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Gifts for our time

Gifts for our time

Jacobs, Anna, author

Germany 1939, and Christa Sommer boards the Kindertransport, unsure that she'll ever see her beloved mother and father again. Once in England she is taken in by elderly Mrs Pelling, who grows to love Christa as the daughter she never had. But in 1945 Mrs Pelling dies. While her will cannot be found, her money-grabbing niece appears out of the blue to claim her inheritance and turfs Christa out, with only a suitcase to her name. The prejudice against Germans still runs high in England, and Christa is unable to secure a job or a place to stay. Luck comes her way when a lady she saves from being mugged turns out to be Mayne Esher's friend Daniel's mother. Taking pity on Christa, they take her to Rivenshaw where they plan to start a new life as part of the Esher building firm. There Christa is welcomed with open arms and she soon develops a love for the place, the people and, Daniel

Hardback, Book. English. General.
Published London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 1473616387, 9781473616387
Physical Description: 358 pages ; 24 cm.
Series: The Rivenshaw saga
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Social aspects England Fiction.; Lancashire (England) Social conditions 20th century Fiction.; Rivenshaw (England : Imaginary place) Fiction.
Series Title: Rivenshaw saga.