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If You Were the Only Girl by Anne Bennett
  

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Their love crossed the class divide, but will it survive the ravages of war? When Lucy's father dies and her family is plunged into poverty, she is forced to take a job in service as a housemaid at Windthorpe House, home to the aristocratic Hetherington's, who lost three of their four sons in the Great War. When their only remaining son, Clive, returns home from university, he and Lucy strike up an immediate bond, which only deepens as Lucy becomes indispensable to the family.

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Synopsis

If You Were the Only Girl by Anne Bennett

Clive, much to his family's consternation, decides to volunteer to fight against the Fascists in the Spanish Civil War, though he returns injured and full of rage at the hated regime. As Lucy tends his wounds, the two fall in love and Clive is determined that the class difference won't keep them apart. But Hitler's troops are gathering and fate has something very different in store for both of them...

Reviews

'Anne Bennett draws on her own background to give emotional depth to an affecting story populated with rich, beautifully drawn characters'
Choice

'[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

About the Author

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 and began to write seriously.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2013

Author

Anne Bennett

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Author's Website

www.annebennett.co.uk/

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
544 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780007359233

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