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Lilian Harry - Author

About the Author

Lilian Harry grew up in Portsmouth and now lives in a village on the edge of Dartmoor with two ginger cats. She has a son, a daughter and two grandchildren, and is a keen walker.

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Celebrations in Burracombe

Celebrations in Burracombe

Author: Lilian Harry Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

The latest book in the Burracombe series, CELEBRATIONS IN BURRACOMBE draws together many threads of life in the little Devonshire village where triumph and tragedy have always rubbed shoulders. It's the late 1950s, and change is in the air. For the Napier family, up at the big house, the old ways are shifting. Hilary must discover if reaching out for a chance of happiness must mean breaking away from the life expected of her, while Patsy, their young housekeeper's help, is facing motherhood without her own family around her. Down the hill from the Napiers, villagers young and old are setting out on adventures - Stella and Felix begin married life, change comes to the village school and the Tozer family continue to find surprises in their midst. Warm, poignant and heartfelt, CELEBRATIONS IN BURRACOMBE serves up another delicious slice of country life.

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Celebrations in Burracombe

Celebrations in Burracombe

Author: Lilian Harry Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2014

The latest book in the Burracombe series, CELEBRATIONS IN BURRACOMBE draws together many threads of life in the little Devonshire village where triumph and tragedy have always rubbed shoulders. It's the late 1950s and change is in the air. For the Napier family, up at the big house, the old ways are shifting. Hilary must discover if reaching out for a chance of happiness must mean breaking away from the life expected of her, while Patsy, their young housekeeper's help, is facing motherhood without her own family around her. Down the hill from the Napiers, villagers young and old are setting out on adventures - Stella and Felix begin married life, change comes to the village school and the Tozer family continue to find surprises in their midst.

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Weddings in Burracombe

Weddings in Burracombe

Author: Lilian Harry Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Devon, 1954. The villagers of Burracombe pull together to help each other though the tough times but now it's summer, and a time to celebrate love and new life. Even so, there are still a few surprises to come...At Burracombe Barton, Hilary Napier is doing her best to keep the estate ticking along, all the while longing for a man she cannot have. She welcomes help from young Patsy Shillabeer - but Patsy is more headstrong than she first appears, and there's trouble brewing. And all is not well in the village school, where a strict new teacher appears to be making the lives of the little ones a misery. And almost everyone is missing their beloved teacher Stella, still in hospital after the accident that nearly killed her. As the first crocuses bring colour and the promise of change back to Burracombe, the villagers help each other through the hardships. For, while the course of true love never did run smooth, for anyone, in Burracombe, there are weddings to plan and it won't be long before everyone in this very special village comes together in a joyful celebration of love, life and the things that matter most.

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Secrets in Burracombe

Secrets in Burracombe

Author: Lilian Harry Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/02/2012

A seemingly sleepy Devonshire village, Burracombe is in fact full of intrigue and drama. Family secrets, budding romance, cruel twists of fate and amazing friendships all play out against the backdrop of the beautiful countryside. It's autumn 1953. The village is delighted when Joe Tozer - who left Burracombe as a young man in 1919 - returns to visit his family. His life since emigrating to the States has been a world away from rural Devon - but coming home, he falls in love with the place (and one particular person) all over again. With him is his eldest son, Russell. He sets hearts fluttering in the village - but will there be anyone on his arm when he catches the boat back to America?

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An Heir for Burracombe

An Heir for Burracombe

Author: Lilian Harry Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/02/2011

It's a summer's day in 1953 that turns Hilary Napier's life upside-down. When Marianne, a beautiful French woman, knocks on her door, Hilary can't help but be struck by Robert, the young boy with her. He has the same eyes as the brother she lost in the war. As she listens to Marianne's sad tale, she realises her soldier-brother lives on in the son he never met. But this is only the first revelation ...As the village of Burracombe tries to make sense of the strangers in their midst, there is also much to celebrate.

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Other books by Lilian Harry

A Child in Burracombe

A Child in Burracombe

Author: Lilian Harry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Return to Burracombe in this warm and charming prequel to Lilian Harry's Burracombe series and journey back to where it all began . . . Devon, 1943. In the village of Burracombe, 'Dig for Victory' is more than just a wartime slogan. While the young men are away, everyone at home knows the war effort needs them too. Whether it's Land Girls on the farms, wives and mothers having to make do and mend, or the villagers knowing how to stretch rations to keep spirits bright, there is always something to be done to help. When the Barton is requisitioned as a children's home for war orphans, all of Burracombe rallies round to welcome their newest arrivals, particularly little Maddy Simmons. Still reeling from losing her mother and brother in the Plymouth blitz, and her father being killed at sea, now in a cruel twist, Maddy has been sent to a different children's home to her beloved sister. As Maddy explores the village and makes new friends, she begins to feel at home and realises that Burracombe is the kind of place where you will always have someone to turn to, even when times are hard. Could this be somewhere she could finally call home? This heart-warming story gives a different perspective to the village as it adapts to the struggles of wartime and explores the story of a much-loved character in the wonderful Burracombe series.

Farewell to Burracombe

Farewell to Burracombe

Author: Lilian Harry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

The day that Hilary and David have been waiting for has finally arrived and as the church bells ring out for the arrival of the bride, everyone's fingers are crossed for the day to go without a hitch. The festivities set the tone for the year ahead and there's more love in the air in Burracombe as planning continues for both Dottie and Joe's and Frances and James's nuptials. There's nothing like a wedding to bring the village together. Times are changing in Burracombe and as young and old embark on new adventures it's time to say goodbye. But with friends like these, a goodbye is rarely for ever, so instead we'll say a very fond farewell. Return to Burracombe in Lilian's next book, A Child in Burracombe, a prequel to the series that will show you where it all began...

Weaver's Daughter

Weaver's Daughter

Author: Lilian Harry Format: eBook Release Date: 14/04/2016

The Weaver's Daughter was first published in paperback under the name Donna Baker.In the 1800s in the Midlands, it's a hard life for the weavers of Kidderminster - beautiful carpets spring from the looms they work, but life is not always so neatly woven.So it is for the Himley family - already struggling to get by, they must find a way of coping when their daughter, Bessie, is raped and disappears with her brother Tom to London, suspected of murder. But hope comes in the form of Rebecca, their youngest daughter. A job in service for the Pagnel family, owners of the carpet factory, means a chance of different life for Rebecca. As she gradually rises to the position of housemaid, she gets a glimpse of a world far removed from that she was born to. When love beckons, she is unsure - following your heart can be dangerous, and for Becky will it be her saving or her downfall?

Weaver's Dream

Weaver's Dream

Author: Lilian Harry Format: eBook Release Date: 14/04/2016

The Weaver's Dream was first published in paperback under the name Donna Baker.London, 1824. Life has taken Rebecca far from her humble start in a weaver's cottage in Kidderminster. But although she has found love and comfort with her husband, Francis, it has meant they are both banished from the town that raised them. Instead they must raise their family - and a new business in the bustle of the capital.But when a death finally draws them home to Worcestershire, they find the landscape unchanged, but the poverty increased. Amid the smoke of the factories and the clatter of machinery there is also the growing murmur of unrest as the workers search for a way to express their discontent.For Rebecca, Francis and their young family it means being torn between family duty and sympathy for the weavers' plight. And while they have a dream for the future, will it be strong enough to survive the turmoil ahead?

Weaver's Glory

Weaver's Glory

Author: Lilian Harry Format: eBook Release Date: 14/04/2016

The Weaver's Glory was first published in paperback under the name Donna Baker. It is 1837. When Rebecca looks back at her life, she has seen much change - and much sorrow. Still young, it is hard for her to believe she has gone from scullery maid to mistress of Pagnel House. But without her husband at her side, can she make the dreams they had for the future still come true? Still reeling from her loss, she must find a way of carrying on.Her husband's cousin, Vivian, is appalled at the idea of a woman running a business. Should she - for the sake of her sons and her business - accept Vivian's offer of marriage?It will take all her strength and all her courage to discover where her future lies - and whether it is rooted in the land and people around her, or if the memory of a man now toiling on the other side of the world in Australia will change her destiny.

Surprises in Burracombe

Surprises in Burracombe

Author: Lilian Harry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Hilary Napier has had enough of secrets. Her engagement party is a chance for her and David to finally celebrate their good news. But with obstacles springing up on all sides, there may be more than the dress and venue to arrange before she can consider walking down the aisle. Frances and James are doing their best to ignore their feelings for each other as they organise the school play. Can Frances find a way to let herself love again? Amid all the drama, old friends are always on hand, and when Dottie falls ill, a familiar face comes back to Burracombe to lift her spirits and perhaps change her life. With surprises around every corner, life is never dull in this beautiful Devonshire village . . .

Endless Song

Endless Song

Author: Lilian Harry Format: eBook Release Date: 19/11/2015

Previously published in paperback under the name Donna Baker.Rowenna Mellor's life in the small Cumbrian mill village of Burneside has already known hardship - she lost her mother young, but friends and the bond with her beloved brother kept her going. Now, in the spring of 1885, he too has been snatched away from her. Rowenna knows she must now devote to caring for her father, and even falling in love cannot be a free choice for her. But a chance for salvation comes from an unexpected direction. To grasp the opportunity, Rowenna must risk everything - her good name, her liberty, and her heart - and defy the restrictions of her narrow life. Rowenna realises that starting a new life far away, under the wide open skies of Canada, will bring her freedom - but at what price? And will those she loves - and those she fears - find a way of following her there?

Bid Time Return

Bid Time Return

Author: Lilian Harry Format: eBook Release Date: 19/11/2015

Previously published in paperback under the name Donna Baker.Cumbria, 1901: aged twenty-one, Joanna has never seen England before. Now her father's death has sent her home from India, back to a country and family she has never known. As she prepares to meet relations of her father for the first time, she must also ready herself to claim her inheritance - and house and working mines in this new land.But Joanna has brought with her another inheritnace - a knowledge and affinity with the customs and traditions of India, the nation which raised her. And the dreams she has now are not just visions of her past...but they might just become guidance for her future.As she grows to understand the stories behind the tragic loves and marriages in her family's past she wonders if she will be the one to break the pattern. But answering this question will test her to the limit.

Celebrations in Burracombe

Celebrations in Burracombe

Author: Lilian Harry Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

The latest book in the Burracombe series, CELEBRATIONS IN BURRACOMBE draws together many threads of life in the little Devonshire village where triumph and tragedy have always rubbed shoulders. It's the late 1950s, and change is in the air. For the Napier family, up at the big house, the old ways are shifting. Hilary must discover if reaching out for a chance of happiness must mean breaking away from the life expected of her, while Patsy, their young housekeeper's help, is facing motherhood without her own family around her. Down the hill from the Napiers, villagers young and old are setting out on adventures - Stella and Felix begin married life, change comes to the village school and the Tozer family continue to find surprises in their midst. Warm, poignant and heartfelt, CELEBRATIONS IN BURRACOMBE serves up another delicious slice of country life.

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Burracombe Christmas

Burracombe Christmas

Author: Lilian Harry Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2014

A short story to whisk you away on a festive trip to the Devonshire village where life is full of surprisesSteal a glimpse at the past lives and loves of your favourite villagers in this captivating Burracombe short story. Autumn 1918 has brought young Alice Whiddon to the Tozer's farm to work as a maid. Alice soon falls in love with the little village and with life on the farm. But that's not all she's falling for. Youngest son, Ted Tozer is half promised to young Ivy Prowse, daughter of a neighbouring farmer, yet Alice and Ted feel a powerful bond forming.But while the first peacetime Christmas in years beckons, romance must wait as influenza comes to the farm and threatens to bring tragedy with it, just as the Tozer's eldest son Joe returns from the front to Burracombe and his sweetheart, Dottie. As Alice and the family wait and hope for the new year to bring long-awaited joy and peace, no one knows whether the bells will peal in sorrow or in celebration as the year turns.

Weddings in Burracombe

Weddings in Burracombe

Author: Lilian Harry Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Devon, 1954. The villagers of Burracombe pull together to help each other though the tough times but now it's summer, and a time to celebrate love and new life. Even so, there are still a few surprises to come...At Burracombe Barton, Hilary Napier is doing her best to keep the estate ticking along, all the while longing for a man she cannot have. She welcomes help from young Patsy Shillabeer - but Patsy is more headstrong than she first appears, and there's trouble brewing. And all is not well in the village school, where a strict new teacher appears to be making the lives of the little ones a misery. And almost everyone is missing their beloved teacher Stella, still in hospital after the accident that nearly killed her. As the first crocuses bring colour and the promise of change back to Burracombe, the villagers help each other through the hardships. For, while the course of true love never did run smooth, for anyone, in Burracombe, there are weddings to plan and it won't be long before everyone in this very special village comes together in a joyful celebration of love, life and the things that matter most.

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Burracombe Easter

Burracombe Easter

Author: Lilian Harry Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2014

Everyone has a secret in their past: discover the hidden lives of some of the best-loved residents of Burracombe.Escape to the little Devonshire village that feels like home with this compelling Burracombe short story.On Easter day in 1918, as the Great War entered its closing stages, Frances Kemp looked out at the little thatched village in the valley below and promised that, one day, she'd come back...For long before Miss Kemp became headmistress of the village school, when she was just a teenager, she had reason to know and love Burracombe. Sent to stay with family in the village, young Frances treasured her summers there and the friends she made. But as she grows up, she admits that there is someone there who is more than just a friend. Yet just as they realise their childhood bond is deepening into something else, war is declared and life will never be the same again.As Frances watches so many of her friends and family get called away to war, she must struggle to find a way to play her part, a way to get by while her sweetheart is away and a way to think about what lies ahead in a world where every day brings ever more uncertainty.

Snowfall in Burracombe

Snowfall in Burracombe

Author: Lilian Harry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2013

It may be winter, but in the Devonshire village of Burracombe there is always warmth and friendship, no matter what troubles arise... In the village of Burracombe, nothing stays secret for long and behind the peaceful, rural charm there's always a scandal to uncover, a newcomer to the village to set tongues wagging, a happy occasion to celebrate or friends to help their neighbours through the tough times. It's December 1953 and for Stella Simmons, recovering from a car crash, the winter wedding that she and her sweetheart had planned seems impossible. Elsewhere in the village, Jackie Tozer is dreaming of America and Hilary Napier, who thought the war had robbed her of her chance of happiness, has to ask herself if she could ever imagine leaving her life at the big house for the sake of love and adventure. The darkest time of the year finds everyone asking questions with no easy answer. As snow falls softly on the village, Burracombe proves once again that there's always a surprise just around the corner.

Secrets in Burracombe

Secrets in Burracombe

Author: Lilian Harry Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/02/2012

A seemingly sleepy Devonshire village, Burracombe is in fact full of intrigue and drama. Family secrets, budding romance, cruel twists of fate and amazing friendships all play out against the backdrop of the beautiful countryside. It's autumn 1953. The village is delighted when Joe Tozer - who left Burracombe as a young man in 1919 - returns to visit his family. His life since emigrating to the States has been a world away from rural Devon - but coming home, he falls in love with the place (and one particular person) all over again. With him is his eldest son, Russell. He sets hearts fluttering in the village - but will there be anyone on his arm when he catches the boat back to America?

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An Heir for Burracombe

An Heir for Burracombe

Author: Lilian Harry Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/02/2011

It's a summer's day in 1953 that turns Hilary Napier's life upside-down. When Marianne, a beautiful French woman, knocks on her door, Hilary can't help but be struck by Robert, the young boy with her. He has the same eyes as the brother she lost in the war. As she listens to Marianne's sad tale, she realises her soldier-brother lives on in the son he never met. But this is only the first revelation ...As the village of Burracombe tries to make sense of the strangers in their midst, there is also much to celebrate.

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