Keep the Home Fires Burning

by Anne Bennett

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Sagas and Romance

Keep the Home Fires Burning Synopsis

A moving and gripping drama as one family struggles to survive through the strains of the Second World War The year is 1940 and Bill and Marion Whittaker live happily with their five children in a terraced house on Albert Road in Birmingham. But when Bill enlists to fight in the Second World War, the family are plunged into poverty. Marion is forced to pawn all her worldly possessions and decides to take in two lodgers, Peggy Wagstaffe and Violet Clooney. These two lively girls bring some light relief to the family and bring with them Peggy's handsome brother Sam -- who catches the eye of Marion's sixteen-year-old daughter, Sarah. 1944 and the war grinds on. Disaster strikes with an explosion at the local munitions factory, leaving Sarah badly disfigured. Then news arrives that Sam has been blinded in action. Can these two injured souls help each other to repair not only their physical but emotional scars? And will Bill return to the safety of family and home?

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Keep the Home Fires Burning Press Reviews

Praise for Anne Bennett: 'A powerful, heart-wrenching saga ! of love, loss and family ties
Woman's Weekly

 

'[Anne Bennett] is blessed with a vivid imagination and a natural aptitude for writing'
Daily Post

'The beauty of Anne's books is that they are about normal people and are sewn through with human emotions which affect us all'
Birmingham Post

'Powerfully written'
Woman Book Club

'A brilliant story and very gripping ! Anne Bennett really brings the characters to life. It's a great read. You won't be able to put the book down'
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ISBN: 9780007359196
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007359196
Publication date: 6th January 2011
Author: Anne Bennett
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 608 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Sagas,

About Anne Bennett

Anne Bennett was born in a back-to-back house in the Horsefair district of Birmingham. The daughter of Roman Catholic, Irish immigrants, she grew up in a tight-knit community where she was taught to be proud of her heritage. She considers herself to be an Irish Brummie and feels therefore that she has a foot in both cultures. She has four children and four grandchildren. For many years she taught in schools to the north of Birmingham. An accident put paid to her teaching career and, after moving to North Wales, Anne turned to the other great love of her life ...

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