When the Swallows Come Again
Orphaned by war, united by hope…
By Victor Pemberton
Victor Pemberton writes a heart-warming saga in When the Swallows Come Again - the story of one family and their struggles in wartime London.
A chance for escape has tragic consequences...
In When the Swallows Come Again, Victor Pemberton writes an unforgettable saga of a young family's struggle to survive amidst the bomb-torn streets of wartime London. Perfect for fans of Pam Evans and Sheila Newberry.
Mary Trimble doesn't have a penny to her name, and life has been hard since her parents were killed in an air raid two years ago. It's up to her to look after her two young sisters, little brother and elderly granddad. Mary works as an usherette at the Marlborough cinema in the Holloway Road, but her dream is to escape the horrors of London and take her family on a long charabanc trip to some faraway place - the famous Blue Coach from Victoria Coach Station to Devon. But little does she know her dream will come at a tragic price...
What readers are saying about When the Swallows Come Again:
'An excellent read, [Victor Pemberton's] stories are always very authentic'
'Loved this book'
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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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