War Babies

by Annie Murray

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War Babies Synopsis

Rachel Booker has a difficult start in life. When her father dies, deep in gambling debt, her mother must harden herself to make ends meet, but becomes so hard she has little room left for affection or warmth. Mother and daughter work at the open market in Birmingham, selling second-hand clothes or whatever they can find just to put a little food on the table. But the market has a silver lining: it's there that Rachel makes her first childhood friend, Danny. As they grow older, the friendship grows into something more and their innocent romance gives Rachel the care and comfort she's always craved. But at just sixteen, as World War II breaks out, Rachel falls pregnant. They marry in haste but it isn't long before Danny is called up. Left on the homefront with a new baby and little else, Rachel must scrape by with the other residents of Sparkbrook. But if Danny ever makes it home, will he be the same boy she loved so fiercely? And if Rachel can sustain the family until then, will she end up as hard-hearted as her own mother? War Babies is a moving and insightful novel about hardships on the homefront and how the war changed everybody it touched...

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War Babies Press Reviews

Praise for Annie Murray:

 

'Chocolate Girls - This epic saga will have you gripped from start to finish' Birmingham Evening Mail

 

'Birmingham Rose - An exceptional first novel' Chronicle Birmingham

 

'Friends - A meaty family saga with just the right mix of mystery and nostalgia' Parents
Magazine Birmingham

 

Blitz - 'A tale of passion and empathy which will keep you hooked' Woman's Own

 

The Narrowboat Girl - 'Classy historical fiction - heartwarming and full of adventure' Newswatch UK

 

Chocolate Girls - 'This epic saga will have you gripped from start to finish' Birmingham Evening Mail

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ISBN: 9781447234029
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781447234012
Publication date: 26/02/2015
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447234029
Publication date: 9th April 2015
Author: Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Annie Murray

Annie Murray graduated from Oxford in 1983. She has worked as a journalist and a nurse, has had short stories published in several magazines, and won the She/Granada Television Short Story Competition in 1991. She now lives in Reading with her husband and four children, Brummies all.

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