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Audrey Howard - Author

About the Author

Audrey Howard was born in Liverpool in 1929. Before she began to write she had a variety of jobs, among them hairdresser, model, shop assistant, cleaner and civil servant. In 1981, while living in Australia, she wrote the first of her bestselling novels. She lives in St Anne's on Sea, her childhood home.
 

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There is No Parting

There is No Parting

Author: Audrey Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Callum O' Shaughnessy is Liverpool Irish. Ninth child of a tumultuous, affectionate, mostly devout, sometimes too outspoken family. He has 'got on', working his way up by sheer hard work and dedication to be master of his own ship. Maris Woodall's family know about ships as well. They own them. Along with their kin, the Osbournes, they live the comfortable life of the landed gentry. Callum and Maris, from families that seem fated to meet and collide, are so different in class, experience and even age; ill-matched yet passionately attracted. But as the Depression years of the 1930's give way to World War, everything around them is in a state of violent upheaval that echoes their own stormy love.

When Morning Comes

When Morning Comes

Author: Audrey Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2018

When Lucy Dean - eighteen, with no money - marries James Buchanan - a man of thirty-four with a great fortune -it is anything but a happy match. For James is hopelessly in love with his wife while Lucy - too young, too serious and too determined to sacrifice happiness to duty - doesn't know what love means. Then the Great War comes, and Lucy's heart wakens, with truly shattering results for them both.

The Seasons Will Pass

The Seasons Will Pass

Author: Audrey Howard Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/09/2017

The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

Author: Audrey Howard Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/08/2017

The Flight of Swallows

The Flight of Swallows

Author: Audrey Howard Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2017

Softly Grow the Poppies

Softly Grow the Poppies

Author: Audrey Howard Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/03/2016

The Flight of Swallows

The Flight of Swallows

Author: Audrey Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2015

Charlotte Drummond knows she has a duty to obey her father. Girls, especially well-bred upper-class ones, are expected to be submissive to the men in their lives. But Charlotte's father is a cruel man, viciously beating her and her brothers for the slightest reason. He even wants to marry her off, at just sixteen years old, to a man she does not love. Lion-hearted Charlotte wants to defy him - but to protect her brothers from his fury she agrees to become the wife of Brooke Armstrong. Charlotte does not understand that Brooke adores her, and that he would never have forced his enchanting new wife to agree to the match. As they begin their ill-starred marriage, Brooke welcomes her brothers into his home and sets out to make her love him. And when Charlotte turns her back on her social duties to turn the Dower House into a home for Wakefield's fallen women his patience is tested to the limit. Only when tragedy strikes will she will be able to admit that she loved him from the moment they met. But will it be too late?

A World of Difference

A World of Difference

Author: Audrey Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2014

Scottish shipowner Conal MacRae is the most exciting man that cossetted heiress Jenna Townley has ever met, and she is determined to marry him despite the disapproval of her overbearing father. Their courtship is fiery and their marriage passionate. But there are tragic and sinister undercurrents in their lives too: secrets from the past that threaten their happiness and even their safety. Is Jenna destined to repeat her mother's tragedy, or can she triumph over the past and keep both the Townley legacy and the man she was meant to love?

Echo of Another Time

Echo of Another Time

Author: Audrey Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2014

Celie Marlow begins working in the Latimers' kitchen when she is only ten, learning her art from Mrs Harper. By the age of 18 she has become a talented cook. But when she falls in love with a Latimer, all their lives change with frightening swiftness. Driven from her home, Celie finds unexpected success in a new venture with her old boss - then loses everything once more. Thrown on to the streets of Liverpool, penniless and desperate, she will have to find her own way. 'Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller' Lancashire Life

Shining Threads The Sequel to THE MALLOW YEARS

Shining Threads The Sequel to THE MALLOW YEARS

Author: Audrey Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2014

When beautiful Tessa Harrison and her twin cousins take over their parents' Lancashire cotton mill, their luxurious upbringing has left them unprepared for their new responsibilities. For Tessa, there is an added but forbidden attraction at the mill. Foreman Will Broadbent, with his genuine understanding of the business and its workers, could not be more different from the dashing cousins. Yet, like the twins, he is hopelessly in love with this untameable girl. Their love for Tessa will lead one to death, one to the arms of another woman, a thrid too faint-hearted to take up his inheritance. And Tessa, the girl who could choose any man she wanted, is forced to shoulder more burdens than she could have imagined before she can be united with the one man she truly needs. 'Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller' Lancashire Life

Reflections from the Past

Reflections from the Past

Author: Audrey Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2014

When Abby Murphy discovers she's heiress to one of St Helens' largest glass works, her whole life is turned upside down. Torn from her poverty-stricken family and forbidden to see her childhood sweetheart, Roddy Baxter, she is forced by her tyrannical grandfather to become a lady. Then Roddy disappears and soon, it seems inevitable that Abby will have to marry her grandfather's chosen successor, Noah Goodwin, and bear his children. Trapped in a marriage where she is little more than a possession, Abby is determined that no matter what else might change, nothing will stand in the way of her steadfast passion for Roddy. But is she prepared to give up everything she has now for a love from the past?

Softly Grow the Poppies

Softly Grow the Poppies

Author: Audrey Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2012

Rose Beechworth is mistress of a charming country house - her own, left to her by her wealthy father. In the summer of 1914, she is not even looking for love. Alice Weatherly turns Rose's world upside down. The loveable young heiress longs to kiss Captain Charlie Summers goodbye - she takes Rose to Liverpool's Lime Street station and into the heart of Charlie's brother Harry. Even though they are neighbours, they have never met, for Rose ignores the social round, while Harry's time is taken up desperately attempting to keep his father's ramshackle estate together. When he inherits Summer Place, a magnificent mansion with a proud history, he gladly lets it become a hospital for wounded soldiers. As the war takes its terrible toll and Charlie disappears into the fog of battle, Alice - the spoilt runaway heiress - becomes a heroine, while Rose finds herself running two great houses. It seems impossible that any of them can ever find happiness again. 'Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller' Lancashire Life

The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

Author: Audrey Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2008

Amy Pearson's family is desperately poor - even by the standards of Edwardian Liverpool - but they have each other. Until Amy is torn from her home by her rich aunt, a woman obsessed by religion and snobbery who wants a girl she can mould as she wishes. Clever and pretty, ten-year-old Amy is perfect for her purposes. It is the beginning of a long journey for Amy, as she desperately searches for the family she lost, and a home where she can be free at last from her aunt's possessive tyranny. But she will have to endure a forced marriage and a tragic war before she can at last find what she seeks.

Rose Alley

Rose Alley

Author: Audrey Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2006

Rose Alley is one of the city's worst slums - a place where hunger, filth and violence are a way of life. It's no place for proud Queenie Logan and her daughter Gillyflower. And it seems Queenie's dreams of escape will come true. Transformed by Miss Hunter's School for Girls, Gilly opens a successful dressmaking shop. And though she always thought she would marry the boy next door, soon she is courted by one of the richest young men in the city. But they have made a terrible enemy, who lurks in the Liverpool slums and seeks his chance to destroy them. And in the respectable new world they have joined someone else will prove even more dangerous to Gilly and those she loves.

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