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Annie Groves - Author


Annie Groves is the psuedonym under which author Penny Jordan wrote a series of novels. She lived in the North-West and had done so all of her life. She has drawn upon her own family's history, picked up from listening to her grandmother's stories when she was a child. Her grandmother's great pride in her hometown - Preston - inspired Annie when naming her heroine in My Sweet Valentine, who is also a butcher's daughter, just like Annie's grandmother was.

Penny Jordan died 31 December 2011.

Author photo © Jerry Bauer

If you like Annie Groves you might also like to read books by Lyn Andrews, Maureen Lee and Joan Jonker.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Annie Groves

The Mersey Daughter by Annie Groves
The Mersey Daughter
Annie Groves
The brand new Wartime drama novel from bestselling author Annie Groves, perfect for fans of Christmas on the Mersey and Child of the Mersey. As the bombs rain down on Liverpool, Rita and Kitty must face heartache and sorrow...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2017
Child of the Mersey by Annie Groves
Child of the Mersey
Annie Groves
This illustrates the hardship of the dockland slums pre World War II in Liverpool. Then the war comes and things get a whole lot worse. We follow three children who are evacuated; two are happy and well cared for, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
A Christmas Promise by Annie Groves
A Christmas Promise
Annie Groves
An emotional and heart-warming portrayal of the lives of four women living in wartime London.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/10/2013
My Sweet Valentine by Annie Groves
My Sweet Valentine
Annie Groves
An emotional and engrossing portrayal of the lives of four women as Valentine's day approaches, in 1941 wartime London.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2012
Some Sunny Day by Annie Groves
Some Sunny Day
Annie Groves
Annie Groves is not a household name yet, but we think she has the qualities to break through in the historical saga market. She brilliantly captures the drama of World War Two Liverpool, the Italian community there, just as Italy...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 19/02/2007
Goodnight Sweetheart by Annie Groves
Goodnight Sweetheart
Annie Groves
The first in a projected four-part series set in Liverpool during World War II. It introduces us to a plucky girl, Molly, suddenly forced to grow up. Annie Groves is a pseudonym for Penny Jordan, a highly prolific author of...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 07/08/2006
Hettie Of Hope Street by Annie Groves
Hettie Of Hope Street
Annie Groves
Exceptionally good within this area, well written and beautifully developed characters. It’s Liverpool in the 20s and then London and follows the plight of the orphan with the beautiful voice that Ellie Pride took in, Ellie being the subject of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2005

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