Book List in Order: 26 titles

  • A tale of heartache and drama with supernatural overtones 1929. On receipt of an unexpected inheritance, small-time crook Horace Butterfield splashes the cash on a large house in rural Essex, and sets about turning it into his dream home. Buying...


  • “… from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved” Charles DarwinDark Beginnings (Book Two of The Real World Series) By Elizabeth Lord“Vampires have evolved … the Emotes are here...


  • Elsie is fading fast and her magick is weakened when it is most needed. Gareth’s killers have escaped justice and are being hunted by both Jared and their own family. Chloe is determined to find her missing friend, despite the strange people tha...


  • Emotes (Book one of The Real World Series)“Vampires have evolved … the Emotes are here”By Elizabeth Lord“Like most humans she lived in a white picket fence world, its colours and ideology muted for human understanding. The real world was far...


  • An emotional, spellbinding tale of hardship, loss . . . and love set in the England of 1914. Madeleine Ingleton returns home from her Swiss finishing school to a whirlwind of social engagements and parties . . . and to Hamilton Bramwell, the wealthy ...


  • A captivating saga set in London’s East End - Moira and Jack Taylor own a thriving rag-and-bone business and have six children. Their contented family life is upset when their eldest daughter, Nora, steals 18-year-old Maggie’s fiancé--Robert, a ...


  • When she is caught up in a suffragette march in the summer of 1909, Eveline Fenton's life changes forever. During the march she meets Constance Mornington, and though the two girls are from very different backgrounds—Eveline is a grocer's daughter ...


  • Richly detailed historical fiction set in 1920s London - London, 1921. Middle-class Julia Longfield looks forward to marrying Chester Morrison whom, her father assures her, is an excellent match. But when Mr Longfield dies suddenly, leaving them in p...


  • A compelling saga set in the late nineteenth century - As a child, living in a small village in the heart of the French countryside, Therese Daurignac grew up believing her spendthrift, unreliable fathers stories of a secret inheritance. Many years l...






  • When their mother dies, young Ellie Jay and her sister Dora are abandoned by their hard-drinking father, and they cannot afford the rent on their East End tenement. Ellie cannot turn down an offer of help from Doctor Lowe, a kindly man who sees in El...



  • King Charles I is dead, beheaded by Oliver Cromwell at the end of January 1649. Cromwell's wife and daughters are keeping vigil at home, but the youngest daughter Frances, unable to concentrate on her bible, is sent to her room. Late that night a m...


  • After the death of their baby daughter, the social gap between Mary and Geoffrey Lett widens to an emotional one. When it becomes apparent that the marriage is crumbling, Geoffrey's brother, Henry, and Mary's former sweetheart, Will, are both likely ...


  • When Jenny Pullman discovers her great-grandmother Jessie's diary she finds herself enthralled by the contents. Written in the last years of the 19th century, it follows Jessie's life from poor beginnings through to her marriage and pregnancy, when s...


  • Henry Lett leaves a run-down restaurant to his widow who is only too glad to sell it. However, Henry's nephew is loath to let it pass it out of the Lett family's hands. This is the third book in a series that charts the fortunes of the Lett family....


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    Mistreated by her recently deceased husband, Harriet finds it hard to accept the love of her new husband, Matthew. In time, James is born - the son Harriet has always wanted. She smothers him with affection, neglecting Matthew and her daughter Sara i...


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    Six years after the Great War, the Farmer family considers itself lucky to have come through intact. Though life in London's Dockland can be a struggle, the Farmers are contented with their lot. Except Cissy. Every Saturday night Cissy and her best f...


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    Life has always been tough for the Wilson family so it's no surprise to Brenda Wilson when she has to leave school at thirteen to work. She gets a job at Alfio's hairdressers, learning to cut and style hair under the tutelage of Alfio Fichera, but he...






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    When Henry Lett finds out that his father is dying, he knows his carefree days are over -- it is time to take on the family business, Letts, the renowned London restaurant. Intrigued by the mysterious beauty of kitchen hand Mary Owen, he finds himsel...


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    In the small Essex village of Fobbing, a band of peasants, brought to breaking point by poverty and famine, is incited to revolt. Led by the blacksmith John Melle, and his best friend, Tom Baker, the peasants make their way to London to protest again...


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    Since her stevedore father's death, Emma Beech has been the main bread-winner of her family, making a living selling paper flowers to the theatre crowds in the West End. She only just makes enough to keep a roof over their heads. Emma dreams of escap...


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    Maggie has been in love with Matthew from the age of 16, though for Matthew, she is just one of the crowd. When war breaks out in 1939, Matthew leaves home for the army and Maggie trains as a nurse. Through the doctors she works with and the soldiers...


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    With the Armistice only a few months past, times are hard for most people in the East End, and the Glover family with their cramped terraced house in Bow are no exception. But eighteen-year-old Geraldine Glover, slim and pretty, daydreams of a glamor...


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    Amy Harrington leads a privileged life in 1920s London. Her maid, Alice Jordan occupies a very different world. But when a disgraced Amy is disowned by her parents, it is Alice to whom she turns in desperation. Lodging with her maid's family, Amy dis...