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Now the War is Over
Annie Murray

Annie Murray paints an authentic picture of post-war Britain laced with relatable characters and incredibly moving situations.Préf... Lire la suite
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Description

Annie Murray paints an authentic picture of post-war Britain laced with relatable characters and incredibly moving situations.

Préface
A heartfelt post-war saga from the bestselling author of War Babies.

Auteur
Annie Murray was born in Berkshire and read English at St John's College, Oxford. Her first 'Birmingham' novel, Birmingham Rose, hit The Times bestseller list when it was published in 1995. She has subsequently written many other successful novels, including A Hopscotch Summer, Soldier Girl and the bestselling novels Chocolate Girls and War Babies. Now The War Is Over is Annie's twentieth book. Annie has four children and lives near Reading.

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Birmingham is welcoming home its menfolk, and a new chapter is beginning in Rachel Booker's life. Her family is reunited, and life settles into a routine - but Rachel yearns for more.

Melly, Rachel's eldest daughter, is a child of the war. She grew up in the bombed-out
streets of Birmingham, and has never known anything other than supporting her family. But times are changing and Melly now has a fresh future ahead of her - she's determined to fulfil her dream of becoming a nurse.

As the promise of the 1950s dawns, a new world of opportunity opens up to Rachel and Melly - but with this come new challenges. They will each have to decide where their loyalties remain . . . Will it be with the family and friends they clung to throughout the war, or is it time to move on?

PRAISE FOR ANNIE MURRAY

'Annie Murray's superbly drawn characters will live with you long after you have finished reading'
Margaret Dickinson

'A tender romance with a warm heart, an authentic sense of time and place and a gritty streak of realism'
Lancashire Evening Post

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Résumé

Now the War is Over is a moving story of post-war hardship and the struggles of a reunited family, featuring characters from Annie Murray's bestselling War Babies.

The Second World War has finally come to a close. Birmingham is welcoming home its menfolk, and a new chapter is beginning in Rachel Booker's life. Her husband has returned, and the family that struggled for survival throughout the uncertain war years is now together. But family life settles into a routine and Rachel, unsatisfied, starts to yearn for more'

Melly, Rachel's eldest daughter, is a child of the war. She grew up in the bombed-out streets of Birmingham and has never known anything other than the hungry ration years and supporting her mother and younger brother Tommy. But times are changing and Melly now has a fresh future ahead of her. She's determined to make the most of life and her greatest wish is to become a nurse.

As the gloom of the 1940s passes by and the promise of the 1950s dawns, a whole new world of opportunity opens up to Rachel and Melly - but with this come new challenges and tough choices. They will each have to decide whether their loyalties still lie with the family and friends they clung to throughout the war years or if it's time to move on . . .

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Now the War is Over
Auteur: Annie Murray
Code EAN: 9781447286301
ISBN: 978-1-4472-8630-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Pan macmillan Ltd.
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 544
Poids: 381g
Taille: H195mm x B128mm x T38mm
Année: 2016

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