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The Shopkeeper's Daughter by Lily Baxter

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1944, from the Blitz to Shropshire, from the dashing American airmen to tragedy. This is one of those highly eventful, gritty sagas that really keeps you glued to the page. She is very good.

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The Shopkeeper's Daughter by Lily Baxter

June 1944. Ginnie Travis is working in her father's furniture shop, when the continued bombing raids and her sister Shirley's untimely pregnancy force the two girls to go and stay with their aunt in Shropshire. Here Ginnie falls in love with an American, Lieutenant Nick Miller, stationed nearby. But she discovers that Nick has a fiancee back home and a heartbroken Ginnie ends the relationship. Then news of their father's death in an air raid reaches them. With the family left almost penniless and Shirley and her child to provide for, Ginnie is responsible for them all. And when the shop comes under threat, she is even more determined to make it succeed and build a new life for herself and her family.

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About the Author

Lily Baxter lives in Dorset. She is the author of Poppy's War, We'll Meet Again, Spitfire Girl and The Girls in Blue. She also writes under the name of Dilly Court.

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Publication date

26th September 2013


Lily Baxter

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Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone


480 pages


Family Drama
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