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By Ford, Margaret, 1926- author
Published London: Pan Books, 2019
369 pages : 20 cm
A heartwarming, moving story of a young girl escaping hardship and coming of age in the Second World War

By Young, Yvonne, author
Published London: John Blake, 2019
279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : 20 cm
Born in 1950s Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Yvonne Young's childhood was spent at the heart of the city's industry. With her grandfather working as a ship painter...

By McGrath, Melanie, 1964- author
Published London: Two Roads, 2019
246 pages ; 20 cm
This is the story of the Roman Road, an East End pie and mash shop and the lives, loves, and losses of the people who have worked and eaten there. Kelly...

By Miller, William, author
Published London: Profile Books, 2018
332 pages : 23 cm
Gloucester Crescent is a curving, leafy street hidden between Camden Town and Primrose Hill, unremarkable in many ways, unless you notice the lady in...

By Garner, Alan, 1934- author
Published London: 4th Estate, 2018
194 pages : 21 cm
In 'Where Shall We Run To?', Alan Garner remembers his early childhood in the Cheshire village of Alderley Edge: life at the village school as 'a sissy...

By Comyns, Barbara, 1909-1992, author
Published London: Virago, 2013
ix, 196 pages ; 20 cm [New] edition / introduced by Maggie O'Farrell
Sophia marries, in haste, a young artist called Charles. Swept into bohemian London of the thirties, she is ill-equipped to cope. Poverty, babies and...

By Harry, Lilian, author
Published London: Orion, 2018
253 pages : 20 cm
In the village of Burracombe, 'Dig for Victory' is more than just a wartime slogan. While the young men are away, everyone at home knows the war effort...

By Gibson, Mary (Romantic fiction writer), author
Published London: Head of Zeus, 2017
427 pages ; 20 cm
Handsome Frank Rossi took Matty Gilbie away from her working class roots in Bermondsey, East London and promised her fame and fortune. In America, the...

By Francis, June, 1941- author
Published Sutton: Severn House Paperbacks, 2017
256 pages ; 23 cm
1959. Her modelling career in tatters and her long-term relationship with her sailor boyfriend at an end, nineteen-year-old Maggie Gregory returns to...

By Davies, Hunter, 1936- author
Published London: Simon & Schuster, 2017
392 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : 20 cm
This is a poignant, and very personal childhood memoir of growing up in Cumbria during the Second World War and into the 1950s
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