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Coronation Day by Kay Brellend
  

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It's going to be a right old knees-up! The residents of the tough streets around Islington are heartbroken at the death of George the VI but having a young Queen on the throne isn't the only change that they can expect...

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Coronation Day by Kay Brellend

The toughest street in London, Campbell Road, is due for demolition. One of the last residents remaining, Matilda Kiever, born and bred on the street, remembers many things about the past, not least what really happened to Christopher Wild's mum, Pamela. Christopher thought she was dead, but it turns out she is very much alive. But before he can get to the bottom of things, trouble starts to brew on Campbell Road when, after months of tension between Stephen's building firm and the local Irish Navvies, his father is injured and the finger of blame is squarely pointed at the Irish. Meanwhile, Coronation Day is just around the corner and the street will be having the biggest party it has ever seen. But Christopher is about to get drawn into one hell of a ding dong -- and Campbell Road is going to have one last knees up that no one will ever forget.

Reviews

Praise for Kay Brellend from five-star reviews onAmazon.co.uk:

Brilliant read! Really takes you through a journey of hardship love hate etc. Was gripped from beginning to end!!!By Woo

This book was excellent, I didn't want it to end. Reading it made me feel like I was living in the era the book was set in.By Amanda Bicknell

What a wonderful read...having been born near this area l could see the places and people as described, could not wait to read a few more chapters each night but was so sad when l finished it.By LondonSue

loved this book the sort you pickup and can't put back down, the setting and characters really come to life, it's as if you can see it and breath it. Wonderful.By K


About the Author

Kay Brellend, the third of six children, was born in North London but now lives in a Victorian farmhouse in Suffolk. Under a pseudonym she has written sixteen historical novels published in England and North America. This is her first novel set in the twentieth century and was inspired by her grandmother's reminiscences about her early life in Campbell Road, Islington.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2012

Author

Kay Brellend

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Author's Website

www.kaybrellend.com/

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007460182

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