I'm Thinking of Ending Things

By Iain Reid
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1501103466
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 412
  • File Pdf: i-m-thinking-of-ending-things.pdf

Book Summary:

You will be scared. But you won’t know why… I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It’s always there. Always. Jake and I have a real connection, a rare and intense attachment. What has it been...a month? I’m very attracted to him. Even though he isn’t striking, not really. I’m going to meet his parents for the first time, at the same time as I’m thinking of ending things. Jake once said, “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can’t fake a thought.” And here’s what I’m thinking: I don’t want to be here. I’m thinking of ending things. Iain Reid explores the depths of the human psyche, questioning consciousness, free will, the value of relationships, fear, and the limitations of solitude. Reminiscent of José Saramago’s early work, Michel Faber’s cult classic Under the Skin, and Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, this tense and atmospheric novel will haunt you long after the last page is turned.

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