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Pamela Evans - Author

About the Author

Pamela Evans was born and brought up in West London. After living in Wales for many years, she has recently moved back to England and is now settled in Surrey close to her two sons and five beautiful grandchildren.

Featured books by Pamela Evans

On Her Own Two Feet

On Her Own Two Feet

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

In the middle of a party to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935, Mollie Fisher's good-for-nothing husband walks out on his wife and baby girl. Luckily, Mollie has a loving family to turn to for help. Mollie's mother, Marge, is delighted to look after baby Esme while Mollie goes out to work. Meanwhile, her nan, Nora, encourages Mollie to join a local keep fit class, which opens her eyes to a whole new world. Determined to better herself, Mollie qualifies as a fitness instructor and starts to run her own classes for the local community, where she befriends a group of women she would never have known existed. But with the outbreak of the Second World War and the ever-present danger of losing her loved ones in the London bombings, it takes courage for Mollie to stand on her own two feet...

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A Distant Dream

A Distant Dream

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

It's 1936 in West London, and fifteen-year-old May Stubbs and her family have endured the worst of The Depression. Looking forward to a more prosperous future, they take on a derelict cricket pavilion, convert it into a cafe and general store, and find it quickly becomes the hub of the community. Then May contracts tuberculosis, and the way ahead looks less certain. Leaving her best friend, Betty Lane, and lifelong soul mate, George Bailey, behind, she is sent away to fight off the illness. But on her return to London, she finds things have changed. And when war is declared, it is clear that serious complications and heartache lie in store for them all.

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Other books by Pamela Evans

Bessie's War

Bessie's War

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

A moving and nostalgic saga from Pam Evans, set in London during the Second World War. Perfect for readers of Katie Flynn, Kitty Neale and Dilly Court. It is autumn 1940 and, as the bombs drop on London, a close-knit community struggles to survive. Working at the local post office, Bessie Green does her best to keep her customers' spirits up, but when she receives a telegram addressed to her parents, there's nothing she can do to prevent the heartache that lies ahead. Then Bessie hears that eleven-year-old Daisy Mason has been orphaned in a blast, and she's sure that taking Daisy into their home is just what her parents need to help them overcome their grief. At first, Daisy won't settle, then her handsome brother Josh comes back on leave and things look up for all of them. But the war brings further challenges for Bessie and her friends - with more hearts broken and loved-ones lost - before they can dare to dream of a brighter future... Readers love Pam Evans heartwarming family sagas: 'A touching novel' Daily Express 'An unforgettable tale of life during the war' Our Time 'Nostalgia, heartbreak, danger and war: all the ingredients of an engrossing novel' Bolton News 'There's a special kind of warmth that shines through the characters' Lancashire Evening Post 'This book touched me very, very much. It's lovely' North Wales Chronicle

Bessie's War

Bessie's War

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

A moving and nostalgic saga about post office girls in wartime London. Perfect for readers of Katie Flynn, Kitty Neale and Dilly Court. It is autumn 1940 and, as the bombs rain down on London, a close-knit community struggles to survive. Working at the local post office, Bessie Green does her best to keep her customers' spirits up, but when she receives a telegram addressed to her parents, there's nothing she can do to prevent the heartache that lies ahead. Then Bessie hears that eleven-year-old Daisy Mason has been orphaned in a blast, and she's sure that taking Daisy into their home is just what her parents need to help them overcome their grief. At first, Daisy won't settle, then her handsome brother Josh comes back on leave and things look up for all of them. But the war brings further challenges for Bessie and her friends - with more hearts broken and loved-ones lost - before they can dare to dream of a brighter future... Readers love Pam Evans heartwarming family sagas: 'A touching novel' Daily Express 'An unforgettable tale of life during the war' Our Time 'Nostalgia, heartbreak, danger and war: all the ingredients of an engrossing novel' Bolton News 'There's a special kind of warmth that shines through the characters' Lancashire Evening Post 'This book touched me very, very much. It's lovely' North Wales Chronicle

A Brighter Day Tomorrow

A Brighter Day Tomorrow

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A BRIGHTER DAY TOMORROW is a heartwarming and poignant saga from Pam Evans, set in London during the Second World War. Perfect for readers of Kitty Neale, Katie Flynn and Dilly Court. Readers love Pam Evans' books: 'A touching novel' Daily Express Despite air raids and rationing in wartime London, sisters Liz and Dora Beck find time for fun and laughter at the local ice-rink. Then a handsome American serviceman catches their attention, and so begins heartache between the sisters. Dora is increasingly jealous of her sister's blossoming romance with Victor. But when Victor is killed in a bomb attack, Liz makes a shocking discovery that upsets her whole family. Forced out of her home, Liz finds support where she least expects it. And, with almost nothing left to lose, she hopes for a brighter day tomorrow...

A Brighter Day Tomorrow

A Brighter Day Tomorrow

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

A BRIGHTER DAY TOMORROW is a heartwarming and poignant saga from Pam Evans, set in London during the Second World War. Perfect for readers of Kitty Neale, Katie Flynn and Dilly Court. Readers love Pam Evans' books: 'A touching novel' Daily Express When they're not working in a West London munitions factory, Liz Beck and her best friend Marg find time for fun and laughter at the local ice rink. Then a couple of handsome American servicemen sweep them off their feet and Marg's dream of becoming a GI bride looks like it might come true. Liz's sister Dora is jealous of the romance that blossoms between Victor and Liz but nothing can spoil Liz's happiness. Then tragedy strikes and Liz makes a discovery that causes a rift in her family. With almost nothing left to lose, she finds love and support where she least expects it and, as the war comes to an end, she hopes for a brighter day tomorrow...

The Preschool Parent Primer

The Preschool Parent Primer

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2018

Preschool Parent Primer

Preschool Parent Primer

Author: Pamela Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

What a wonderful time to be the parent or teacher of preschoolers. We have more information available than ever before. There is an abundance of expert information both in print and online. This book strives to serve as an informal conversation more than a book dedicated to specific studies. The Preschool Parent Primer will provide you with some practical advice learned from Pamela Evans' many years of teaching preschoolers, developing curricula, teaching workshops, and working closely with parents. She has a unique perspective, having taught many of her students well beyond the preschool years (some right through college), as a music teacher. This has allowed her to observe many parenting and teaching styles play out over the years. Evans' focus on the preschool years and how they impact children as they continue on in their education is highly insightful. Her respect for parents and children is integral to the book, which stresses the importance of building a calm, solid foundation.A book cannot tell you how to raise your child or what's right for your family. Every child is different and every family unique. You are the expert on your child, but perspective from someone who's seen many children and families through these early years can be helpful. The best advice is to trust your intuition, seek council from those you trust, and don't worry about the little stuff. It's important to take the time to enjoy these years. Cliche or not, the preschool years really will be over before you know it, and you will hardly remember many of the issues that seem insurmountable now. That said, The Preschool Parent Primer is help for now!The Preschool Parent Primer is to be used as a guide toward best practices for parents and teachers of preschoolers. The Primer offers insight into many common practices of teachers, concerns of parents, and needs of preschoolers. You will notice that the first 2 pages of each chapter are a list of key factors to keep in mind and ideas to help with a specific challenge. The chapter following the list has in-depth information on the topic with anecdotes and references for further reading where appropriate.Parents are a child's first and most influential teachers; however, parenting and teaching can be challenging as each has a steep learning curve. You might think I have seen it all in my 30 years of teaching, and yet, every year I am surprised by something I have never seen before! That is why I started making a checklist of things to keep in mind as I start each school year with the goal to meet the needs of each individual child and parent. As the years have passed, more and more parents have come to me with similar questions and concerns, making it clear to me that my list of best practices would be helpful for the parents of preschoolers. So here it is, The Preschool Parent Primer.

Dance Your Troubles Away

Dance Your Troubles Away

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Pam Evans' heartwarming London saga, DANCE YOUR TROUBLES AWAY, is set during the Second World War and is sure to appeal to fans of Katie Flynn and Cathy Sharp. When Polly Pritchard learns that her husband has been killed in action, she brings up their young daughter Emmie alone. To make ends meet she gets a job at the Cherry Ballroom in West London and it is here that she meets James, a Canadian airman, and they fall in love. But then Polly's husband turns up, very much alive... Life is even harder for Polly after the war; James has gone; her husband is involved in a criminal gang; and their daughter suffers from an illness that leaves her deaf. But Polly's spirit remains strong and with courage and determination she find the happiness she and her daughter deserve.

Dance Your Troubles Away

Dance Your Troubles Away

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

Pam Evans' heartwarming London saga, DANCE YOUR TROUBLES AWAY, is set during the Second World War and is sure to appeal to fans of Katie Flynn and Cathy Sharp. When Polly Pritchard learns that her husband has been killed in action, she brings up their young daughter Emmie alone. To make ends meet she gets a job at the Cherry Ballroom in West London and it is here that she meets James, a Canadian airman, and they fall in love. But then Polly's husband turns up, very much alive... Life is even harder for Polly after the war; James has gone; her husband is involved in a criminal gang; and their daughter suffers from an illness that leaves her deaf. But Polly's spirit remains strong and with courage and determination she find the happiness she and her daughter deserve.

Diamonds in Danby Walk

Diamonds in Danby Walk

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2016

Set in London's East End in the 1900s, DIAMONDS IN DANBY WALK is Pam Evans' dramatic and heartrending family saga sure to appeal to fans of Dilly Court and Annie Murray. If Ralph Jackson had not been selfishly intent on an afternoon's stolen pleasure with his East End mistress Clara that day in 1900, a great many lives would have been different - most notably that of Amy Atkins, Clara's skinny young niece. Her penniless father George wants a better start for her than the mean streets of Bethnal Green, and if he has to resort to a spot of blackmail to get it, so be it. For fear of his philandering ways coming to light, Ralph offers Amy a job at his posh West London jeweller's. With her quick wits and eye for business she attracts the attention of Ralph's handsome son Clifford. But when one thing inevitably leads to another, weak-willed Clifford is quite happy to leave Amy holding the baby. He has reckoned without the powerful influence Amy's father still exerts over Ralph. An amazed Amy finds herself Mrs Clifford Jackson, but even love and gratitude do not blind her to her husband's weaknesses, and when tragedy strikes she is faced with some difficult choices . . .

Lamplight on the Thames

Lamplight on the Thames

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2016

A dramatic story of bitter rivalry and forbidden love, Pam Evans' London saga, LAMPLIGHT ON THE THAMES, is sure to appeal to fans of Kitty Neale, Katie Flynn and Kate Thompson. Since the end of the war, when Bob Brown had taken over the car workshop in London, Frank Bennett had been trying to get his hands on it. An East Ender made good, Frank was determined to get the prime site - whatever the cost. As children, Bob's daughter Bella and Frank's son Dezi became unlikely friends, though both families disapproved. Years later, their love blossomed, and it seemed that nothing, not even the feud between their fathers, could prevent their marriage. Until Bob's tragic death and his dying request to Bella . . .

When the Lights Go Down

When the Lights Go Down

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2016

The irresistible, heartwarming new saga from Pam Evans, the bestselling author of IN THE DARK STREETS SHINING. It is 1938 and the threat of war looms on the streets of London. But, when the lights go down in the cinema aisles, usherette Daisy Blake is transported to a world of glamour and romance. Among the staff there is much merriment and Daisy soon falls in love with the handsome organist, Al Dawson. Then war is declared and, just after Al leaves for the frontline, Daisy discovers she's pregnant. Her mother is distraught; she doesn't think Al is right for her daughter and when Daisy's letters to him go unanswered, her mother encourages her to marry John, the cinema's projectionist, to spare her further heartache. As the blitz rages over London and disaster strikes, Daisy's morale is boosted by her work and her young son, Sam, brings her comfort and joy in the troubled times ahead...

Star Quality

Star Quality

Author: Pamela Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2016

As history repeats itself, will a happy ending finally be achieved? In Star Quality, Pam Evans writes a heart-breaking, yet ultimately uplifting, saga of love and family spanning across two generations. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Sheila Newberry.Young Tess Trent works at Emerson's department store in London's West End, its affluence a far remove from her own ordinary, respectable home in Briar Park in Hammersmith. But unlike her parents, Tess does not believe the fine and beautiful things she sells each day will be beyond her reach for ever.The son of a Sheffield miner, Max Bentley wants to earn his living as a musician in a dance band in London. His parents are horrified. Meeting at a dance one Saturday night, Tess and Max are instantly attracted, and soon discover they share the same dreams. But Max's ambitions drive them apart. Feeling betrayed and desperate, Tess does her best to find fulfilment in marriage and her dream of opening a shop. Years later, Tess's nineteen-year-old daughter Judy falls in love with a musician. His name is Max Bentley... What readers are saying about Star Quality: 'A story with some very strong characters and an emphasis on family values. I loved it''Enjoyed every minute - five stars'

The Apple of her Eye

The Apple of her Eye

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Pam Evans' family saga brings post-war London vividly to life as, amid rationing and food shortages, a young girl finds a passion for growing her own vegetables. It is 1945 and April Green and her cousin Heather wonder if the war will ever end. Then tragedy strikes when the local pub in Chiswick takes a direct hit. April and her brother do all they can to help their grieving mother and, by tending her father's allotment, April discovers a passion for growing vegetables. Meanwhile, Winnie Benson is facing the fact that her husband may never walk again and, until their son, George, returns from the Merchant Navy, Winnie must run their greengrocer's on her own. Once the war is over and George is home, things start to improve but rationing remains in force and April's supply of home-grown vegetables couldn't be more welcome. And, before long, George can't help wishing he was the apple of her eye...

The Apple of her Eye

The Apple of her Eye

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2015

Pam Evans' family saga brings post-war London vividly to life as, amid rationing and food shortages, a young girl finds a passion for growing her own vegetables. It is February 1945 and April Green and her cousin Heather wonder if the war will ever end. Then the local pub in Chiswick takes a direct hit and April's father is killed in the blast. Life without him is hard to bear and April and her brother do all they can to help, particularly when their mother announces she is pregnant. Volunteering to tend her father's allotment, April discovers a passion for growing vegetables. Meanwhile, Winnie Benson is coming to terms with her husband's spinal injuries. He may never walk again and, until their son, George, returns from the Merchant Navy, Winnie must run their greengrocer's on her own. Once the war is over and George is home, things start to improve but rationing remains in force and fresh vegetables are hard to find. April's supply of home-grown produce couldn't be more welcome. And, before long, George can't help wishing he was the apple of her eye...

On Her Own Two Feet

On Her Own Two Feet

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Bringing the Keep Fit movement vividly to life in 1940s' London, Pam Evans' family saga will inspire and enthral anyone who has ever dared to dream of a better life. In the middle of a party to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935, Mollie Fisher's good-for-nothing husband walks out on his wife and baby girl. Luckily, Mollie has a loving family to turn to for help. Mollie's mother, Marge, is delighted to look after baby Esme while Mollie goes out to work. Meanwhile, her nan, Nora, encourages Mollie to join a local keep fit class, which opens her eyes to a whole new world. Determined to better herself, Mollie qualifies as a fitness instructor and starts to run her own classes for the local community, where she befriends a group of women she would never have known existed. But with the outbreak of the Second World War and the ever-present danger of losing her loved ones in the London bombings, it takes courage for Mollie to stand on her own two feet...

Dead As I'll Ever Be: Psychic Adventures That Changed My Life

Dead As I'll Ever Be: Psychic Adventures That Changed My Life

Author: Pamela Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2013

No matter how many times we mess up or fail to learn our lessons, we get another chance to get it right. Pamela Evans has spent three decades researching reincarnation to reaffirm that it brings hope, integrity and meaning to our lives.

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