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‘In the beginning, it was the summers I remembered - long warm days under the palest blue skies, the cornflowers and forget-me-nots lining the road through the Lys forest, the buzz of insects going about their work, Violet telling me lies.'
Iris is getting old. A widow, her days a...
Set in London during the Blitz, in occupied France and amid the rolling Chiltern hills of Buckinghamshire, this is the story of two cousins who, as squabbling rivals, are thrown together by the outbreak of war.
Nell and Sylvie grow up quickly during the early days of rationing, black-o...
The Lake District, 1948. When Chrissie Kemp arrives to visit her grandmother Georgia, she is not prepared for the shocking revelation which will throw her family into turmoil.
Chrissie is at first enthralled as her grandmother recounts her youth in San Francisco, including the moment she ...
Julie Monday, abandoned by her mother and raised in a children’s home, enjoys a rare moment of happiness when at the age of eight she visits the Essex seaside and meets eleven-year-old Harry Walker. They spend a happy few hours together, but at the end of the afternoon, she must retu...
1952. Orphaned as a young child, Emma Booth was raised by her grandparents in a Lancashire village. When she stumbles across a letter written in 1940 from a certain Mrs Lizzie Booth, the revealing contents make Emma realize everything she believed is a lie – her widowed father had, b...