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    • ISBN:9780755302369
    • Publication date:27 Oct 2003

Flying with the Angels

Divided loyalties and an impossible choice

By Victor Pemberton

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Victor Pemberton's Flying with the Angels is an unputdownable saga of the struggles a young woman must face in life and love during post-war Britain.

The war is over but for Lizzie Angel the heartbreak is just beginning...

A young woman is forced to make difficult choices in Flying with the Angels, a tender, heart-warming saga of North London life set during the aftermath of the Second World War from much-loved author, Victor Pemberton. Perfect for fans of Pam Evans and Dilly Court.

'Peopled with strong, sincere and appealing characters' - Coventry Evening Telegraph

Lizzie Angel has an indomitable spirit and, being the eldest of five, she needs it. With the end of the Second World War, Lizzie and her family expect the hard times to end, but during the harsh winter of 1947, life seems harder than ever. With Lizzie's father hell bent on emigrating to Australia, Lizzie must decide between family loyalty and the love of her life, Rob Thompson. But Rob, damaged by his experiences during the war, seems unable to return Lizzie's love, and she begins to wonder whether they'll ever have a future together.

What readers are saying about Flying with the Angels:

'Takes you right back, good descriptions of people, places - it's like you are there in the story'

'I love Victor Pemberton's writing; he knows how to write a good book'

'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: 9780755392537
  • 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
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