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Mary Fitzgerald - Author

About the Author

Mary Fitzgerald was born and brought up in Chester. At eighteen she left home to start nursing training. She ended up as an operating theatre sister in a large London hospital and there met her husband. Ten years and four children later the family settled for a while in Canada and later the USA. For several years they lived in West Wales, northern Scotland and finally southern Ireland until they settled again near Chester. Mary had long given up nursing and gone into business, first a children's clothes shop, then a book shop and finally an internet clothes enterprise. Mary now lives in a small village in north Shropshire close to the Montgomery canal and with a view of both the Welsh and the Shropshire hills.

Featured books by Mary Fitzgerald

What Tomorrow Brings

What Tomorrow Brings

Author: Mary Fitzgerald Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

August 1937 Seffy Blake falls in love with Amyas Troy from the moment she sees him on a Cornish beach. But when he disappears, she is forced to face the consequences of their affair alone. In London, Seffy makes a new life for herself working as an assistant to journalist Charlie Bradford, and as Europe hurtles towards war, it is Charlie who sees her through her darkest times. But when Amyas reappears in her life, Seffy must decide whether to follow her heart, or accept her genuine love for Charlie and keep what remains of her family safe from the terrifying consequences of war.

When I Was Young

When I Was Young

Author: Mary Fitzgerald Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

This is previously published as The Imperfect Tense. 'When I was young the war started. When I was young my father was a soldier. When I was young I moved to the country. When I was young I went to France and fell in love'. 1950. Eleanor is sixteen when she goes to the Loire Valley on a French Exchange. But the beauty of her surroundings are at odds with the family who live there. It is a family torn apart by the memories of the German occupation, and buckling under the burden of the dark secrets they keep. Etienne, the dark and brooding owner is friendly, but his wife Mathilde's malicious behaviour overshadows Eleanor's days. As the secrets reveal themselves one by one, Eleanor begins to understand the terrible legacy of war, and when death comes to the vineyard, she learns the redemptive power of love.

Other books by Mary Fitzgerald

The Very Thought of You

The Very Thought of You

Author: Mary Fitzgerald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

1944: Three girls join a touring variety group and travel through Europe, entertaining the troops as World War II draws to a close In the wake of D-Day three very different women join a touring variety company, performing to factory girls, hospitals and serving troops. Catherine's husband has been reported missing in action and she needs a job to support her mother and daughter. Della, a Liverpudlian show girl, is ambitious for fame and hides her problems behind a devil-may-care attitude. Frances, titled but impoverished, will do anything to keep the family home safe for her brother, a POW in the Far East. Travelling from show to show, the three women form a strong bond. But when they follow the advancing army through France, their friendship deepens as the company is stalked by lies and betrayal, and it's clear that nobody will come home the same. Previously published as Imperfect Tense.

Mist

Mist

Author: Mary Fitzgerald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2015

A girl with no home, a house in need of love... A beautiful romance set in the breathtaking Welsh mountains Lark has been wandering the country for many years, with no real place to call home. Until she meets Matthew Williams, a Canadian who has inherited a run-down hill farm in North Wales. Young and enthusiastic, Matthew has no knowledge of farming and no experience of living in the countryside. Entranced by the beauty and wildness of the place, Lark agrees to help, and together they throw themselves into getting the farm back onto its feet. Until a terrible accident brings Matthew's father over from Canada, and suddenly none of their lives will be the same.

Mist

Mist

Author: Mary Fitzgerald Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2015

A girl with no home, a house in need of love... A beautiful romance set in the breathtaking Welsh mountainsLark has been wandering the country for many years, with no real place to call home. Until she meets Matthew Williams, a Canadian who has inherited a run-down hill farm in North Wales. Young and enthusiastic, Matthew has no knowledge of farming and no experience of living in the countryside.Entranced by the beauty and wildness of the place, Lark agrees to help, and together they throw themselves into getting the farm back onto its feet.Until a terrible accident brings Matthew's father over from Canada, and suddenly none of their lives will be the same.

When I Was Young

When I Was Young

Author: Mary Fitzgerald Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2014

Previously published as The Imperfect Tense 'When I was young the war started. When I was young my father was a soldier. When I was young I moved to the country. When I was young I went to France and fell in love'1950Eleanor is sixteen when she goes to the Loire Valley on a French Exchange. But the beauty of her surroundings are at odds with the family who live there. It is a family torn apart by the memories of the German occupation, and buckling under the burden of the dark secrets they keep. Etienne, the dark and brooding owner is friendly, but his wife Mathilde's malicious behaviour overshadows Eleanor's days. As the secrets reveal themselves one by one, Eleanor begins to understand the terrible legacy of war, and when death comes to the vineyard, she learns the redemptive power of love.

What Tomorrow Brings

What Tomorrow Brings

Author: Mary Fitzgerald Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

August 1937 Seffy Blake falls in love with Amyas Troy from the moment she sees him on a Cornish beach. But when he disappears, she is forced to face the consequences of their affair alone. In London, Seffy makes a new life for herself working as an assistant to journalist Charlie Bradford, and as Europe hurtles towards war, it is Charlie who sees her through her darkest times. But when Amyas reappears in her life, Seffy must decide whether to follow her heart, or accept her genuine love for Charlie and keep what remains of her family safe from the terrifying consequences of war.

When I Was Young

When I Was Young

Author: Mary Fitzgerald Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

This is previously published as The Imperfect Tense. 'When I was young the war started. When I was young my father was a soldier. When I was young I moved to the country. When I was young I went to France and fell in love'. 1950. Eleanor is sixteen when she goes to the Loire Valley on a French Exchange. But the beauty of her surroundings are at odds with the family who live there. It is a family torn apart by the memories of the German occupation, and buckling under the burden of the dark secrets they keep. Etienne, the dark and brooding owner is friendly, but his wife Mathilde's malicious behaviour overshadows Eleanor's days. As the secrets reveal themselves one by one, Eleanor begins to understand the terrible legacy of war, and when death comes to the vineyard, she learns the redemptive power of love.

The Love of a Lifetime Historical Romance

The Love of a Lifetime Historical Romance

Author: Mary Fitzgerald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

Can love survive the worst betrayal of all? From the moment Elizabeth Nugent arrives to live on his family's farm in Shropshire, Richard Wilde is in love with her. And as they grow up, it seems like nothing can keep them apart. But as the Second World War rages, Richard is sent to fight in the jungles of Burma, leaving Elizabeth to deal with a terrible secret that could destroy his family. Despite the distance between them, though, Richard and Elizabeth's love remains constant through war, tragedy and betrayal. But once the fighting is over, will the secrets and lies that Elizabeth has been hiding keep them apart for ever?

Stars of the Southern Skies

Stars of the Southern Skies

Author: Mary Fitzgerald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2005

Many fieldguides and popular books on amateur astronomy have been written, but few are devoted entirely to the rich skies of the southern hemisphere. Now updated, Stars of the Southern Skies draws on the knowledge of South African experts to offer stargazers some unique insights into the night skies in their half of the world. Superb photographs, star charts, and graphics complement the text. This is a book for anybody who has ever gazed in wonder at the glory of a star-filled sky, a must for all amateur astronomers, and an interesting addition to the shelves of the experts.

Irish Dramatic Movement

Irish Dramatic Movement

Author: Mary Fitzgerald Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/06/2003

The Irish Dramatic Movement gathers together for the first time all of W.B. Yeats's major dramatic criticism for the years 1899-1919, including previously uncollected material. The essays in this collection address many topics, including the turbulent early years of the Abbey Theatre, the controversies over the plays of John Millington Synge, and the relationship between drama and nationalism. Also evident are Yeats's criticisms on numerous plays, playwrights and productions, both Irish and English.

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