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A Distant Dream by Pamela Evans
  

A Distant Dream

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The story of two families in West London’s Ealing in 1936. There is lots going on, a nice mix of characters and an interesting coverage of consumption and how it was treated. There are births and deaths and marriages, all part of life’s rich tapestry, all nicely told with a great deal of period detail right up and into the war. Nice one.

If you like Pamela Evans you might also like to read books by Pam Weaver, Anne Bennett and Mary Jane Staples.

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A Distant Dream by Pamela Evans

It's 1936 in West London, and fifteen-year-old May Stubbs and her family have endured the worst of The Depression. Looking forward to a more prosperous future, they take on a derelict cricket pavilion, convert it into a cafe and general store, and find it quickly becomes the hub of the community. Then May contracts tuberculosis, and the way ahead looks less certain. Leaving her best friend, Betty Lane, and lifelong soul mate, George Bailey, behind, she is sent away to fight off the illness. But on her return to London, she finds things have changed. And when war is declared, it is clear that serious complications and heartache lie in store for them all.

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An uplifting love story with all the right ingredients Lancashire Evening Post This book touched me very, very much. It's lovely North Wales Chronicle A good traditional romance, and its author has a feeling for the atmosphere of postwar London Sunday Express A superb and heartwarming read Irish Independent Very readable Bella


About the Author

Pamela Evans was born and brought up in West London. After living in Wales for many years, she has recently moved back to England and is now settled in Surrey close to her two sons and five beautiful grandchildren.

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Publication date

12th September 2013

Author

Pamela Evans

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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ISBN

9780755394302

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