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Together for Christmas by Carol Rivers
  

Together for Christmas

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An eventful, dramatic and heartfelt story of three orphans and their lives throughout World War I. Two girls, one becoming a doctor’s assistant, one a house maid, and one boy, apprenticed to a baker but sent to the trenches at 15. They suffer, they triumph and, despite some dreadful setbacks, they survive and eventually prosper in an utterly charming tale a cut above the norm.

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Together for Christmas by Carol Rivers

August 1914, London. Britain has just declared war on Germany, and the whole country seems to be in uproar. Flora, Hilda and Will, who grew up together in St Boniface orphanage sit in the sunshine in Hyde Park on a rare day off, discussing the impending war and the changes it will bring to their lives. Will means to go off to fight, Hilda hopes to better her current lot in life as a maid at the charitable institute, Hailing House, but Flora is content with her job as assistant to the Isle of Dogs' kindly Doctor Tapper. Taking a vow, they pledge to always be there for each other, come what may. It soon becomes clear that the war will not be over by Christmas, as so many thought, and the first zeppelin raids bring casualties flooding into the surgery where Flora works. Tragedy strikes in the trenches, too, and Will returns home with physical and mental wounds too deep for Flora to be able to nurse back to health. In the meantime, Hilda has taken herself away from London to work as a maid at the sumptuous house of Adelphi. But it is not long before she finds herself out of her depth. And the consequences of her choices will lead to a shocking discovery that will change the course of the three orphans lives forever.

About the Author

Mother-of-three Carol Rivers, whose family comes from the Isle of Dogs, East London, now lives in Dorset.

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Publication date

23rd October 2014

Author

Carol Rivers

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www.carolrivers.com
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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Sagas and Romance
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9781471131301

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