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MAGNA (Hardcover)
January / February
WHEN MY SHIP COMES IN Sue Wilsher “A gripping story that brings to life post-war Essex.”
Jean Fullerton, author of Call Nurse Millie
Essex, 1959. Flo earns her money as a scrubber, cleaning the cruise ships and dreaming of a day when she might sail away from her life in the Dwellings, the squalid tenements of Tilbury docks. The Blundell family is evicted from home and Fred, Flo’s husband, finds work in a factory town set up to look after its workers. Suddenly, it seems like everything is on the up. But when Flo’s abusive husband Fred, starts drinking again, he jeopardises everything. Flo must decide if she should fight to keep her family together, or strive for the kind of life she could have when her ship comes in.
l Family Saga – 384pp – January – ISBN 978 0 7505 4520 4
Two girls. One horrendous war. The chance to unite a family . . .
Edith and Ada run a home for unmarried mothers in London’s East End. Edith, a doctor, offers free medical help to the poor. Edith was separated from her twin girls Elka and Ania years before. She battles every day to overcome the pain of her past. Meanwhile, Ada struggles with a different type of fear – the threat of her dreaded sister returning. As the Nazis strengthen their grip on Poland, sisters Elka and Ania are forced to make a difficult decision. Should they travel to England to find their birth mother or stay and fight against an increasingly desperate regime?
l Family Saga – 438pp – January – ISBN 978 0 7505 4523 5
NOBODY’S GIRL Tania Crosse
The boom years immediately after the Great War bring nothing but happiness for wealthy industrialist Wigmore Stratfield-Whyte and his wife Clarissa – until tragedy robs them of their greatest treasure. Many years later, a horrific fatal accident brings young Meg Chandler, a spirited farmer’s daughter, into their lives. Meg wants nothing to do with them, but Clarissa is drawn irresistibly towards the bereaved girl and will move heaven and earth to help her. Will Meg allow Clarissa into her own shattered life, and can the two share a future happiness together? And will Meg’s new acquaintances bring her the contentment she craves – or seek to destroy her?
l Family Saga – 402pp – February – ISBN 978 0 7505 4494 8
County Armagh, 1845. Married to the local blacksmith, young Sarah Hamilton spends her days looking after John and his apprentices at the forge. Her happiness is intensified by the steady love of her husband and the beautiful green landscape of her home on Drumilly Hill. But when tragedy strikes, her life is changed forever. As the crops across Ireland begin to fail and the textile industry struggles to adapt to new methods, Sarah isn’t the only one enduring hardships. Along with her friends and neighbours, Sarah lives through loss and disappointment, but ultimately discovers love and the power of hope with the help of those dearest to her.
l Family Saga – 342pp – February – ISBN 978 0 7505 4539 6

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