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Goodnight Amy

An unforgettable wartime saga of family, love and secrets

By Victor Pemberton

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Victor Pemberton's Goodnight Amy is a moving saga of a family struggling to survive abandonment, the Blitz and a secret that threatens to destroy the ties that bind them.

A family united by war... divided by a terrible secret.

Goodnight Amy is moving wartime saga from Victor Pemberton that follows a troubled family as they face desertion and shocking secrets. Perfect for fans of Pam Evans and Dilly Court.

'With so many novels using a war-time setting, it takes a special writer to ensure that his book stands out from the throng. Victor Pemberton is such a writer, and Goodnight Amy is a wonderfully detailed and involving study of a community surviving the destruction of war' - Barry Forshaw

Agnes Dodds walked out of the small Islington house which she had called home, leaving her husband and four children, and disappeared into the streets of a London devastated by the Blitz. For her eldest daughter, Amy, there is no time to feel sorry; it is all she can do to hold the family together. With no mother and a father who is useless, Amy sees little hope for the future until she meets Tim Gudgeon. Tim, who is secretly in love with Amy, believes that he has seen Agnes. Suddenly Amy is full of determination to find Agnes and discover why she left. But Agnes took with her a secret strong enough to drive a mother from her children and one that Amy may wish she had never heard...

What readers are saying about Goodnight Amy:

'A very good story - enjoyable, different [and] very down to earth'

'Enjoyable from start to finish'

'Takes you back in time - five stars'

Biographical Notes

Victor Pemberton is a successful radio playwright and TV producer, and has worked with some of the great names of entertainment, including Benny Hill and Dodie Smith, had a longstanding correspondence with Stan Laurel and scripted and produced many of the BBC`s `Dr Who` series. In recent years he has worked as a producer for Jim Henson, and set up his own production company, whose first TV documentary won an Emmy Award.

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  • ISBN: 9780755392476
  • Publication date: 24 May 2012
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Praise for Victor Pemberton: Peopled with strong, sincere and appealing characters — Coventry Evening Telegraph
A warm, poignant story — Plymouth Evening Herald
An evocative tale — Northern Echo
[Pemberton] knows how to please his waiting audience — Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Heart-warming saga of working class life — Manchester Evening News
With so many novels using a war-time setting, it takes a special writer to ensure that his book stands out from the throng. Victor Pemberton is such a writer, and Goodnight Amy is a wonderfully detailed and involving study of a community surviving the destruction of war. Pemberton effortlessly creates the atmosphere of wartime London; his heroine is drawn with real affection, and his plotting is particularly sharp: he draws our attention away from the central mystery, only to make us share his heroine's determination to solve it when the time is right — Barry Forshaw, Amazon.co.uk
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