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A time to remember

A time to remember

Jacobs, Anna

1945 - the war in Europe is over. Most women can't wait for their men to return, but in the small town of Rivenshaw in Lancashire, Judith Crossley fears having her husband back in the house. He'd grown into a bully and a drunkard, and on the occasions he'd come home from leave, he'd hit her. He wasn't a good father either - when their eldest daughter Kitty won a prestigious scholarship to the private girls' grammar school, Doug had tried to stop her going, saying it would turn her into a snob. Luckily Judith had help from an unlikely ally - Maynard Esher, from an old aristocratic family on the other side of town - but Judith knows that when her husband returns, she'll be blamed for letting Kitty take up her school place. She decides that for the children's sake, she must leave her husband. But with the house rented in his name, and other accommodation scarce, where on earth can they go?

Hardback, Large print, Book. English. General. Large type books.
Published Leicester: Charnwood, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 1444831739, 9781444831733
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Hodder, 2015.
Physical Description: 444 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Subject: Lancashire (England) Social conditions 20th century Fiction.

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1945: The war in Europe is over, and most women can't wait for their men to return. But in the small town of Rivenshaw in Lancashire, Judith Crossley fears having her husband back in the house. Before Doug left for the war, he'd become a bully and a drunkard, and on the few occasions he'd come home on leave, he'd hit her and the children. Judith has found an unlikely ally in Maynard, only son of the aristocratic Esher family - but she knows that when Doug returns, she and her children will be back in the firing line again. So she decides they must leave. But with the house rented in Doug's name and other accommodation scarce, where on earth can they go...?