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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781472269669

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Sagas

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In her nostalgic and heart-warming new saga, Sunday Times bestselling author Lyn Andrews evokes the ups and downs of life in the back streets of 1930s Liverpool

Liverpool, 1935. Monica Savage is delighted when new neighbours move in next door, and she and Joan Copperfield quickly become firm friends. While Monica’s father has a good job as a guard on the railway, Joan’s family are harder up, with her sailor dad Billy mostly off at sea, and restless when he’s home – Mersey View is no substitute for the exotic places he sails to. Though money’s tight, the Copperfield women are spirited and independent, and it’s her friendship with the more confident Joan that gives Monica the courage to challenge her parents and pursue her dream of becoming a hairdresser. Joan is lucky enough to get a job at Crawford’s biscuit factory, where she’s even allowed to buy broken biscuits cheaply as a perk.

But there are dark secrets lurking. When an abandoned child arrives unexpectedly on the Copperfields’ doorstep, her arrival will change everything. As war clouds gather, can the girls make their back street dreams reality, or will the families of Mersey View be torn apart?

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An outstanding storyteller
Woman’s Weekly
The Catherine Cookson of Liverpool
Northern Echo
She has a realism that is almost palpable
Liverpool Echo
Gutsy... A vivid picture of a hard-up, hard-working community...will keep the pages turning
Daily Express
'A compelling read'
Woman's Own
A vivid portrayal of life
An indisputably gifted storyteller . . . warm-hearted and poignant
Historical Novels Review
'Plenty of realism and if you enjoy wartime sagas this one will please'
Nottingham Evening Post
A page-turning and beautifully written novel
Irish World
'The portrayal of such a strong female character should serve as an inspiration'
South Wales Argus
***** 'Loved this book and would recommend it to anyone. Have read all her books'
Amazon review
***** 'Great . . . Love it'
Amazon review
***** 'Love Lyn Andrews books and this one didn't let me down'
Amazon review
***** 'I listened to this via Audible and totally loved it. A heartwarming saga set in Liverpool in the 1930's'
My favourite author . . . Have been waiting patiently for another book!'