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The Brave Daughters

The Brave Daughters

Author: Mary Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

A moving and emotional family drama set between France and Britain from bestselling author, Mary Wood. They would fight for their country, at all costs . . . When Sibbie and Marjie arrive at RAF Digby, they are about to take on roles of national importance. It's a cause of great excitement for everyone around them. Perhaps they will become code-breakers, spies even? Soon the pair embark on a rigorous training regime, but nothing can prepare them for what they're about to face . . . Amid the vineyards of rural France, Flora and Ella can't bear the thought of another war. But as the thunderclouds grow darker, hanging over Europe, a sense of deep foreboding sets in, not just for their safety but for the fate of their families . . . With danger looming, as the threat of war becomes real, Flora and Ella are forced to leave their idyllic home and flee. Can they make it to safety, or will the war have further horrors in store for them? The Brave Daughters is the fourth book in the Girls Who Went to War series by Mary Wood.

The Wronged Daughter

The Wronged Daughter

Author: Mary Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2019

Perfect for winter nights, The Wronged Daughter by Mary Wood is an emotional and moving novel that reunites old friends and heals old wounds. Mags has never forgotten the friendship she forged with Flora and Ella, two fellow nurses she served with at the beginning of World War I. Haunted by what she experienced during that time, she fears a reunion with her friends would bring back the horror she's tried so desperately to suppress. Now, with her wedding on the horizon, this should be a joyful time for Mags. But the sudden loss of her mother and the constant doubt she harbours surrounding her fiance, Harold, are marring her happiness. Mags throws herself into running the family mill, but she's dealt another aching blow by a betrayal that leaves her reeling. Finding the strength the war had taken from her, she fights back, not realizing the consequences and devastating outcome awaiting her. Can she pick up the pieces of her life and begin anew?

The Abandoned Daughter

The Abandoned Daughter

Author: Mary Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2019

Will Ella ever find what she's looking for? Voluntary nurse Ella is haunted by the soldiers' cries she hears on the battlefields of Dieppe. But that's not the only thing that haunts her. When her dear friend Jim breaks her trust, Ella is left bruised and heartbroken. Over the years, her friendships have been pulled apart at the seams by the effects of war. Now, more than ever, she feels so alone. At a military hospital in France, Ella befriends Connie and Paddy. Slowly she begins to heal, and finds comfort in the arms of a French officer called Paulo - could he be her salvation? With the end of the war on the horizon, surely things have to get better? Ella grew up not knowing her real family but a clue leads her in their direction. What did happen to Ella's parents, and why is she so desperate to find out? The Abandoned Daughter by Mary Wood is the second book in The Girls Who Went To War series.

The Forgotten Daughter

The Forgotten Daughter

Author: Mary Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2018

The Forgotten Daughter by Mary Wood is the gripping first book in The Girls Who Went To War series. From a tender age, Flora felt unloved and unwanted by her parents, but she finds safety in the arms of caring nanny Pru. But when Pru is cast out of the family home, under a shadow of secrets, and with a young baby boy of her own to care for, it shatters little Flora. But over the years, Flora and Pru meet in secret - unbeknown to Flora's parents. Pru becomes the mother to flora she never had, and Flora grows into a fine young woman. When Flora signs up to become a nurse with the St John's ambulance, she begins to shape her life. But the drum of war beats loudly and Flora's world is turned upside down when she receives a letter asking her to join the Red Cross in Belgium. With the fate of the country in the balance, it's a time for bravery. Flora's determined to be the strong woman she was destined to be. But with horror, loss and heartache on her horizon - there's a lot for young Flora to learn . . .

Widowhood A User's Manual

Widowhood A User's Manual

Author: Mary Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Widowhood A User's Manual

Widowhood A User's Manual

Author: Mary Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

The Street Orphans

The Street Orphans

Author: Mary Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2018

Originally published in digital format as Judge Me Not in 2013. Now with forty pages of new content. Born with a club foot in a remote village in the Pennines, Ruth is feared and ridiculed by her superstitious neighbours who see her affliction as a sign of witchcraft. When her father is killed in an accident and her family evicted from their cottage, she hopes to leave her old life behind, to start afresh in the Blackburn cotton mills. But tragedy strikes once again, setting in motion a chain of events that will unravel her family's lives. Their fate is in the hands of the Earl of Harrogate, and his betrothed, Lady Katrina. But more sinister is the scheming Marcia, Lady Katrina's jealous sister. Impossible dreams beset Ruth from the moment she meets the Earl. Dreams that lead her to hope that he will save her from the terrible fate that awaits those accused of witchcraft. Dreams that one day her destiny and the Earl's will be entwined. The Street Orphans is an emotional story set in 1850s Lancashire, from Mary Wood, the author of In Their Mother's Footsteps and Brighter Days Ahead.

Street Orphans

Street Orphans

Author: Mary Wood Format: eBook Release Date: 17/05/2018

The Street Orphans is an emotional story set in 1850s Lancashire, from Mary Wood, the author of In Their Mother's Footsteps and Brighter Days Ahead.Born with a club foot in a remote village in the Pennines, Ruth is feared and ridiculed by her superstitious neighbours who see her affliction as a sign of witchcraft. When her father is killed in an accident and her family evicted from their cottage, she hopes to leave her old life behind, to start afresh in the Blackburn cotton mills. But tragedy strikes once again, setting in motion a chain of events that will unravel her family's lives. Their fate is in the hands of the Earl of Harrogate, and his betrothed, Lady Katrina. But more sinister is the scheming Marcia, Lady Katrina's jealous sister. Impossible dreams beset Ruth from the moment she meets the Earl. Dreams that lead her to hope that he will save her from the terrible fate that awaits those accused of witchcraft. Dreams that one day her destiny and the Earl's will be entwined.

Brighter Days Ahead

Brighter Days Ahead

Author: Mary Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2017

Brighter Days Ahead is a moving story set against the backdrop of the Second World War, from Mary Wood, the author of In Their Mother's Footsteps. War pulled them apart, but can it bring them back together? Molly lives with her repugnant father, who has betrayed her many times. From a young age, living on the streets of London's East End, she has seen the harsh realities of life . . . When she's kidnapped by a gang and forced into their underworld, her future seems bleak. Flo spent her early years in an orphanage, and is about to turn her hand to teacher training. When a kindly teacher at her school approaches her about a job at Bletchley Park, it could be everything she never knew she wanted. Will the girls' friendship be enough to weather the hard times ahead?

Tomorrow Brings Sorrow

Tomorrow Brings Sorrow

Author: Mary Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2017

You can't choose your family Megan and her husband Jack have finally found stability in their lives. But the threat of Megan's troubled son Billy is never far from their minds. Billy's release from the local asylum is imminent and it should be a time for celebration. Sadly, Megan and Jack know all too well what Billy is capable of . . . Can you choose who you love? Sarah and Billy were inseparable as children, before Billy committed a devastating crime. While Billy has been shut away from the world, he has fixated on one thing: Sarah. Sarah knows there's only one way she can keep her family safe and it means forsaking true love. Sometimes love is dangerous Twins Theresa and Terrence Crompton are used to getting their own way. But with the threat of war looming, the tides of fortune are turning. Forces are at work to unearth a secret that will shake the very roots of the tight-knit community . . . Will Sarah have a chance at a future, and what will become of Jack and Megan? One thing's for sure: revenge will be sweet. A gripping page-turner from Mary Wood, Tomorrow Brings Sorrow is the third in her Breckton Novels series, and a devastating tale of heartbreak and fortitude on the brink of war.

In Their Mother's Footsteps

In Their Mother's Footsteps

Author: Mary Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2016

In Their Mother's Footsteps is a moving saga set at the eve of the Second World War, by the author of the Breckton series, Mary Wood. Two girls. One horrendous war. The chance to unite a family . . . Edith and Ada run Jimmy's Hope House where they care for unmarried mothers, and where Edith, a doctor, offers free medical help to the poor of London's East End. Both are struggling to overcome trauma from their past. For Edith there is the constant ache and yearning for her twin girls Elka and Ania, from whom she was separated in 1918. For Ada there is the threat of her sister returning . . . As the Nazis strengthen their grip on Poland, sisters Elka and Ania are forced to make a difficult decision: travel to England to find their birth mother or stay and fight against an increasingly desperate regime? In times of war, no choices are ever easy to make. But making the right choice could keep you alive . . .

Cambridge Primary Mathematics Skills Builder 6

Cambridge Primary Mathematics Skills Builder 6

Author: Mary Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Cambridge Primary Mathematics is a flexible and engaging course written specifically for Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Stages 1 to 6. The course offers a discussion-led approach with problem-solving integrated throughout. The language is pitched to ESL learners with illustrations to support visual understanding. Skills Builders provide consolidation activities for children who need extra learning opportunities to meet the standard for success. A full range of activities is provided to help raise a child's mathematical understanding and performance to match their peers, with teacher/parental guidance on key mathematical methods and concepts before each exercise.

Cambridge Primary Mathematics Skills Builder 5

Cambridge Primary Mathematics Skills Builder 5

Author: Mary Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Cambridge Primary Mathematics is a flexible and engaging course written specifically for Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Stages 1 to 6. The course offers a discussion-led approach with problem-solving integrated throughout. The language is pitched to ESL learners with illustrations to support visual understanding. Skills Builders provide consolidation activities for children who need extra learning opportunities to meet the standard for success. A full range of activities is provided to help raise a child's mathematical understanding and performance to match their peers, with teacher/parental guidance on key mathematical methods and concepts before each exercise.

An Unbreakable Bond

An Unbreakable Bond

Author: Mary Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

An Unbreakable Bond is the gripping second novel in The Breckton Novels, from bestselling saga author Mary Wood. It is 1913 and for best friends Megan and Hattie, born at the turn of the century and brought up in a convent orphanage in Leeds, the time has come to make their way in the world. Megan is to become an apprentice seamstress and Hattie is to work as a scullery maid at Lord Marley's country residence. Once separated, Megan begins to excel at dress-making, but Hattie is less fortunate. After a devastating encounter with Lord Marley, she is forced to earn a living working the streets, where she uncovers horrors greater than any she could have imagined. As the two grow up, both Megan and Hattie's paths are beset with danger at every turn, with the heinous Lord Marley never far away. Can their unbreakable bond carry them through their suffering and allow them to make way for true love that may be just around the corner?

Cambridge Primary Mathematics Skills Builder 4

Cambridge Primary Mathematics Skills Builder 4

Author: Mary Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Cambridge Primary Mathematics is a flexible and engaging course written specifically for Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Stages 1 to 6. The course offers a discussion-led approach with problem-solving integrated throughout. The language is pitched to ESL learners with illustrations to support visual understanding. Skills Builders provide consolidation activities for children who need extra learning opportunities to meet the standard for success. A full range of activities is provided to help raise a child's mathematical understanding and performance to match their peers, with teacher/parental guidance on key mathematical methods and concepts before each exercise.

All I Have to Give

All I Have to Give

Author: Mary Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2015

When all is lost, can she find the strength to start again? It is 1916 and Edith Mellor is one of the few female surgeons in Britain. Compelled to use her skills for the war effort, she travels to the Somme, where she is confronted with the horrors at the front. Yet amongst the bloodshed on the battlefield, there is a ray of light in the form of the working class Albert, a corporal from the East End of London. Despite being worlds apart, Edith and Albert can't deny their attraction to each other. But as the brutality of war reveals itself to Albert, he makes a drastic decision that will change both Edith and Albert's lives forever. In the north of England, strong-minded Ada is left heartbroken when her only remaining son Jimmy heads off to fight in the war. Desperate to rebuild her shattered life, Ada takes up a position in the munition factory. But life deals her a further blow when she discovers that her mentally unstable sister Beryl is pregnant with her husband Paddy's child. Soon, even the love of the gentle Joe, a supervisor at the factory, can't erase Ada's pain. An encounter with Edith's cousin, Lady Eloise, brings Edith into her life. Together, they realize, they may be able to turn their lives around . . . All I Have to Give is a thrilling saga from Mary Wood, the kindle bestselling author of Time Passes Time and Proud of You.