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February MAGNA (Hardcover)
EVIE’S WAR Kitty Danton
World War Two saga featuring Evie, a new teacher in a Devon primary school.
After discovering that her fiancé, Timmy, has been unfaithful, Evie is faced with a dilemma – try to mend their relationship or cut all ties and move on. But it’s not simple when Timmy’s mother is the headmistress at Evie’s school and can’t hear a bad word said against him. Luckily, Evie has two sisters and close friends to help her through and as the war brings British RAF officers and American GIs to the once quiet village – as well as evacuees, Land Girls and wounded servicemen, life is anything but dull.
l Family Saga – 366pp – February – ISBN 978 0 7505 4388 0
THE BUFFER GIRLS Margaret Dickinson
1920 in the Derbyshire Dales and Walter Ryan has returned from the war a broken man. It falls to his son and daughter, Josh and Emily, to keep the family candle-making business going. The Ryan children grew up with Amy Clark, daughter of the village blacksmith, and Thomas ‘Trip’ Trippett, whose father owns a cutlery business in Sheffield. Romance blossoms for Josh and Amy while Emily falls in love with Trip, but she is unsure if the feeling is mutual. When Martha Ryan uproots her family to Sheffield, Emily finds employment as a Buffer Girl polishing cutlery at a local factory, but the future isn’t all shiny . . .
l Family Saga – 438pp – February – ISBN 978 0 7505 4370 5
It’s 1948 and the nurses of the East End of London are making the most of life post-war. For Connie, things are looking rosy as she looks forward to planning a future with her sweetheart, Malcolm. But, as many a young bride-to-be has proved, the course of true love never did run smooth and Connie has to grapple with interfering mothers and Malcolm’s reluctance to set the date. Life at work isn’t all smooth sailing either. The newly-formed NHS is keeping the nurses of Fry House extremely busy, but new faces keep things interesting. And one in particular might be the answer to all of Connie’s problems . . .
l Family Saga – 606pp – February – ISBN 978 0 7505 4378 1
A PAINTED SMILE Frances Fyfield
“Sharp psychological observation and stylish, elegant writing” Financial Times
In the continuing adventures of rich, young widow Diana Porteous, she inherits a vast collection of paintings and organises an exhibition of portraits with the title ‘A Question of Guilt’. It starts as a joke, but soon she is preparing the huge wine cellar of the old schoolhouse by the sea, with her step-grandson. Then a mysterious woman encourages Di and her friend Sarah Fortune, to steal from a public collection . . .
l Mystery – 264pp – February – ISBN 978 0 7505 4350 7

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