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Counting the Days by Benita Brown
  

Counting the Days

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1940 and the story of three teenage girls evacuated from the East End of Newcastle to a country manor where Miss Forsyth, her niece, an ancient retainer and the gardener live. The girls love it, naturally a boy enters their lives, the doctor’s son, and tragedy befalls as it must in this sort of book. Skip twelve years and Miss Forsyth invites them all back for a reunion to celebrate the Coronation. This brings up some interesting revelations in a jolly good read.

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Counting the Days by Benita Brown

After the fall of France, Hazel, Irene and Carol are sent from the east end of Newcastle to the safety of a country village. Billeted in a grand house with a spinster and her niece, the three young evacuees' futures will be irrevocably changed by their new lives. When peace is declared, and Hazel and Irene return to the families they were forced to leave, they find Newcastle very different to the home they remembered. Mourning the people they loved, they try to leave the past behind and start again. But it's never easy to forget...

Reviews

You won't be able to put it down - Yours magazine

Romance, heartache and local history make a magical mixture...passion on every page - Northern Echo

A story of hope and determination... a really good read Historical Novels Review A wonderfully evocative tale - Lancashire Evening Post

About the Author

Benita Brown was born and brought up in Newcastle by her English mother, the youngest of thirteen children, and her Indian father, who came to Newcastle to study medicine and fell in love with the place and the people. After meeting her husband while she was at drama school in London, Benita returned to her home town and worked as a teacher and broadcaster before becoming a full-time writer, publishing many much-loved novels. Sadly, Counting the Days is Benita's last book, as she passed away in April 2014 following a sudden illness. She will be greatly missed.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Benita Brown

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www.benitabrown.com

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Hardback

Categories

Sagas and Romance
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ISBN

9781472208682

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