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Three years on from the end of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Jessie Penwarden is struggling to be recognised as an adult by her over-protective parents. Ever since her brother was killed in the war, the Reverend Penwarden and his wife have tried to shield Jessie from any dangers...
It is early spring in 1944 and the war in Europe continues, with the Allies poised to invade northern France. For Alice Todd, it is the start of her second year as warden of the Land Army hostel in the wild Devonshire countryside – and a time of change as she recovers from the afterm...
Liverpool 1926. Patsy Doyle is settling into her role as a live-in maid in the Tanner household, but her new job is not going as smoothly as she expected. Since Mr Tanner returned from the Great War, the Tanners’ relationship has become increasingly strained. Mrs Tanner’s frivo...
It’s the summer of 1914 – the last peaceful summer Britain will see for four long years. Tilly Moon has long looked to her elder half-sister, Maddy, as a role model. Maddy’s love of music inspired Tilly to follow in her footsteps, becoming an accomplished pianist. If ther...
Winner of the Big Red Read Award for Best Debut Novel 2010
Runner up for the Big Red Read Fiction Award 2010
On March 1st 1933 the luxury liner, SS Etoile, sets sail from Southampton en route for New York. England has finally emerged from the terrors of the Great War and yet the n...
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