Birmingham Blitz

Birmingham Blitz PDF
Author: Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447204646
Size: 46.62 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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An unmissable and much-loved favourite, Birmingham Blitz by Annie Murray is the tale of everyday courage and determination in wartime Britain. August 1939. Genie Watkins, a Birmingham kid, would love to have a proper happy family like her Italian friend, Teresa. But Genie hasn't reckoned with the outbreak of war, her already rocky family being split up and the strangely liberating effect it all has on her mother . . . Under Birmingham skies darkened by blackout Genie shares her fears and hopes with Teresa, keeps her spirits up with her nan and glamorous auntie Lil, and tries to hold her family together. And amid it all, she discovers love . . .

Birmingham Blitz

Birmingham Blitz PDF
Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781858585246
Size: 78.96 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 190
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Birmingham Rose

Birmingham Rose PDF
Author: Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330534661
Size: 25.83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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A heartfelt Birmingham saga, Birmingham Rose is Annie Murray's debut novel and was a Sunday Times bestseller. Life is bleak for Rose Lucas, a spirited, intelligent girl, born into a large family in the slums of pre-war Birmingham. But her friendship with Diana, daughter of a vicar from middle-class Moseley, gives her hope. She learns to aspire to a different kind of existence, vowing never to become a child-bearing drudge like her mother. Life, however, never follows the way of dreams. After a childhood marked by tragedy, Rose eventually finds and loses the love for which she has striven so hard. From Italy, where she has travelled during the Second World War, she is forced to return to Birmingham and an unhappy marriage, her hopes and illusions shattered. But Rose will not be defeated and she, too, is determined to rise once again above the devastation of her life . . .

Tracing Your Birmingham Ancestors

Tracing Your Birmingham Ancestors PDF
Author: Michael Sharpe
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473833442
Size: 68.24 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 244
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Birmingham, the cradle of the industrial revolution and the world's first manufacturing town, is an important focus for many family historians who will find that their trail leads through it. Rural migrants, Quakers, Jews, Irish, Italians, and more recently people from the Caribbean, South-Asia and China have all made Birmingham their home. This vibrant history is reflected in the city's rich collections of records, and Michael Sharpe's handbook is the ideal guide to them. ?He introduces readers to the wealth of information available, providing an essential guide for anyone researching the history of the city or the life of an individual ancestor. His work addresses novices and experienced researchers alike and offers a compendium of sources from legal and ecclesiastical archives, to the records of local government, employers, institutions, clubs, societies and schools. Accessible, informative and extensively referenced, it is the perfect companion for research in Britain's second city.

Birmingham Friends

Birmingham Friends PDF
Author: Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330528130
Size: 76.12 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 560
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A remarkable, stirring novel, Birmingham Friends perfectly captures the complicated intimacy of female relationships. Anna has always been exceptionally close to her mother, Kate and as a child, was captivated by the stories her mother would tell of her childhood in Birmingham with her best friend, Olivia. Olivia and Kate seemed to have a magical friendship. But when Kate dies, she leaves her daughter a final story, one that this time tells the whole truth of her life with Olivia Kemp. As Anna reads, she is shocked to discover how little she really knew about the mother she felt so close to. With Kate's words of caution ringing in her head, she goes in search of the one woman who can answer urgent questions about her mother's life, and about her own . . . *Birmingham Friends was originally published as Kate and Olivia*

The Peacock Butterfly

The Peacock Butterfly PDF
Author: J.V. Lamotte
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 098498156X
Size: 75.28 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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A vintage contemporary fiction that takes us from World War II to the Savings and Loan crisis of the 1980s.

The Women Of Lilac Street

The Women of Lilac Street PDF
Author: Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447237765
Size: 36.24 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Shortlisted for Historical Romantic Novel in the Romantic Novelists Association Books Awards. Birmingham, almost a decade after the end of the Great War, and the women of Lilac Street have had more than their fair share of troubles . . . Rose Southgate is trapped in a loveless marriage. Shy and isolated, she makes the best of life, until she meets a man who changes everything. Jen Green is struggling to make ends meet, with a sick husband and five children to support. Aggie, her eldest daughter, is twelve years old and longs for excitement. But prying into the adult world shows her more than she had bargained for. And Phyllis Taylor is a widow who has managed to put a dark and traumatic past behind her. But the return of her daughter Dolly threatens all that . . . These women find strength in friendship, as they discover that the best way to solve their problems is to face them together, in Annie Murray's compelling The Women of Lilac Street.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record PDF
Author: United States. Congress
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 42.21 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Miss Purdy S Class

Miss Purdy s Class PDF
Author: Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330527681
Size: 56.27 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 528
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A tale of hardship and social injustice, Miss Purdy's Class by Annie Murray is a heartfelt saga with strong emotional relationships at its heart. In the New Year of 1936, Gwen Purdy, aged twenty-one, leaves her home to become a schoolteacher in a poor area of Birmingham. Her parents are horrified, but she has the support of her fiance, a recently ordained clergyman. Her early weeks in Birmingham are an eye-opener: at the school she faces a class of fifty-two children, some of whose homes are among Birmingham's very poorest. One of the teachers, the elderly Miss Drysdale, proves an inspiration, and Gwen begins to understand the appalling hardships endured by the children as she is drawn into their lives. Little Lucy Fernandez is a 'cripple' and an epileptic. Through her, Gwen meets Daniel Fernandez, the elder brother in a fatherless household. The family has roots in a Wales' small Spanish community, and Daniel is a young man as fierce and passionate in his emotions as in his social concerns. Gwen falls in love, and is quickly engaged in his battle to win rights for the working classes. As the Brigades are mobilized to fight the Spanish Civil War, Gwen has to face the fact that Daniel has secrets in his past which she would rather not face up to . . .

Poppy Day

Poppy Day PDF
Author: Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 033053274X
Size: 75.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Annie Murray's uplifting saga set during the Great War, Poppy Day is a moving story of love, remembrance and ultimate healing. Jessica Hart's happy childhood as the daughter of a country blacksmith is changed forever by the sudden death of her mother. Her grief-stricken father leaves her to cope with her loss alone. It is her manipulative new stepmother who tries to force her into marrying an older man. To bright, pretty Jess the idea of a loveless marriage is unthinkable and so she escapes to Birmingham to her aunt Olive – the last remaining connection to her mother. But it soon becomes apparent that in the shadows of Olive's family there are haunting secrets of which no one will speak. And Jess's security is threatened when she falls passionately in love. For handsome Ned Green is not only already married, but also about to become a father.

Annie Murray Omnibus

Annie Murray Omnibus PDF
Author: Annie Murray
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780330436748
Size: 22.87 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Birmingham (England)
Languages : en
Pages : 980
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Birmingham Blitz tells the story of a young woman protecting her family from the hardships of war. With her family in crisis, and with bombing raids devastating the streets of Birmingham, Genie struggles to achieve happiness.

Family Of Women

Family of Women PDF
Author: Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330535498
Size: 38.65 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 520
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1950 - Seven year old Carol Martin lies encased in an iron lung, struck down by the killer disease, polio. Distraught at her side, her mother, Violet, wonders if this is her punishment - for Carol is the love child who should not have been born . . . Family of Women is the story of three generations of women: Bessie: scarred by a childhood of poverty in the slums of Victorian Birmingham and left a young widow with four children, is a hard, bullying woman who will go to disturbing lengths to keep her family under her thumb. Violet: one of Bessie's four children, marries young to escape, into the arms of a man whose life will be broken by war. Linda: grows up on a large housing estate in the 1950s with older sister Joyce and her beloved young sister Carol. Intelligent and energetic, she craves education and something more than the life she sees around her. Torn from her longed for place at the grammar school, she gives up hoping for anything better. It takes a tragic love affair to make her question the limitations of her life and the secrets which haunt her family. Spanning more than half of the last century, Family of Women by Annie Murray is a story of one family - and of the joys, struggles and changes in women's lives.

The Narrowboat Girl

The Narrowboat Girl PDF
Author: Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330527908
Size: 32.96 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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The Narrowboat Girl by Annie Murray is the story of a young woman's search for freedom and happiness. Young Maryann Nelson is devastated at the loss of her beloved father. But worse is to come when her mother, Flo, sees an opportunity to better herself and her family in a marriage to the local undertaker, Norman Griffin. Though on the surface a caring family man, Norman is not at all what he seems, as Maryann and her sister Sal soon discover. Unable to turn to their unsympathetic mother for support, the girls are left alone with their harrowing secret. But for Sal it is too much to bear . . . The chance of a new life opens up for Maryann when she befriends Joel Bartholomew. Aboard his narrowboat, the Esther Jane, she finds herself falling in love with life on the canal as she is swept away from Birmingham and all her worries. Until Joel's feelings for Maryann begin to change, awakening all the old nightmares that she had thought were long buried, and in panic and confusion she takes flight . . . The Narrowboat Girl is followed by sequel, Water Gypsies.

Gi Brides June

GI Brides  June PDF
Author: Duncan Barrett
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062383175
Size: 10.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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She left everything behind to follow her heart … The enthralling true story of a British war bride after World War II. June Baker saw the American soldier walking toward her. In the gray of wartime England, he looked out of place—as if a blond movie star had just dropped out of the sky. They had a whirlwind courtship, and June fell in love with and married Borgy, the handsome GI from St. Charles, Missouri. She eagerly anticipated her new life in America. But when the war ended, June was horrified to learn they'd be moving to Germany—land of the enemy—instead. And just like that, June's unexpected journey began … June's story is a bonus installment of the international bestseller GI Brides.