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May MAGNA (Hardcover)
WELCOME HOME Margaret Dickinson
Edie Kelsey and Lil Horton have been friends for over twenty years, living tough lives as the wives of fishermen in Grimsby. So it came as no surprise that their children were close and that Edie’s son, Frank, and Lil’s daughter, Irene, fell in love and married at a young age. But the declaration of war in 1939 changes everything. Frank goes off to fight and Irene and baby Tommy, along with Edie’s youngest son, are sent to the countryside for safety. With Edie’s husband Archie fishing the dangerous waters in the North Sea and daughter Beth in London doing `important war work`, Edie’s family is torn apart.
l Family Saga – 480pp – May – ISBN 978 0 7505 4250 0
SILVER LININGS
SANCTUARY Robert Edric
Branwell Brontë – un-exhibited artist, unacknowledged writer, sacked railwayman, disgraced tutor and spurned lover – finds himself unhappily back at Haworth Parsonage. There he must face the disappointment of his father and his three sisters, whose own pseudonymous successes – allegedly kept secret from him – are only just becoming apparent. With his health failing rapidly, his literary aspirations abandoned and his once loyal circle of friends shrinking fast, Branwell lives in a world of secrets, conspiracies and seemingly endless betrayals.
l General Fiction – 352pp – May – ISBN 978 0 7505 4254 8
Millie Gray
1940: The unexpected death of Sandra Anderson dramatically and ruthlessly changes forever the lives of the family she leaves behind. Kitty, her spoiled and pampered fifteen-year-old daughter, has to give up her dreams of a career, as she becomes the family drudge. Sandra’s heartbroken husband, Johnny, finds solace for his grief by becoming the main mouthpiece for his Trade Union in the shipyards, leaving little time for new-born Rosebud, whose birth caused her mother’s death. And to add to what seems insurmountable problems, Kitty and Johnny must try to fulfil the deathbed promises they made to Sandra, which makes a nearly impossible situation even worse.
l Family Saga – 336pp – May – ISBN 978 0 7505 4207 4
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN Paula Hawkins
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She even feels she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar. Now they’ll see: she’s much more than just the girl on the train . . .
l Thriller – 384pp – May – ISBN 978 0 7505 4223 4
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