Book List:21 titles
  • Seven detached houses comprise Heron Close, a rural settlement by the side of an East Anglian estuary. Susan Swann is a young teacher sharing a house with its owner Miss Kant, a retired lecturer. Also on the Close are the elderly Whitwhams, middle-ag...


  • Set in the latter part of the 1990s, recently married Anna, her work-orientated sister Emma, and Anna's lodgers—imaginative Moira and versatile Vicky—are variously concerned with work, love, and marriage. In their mid-thirties, they must all reso...


  • Sally, Jennie, and Caroline are all brought together at the outbreak of war in 1939. Though from all different backgrounds, they are brought up together amidst international and domestic conflict. As the girls grow up in war time, we follow them into...


  • Without a mother since she was a baby, Mary Settle is left with her Aunt Clara Demaine. This novel follows Mary through her studies and her time in France with her Aunt Clara. When she is 18, she meets a young Englishman in Biarritz. Eventually she m...



  • In twenty stories and short vignettes, divided into chronological chapters, June Barraclough shares her memories of West Riding in the 1930s and 1940s. School lessons, playground games, her family life and love letters from boys, are all seen through...



  • Eighteen-year-old Hetty Coppen, raised by a cold stepmotehr, visits Italy with her aunt during the Victorian Era, falling in love with a famed opera singer, but she finds that long-hidden secrets in London threaten her happiness...








  • When Jane Banham’s father died, she was forced to leave the Norfolk village where she had grown up to live with an unknown uncle in London. But the twenty-year-old orphan’s spirits revived when her uncle introduced her to the leading lights of...


  • Meta Moor is living with her adopted aunt Augusta, at Hartsedge Hall in Yorkshire. Her dream is to return to Rook's Nest, the house where she was born -- and where her mother, died -- with its lake and neglected gardens. Her obsession with the pla...


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    The Yorkshire home of the Hardow family, Fontaynes Castle, is still run along feudal lines, and presided over by the aging though formidable Earl. Young Ann Tessyman travels a vast distance from the isolated countryside of her birth to take a job ...


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    Little Emma Eliza Saunders, the eldest child of a poor cottage family in rural south-west Norfolk, grows up in the 1860's with the memory of a boy who befriended her as a toddler but who then vanished from her life. Her village childhood follows the ...


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    FIRST FINDS was the story of Jill Brook's Yorkshire childhood and inner life in the 1930s and 1940s. Now, in FIRST LOVES, Jill moves into adolescence and beyond, capturing some of the dreams and preoccupations of early youth and the course of intense...


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