HEART AND HOME is a poignant saga of shop girls in 1930s Liverpool from Lyn Andrews, the Sunday Times bestselling author of FROM LIVERPOOL WITH LOVE and THE HOUSE ON LONELY STREET. Not to be missed by readers of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn. Cathie Kinrade is all too used to hardship. Growing up on the Isle of Man in the 1930s, she sees her da set sail daily on dangerous seas while her mam struggles to put food on the table.

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Coronation Day, 1953. Molly Heywood has always been a pillar of strength for her local community, so when her friend Cassie fails to attend the Coronation Day party in the village, it is Molly who heads out in the rain to look for her. But nothing can prepare Molly for what she is going to discover. Now with Cassie gone and her six-year-old daughter Petal missing, it is up to Molly to head to London to uncover the past

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The Irish do love telling stories, and we are suspicious of people who don't have long, complicated conversations. There used to be a rule in etiquette books that you should invite four talkers and four listeners to a dinner party. That doesn't work in Ireland, because nobody knows four listeners'. Maeve Binchy's bestselling novels not only tell wonderful stories, they also give an insight in to how Ireland has changed over the decades

A Few of the Girls by Maeve Binchy, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

he Story of the Lost Child is the long-awaited fourth volume in the Neapolitan Novels (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay). The quartet traces the friendship between Elena and Lila, from their childhood in a poor neighbourhood in Naples, to their thirties, when both women are mothers but each has chosen a different path.

The Story of the Lost Child : The Neapolitan Novels : Book 4 - Elena Ferrante

It is a group of people on the edge of crisis, none more so than Hut, who is guarding a terrible truth. Compulsive reading from an unflinching observer of fallibility, hypocrisy and thwarted ambition.

It is a group of people on the edge of crisis, none more so than Hut, who is guarding a terrible truth. Compulsive reading from an unflinching observer of fallibility, hypocrisy and thwarted ambition.

Three middle-aged women, from three different countries, return to Italy to accept ownership of a castle left to them by an ex-lover. They have to confront their younger selves again, but a more difficult confrontation is the truth about an awful night in Italy when they murdered a young man.

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The women in these diverse stories have different dreams but ones that we can immediately recognise relfecting female experiences and introducing new ones.

The women in these diverse stories have different dreams but ones that we can immediately recognise relfecting female experiences and introducing new ones.

In 1980, three schoolgirls visit St. Valentine's shrine in Dublin, to write their petitions for love. By 2010, these same women have discovered that finding love was the easy part - it's what you do with it once you've found it that's tricky. When one of the women returns home unexpectedly from California, all three are forced to examine their choices, loves, and lives, which have proved surprising, and in some ways, precarious.

In 1980, three schoolgirls visit St. Valentine's shrine in Dublin, to write their petitions for love. By 2010, these same women have discovered that finding love was the easy part - it's what you do with it once you've found it that's tricky. When one of the women returns home unexpectedly from California, all three are forced to examine their choices, loves, and lives, which have proved surprising, and in some ways, precarious.

Lizzie has always had an unfortunate knack of attracting bad luck, but this time she's hit the jackpot. Losing her heart to her boss leads to her losing her job, and with no money in the bank, Lizzie finds herself forced to move back home with her parents. When she reluctantly takes another job, she meets Mrs Dallimore, a seemingly ordinary elderly woman with an astonishing past ...

Erica James: How Writing My Twentieth Novel – Song of the Skylark – Differed From Writing My First Novel

Friends since university, with busy working lives now behind them, Dido and Georgia have long been looking forward to books and outings, conversation and carefree days. Alas, life is rarely as one wishes it to be, and both find themselves caught up in wholly unexpected domestic dramas. Place Hold Librarian's View

Friends since university, with busy working lives now behind them, Dido and Georgia have long been looking forward to books and outings, conversation and carefree days. Alas, life is rarely as one wishes it to be, and both find themselves caught up in wholly unexpected domestic dramas. Place Hold Librarian's View

Best friends fast approaching forty in the small Minnesota town of Flame Lake, Devera and BiDi, were recently voted 'Least Changed' at their twentieth high school reunion - a label neither one finds very appealing. For each craves a change in her life:

Best friends fast approaching forty in the small Minnesota town of Flame Lake, Devera and BiDi, were recently voted 'Least Changed' at their twentieth high school reunion - a label neither one finds very appealing. For each craves a change in her life:

Meet Georgia, SuSu, Teeny, Diane, and Linda--five women who've been best friends through thirty years since high school. Sit in when they don their red hats and purple outfits to join Atlanta's Ladies Who Lunch for a delicious monthly serving of racy jokes, iced tea and chicken salad, baskets of sweet rolls, the latest Buckhead gossip,

Best friends since high school, a tightly knit club of five southern women rallies together when one of their husbands is discovered to be having an affair.

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