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The Other Side of the Street (Lavender Road 5)

By Helen Carey

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'My return to Lavender Road was a delightful experience... I can thoroughly recommend it' Ellie Dean

The poignant and nostalgic new saga in the Lavender Road series, about the resilient residents of a south London street during the Second World War.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET is an irresistible, romantic and heart-warming saga of south London's women during the Second World War. 'A delightful experience... I can thoroughly recommend it' Ellie Dean

It's 1944. Londoners are weary of air raids and rationing. But now, with rumours of an invasion of France, the tide of war seems to be turning. In Lavender Road, however, everyone still has challenges to face.

Young widow Louise Rutherford longs to make a new life for herself. When a glamorous American officer arrives at her factory to recruit volunteers for a secret project, she senses an opportunity, only to find her efforts hampered by ten-year-old war orphan, George Nelson.

Jen Carter's relationship with theatrical producer Henry Keller hits a hurdle when an old flame reappears. And when V1 retaliation rockets start hitting London, her mother Joyce's tentative romance is threatened too.

Will the war finally wear down the women of Lavender Road, or can love thrive even in the toughest of times?

Biographical Notes

Helen Carey was born in Oxford and lived in London for many years. Before she began writing she had a range of jobs, including tour guide, army officer and management consultant. Her Lavender Road novels were inspired by a chance encounter with a neighbour who showed her the sites of the air-raid shelters on Clapham Common. She now lives in Wales with her husband and their two dogs.

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  • ISBN: 9781472231536
  • Publication date: 30 Nov 2017
  • Page count: 544
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Praise for previous Helen Carey novels: 'Written with a lightness of touch, an emotional integrity and an historical accuracy which has brought her respect from critics and readers alike' — Louis de Bernières
Sparkling storytelling! — Evening Standard
A tale of ordinary people living extraordinary lives — Inside Soap
One of the best books I've read in a long time. I laughed and cried and didn't want it to end — A Goodreads Member
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