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A Wartime Christmas by Carol Rivers
  

A Wartime Christmas

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The Isle of Dogs in 1941 where Kay Lewis, with friends and family, is doing her best to have a good Christmas. Enter a woman called Dolly and her young son, with terrible accusations. Kay must now discover the truth. This is wonderful gritty stuff. The vivid description of the Blitz, living conditions and hardship are tremendous, a wonderful insight into the period. Kay’s search takes her out of her beloved East End to a truly surprising ending. An excellent, fast-moving tale, keeping you gripped to the end.

If you like Carol Rivers you might also like to read books by Mary Jane Staples, Freda Lightfoot and Maureen Lee.

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A Wartime Christmas by Carol Rivers

Can love find a way this Christmas? Christmas 1941, Isle of Dogs. The little community on Slater Street has fought valiantly to keep their spirits up through the long nights of the Blitz. Though her husband, Alan, has been called up to serve his country, Kay Lewis is determined to give her young son Alfie and friend Vi as merry a Christmas as any other. But when a strange woman and her son arrive on her doorstep, Kay's world is shaken to the core. Could the terrible accusations that Dolly makes about Alan be true? Could he really have been leading a double life without her realising? Has he really stolen a large sum of money from Dolly and her son, Sean? Then disaster strikes as Alan is reported missing in action. With no way of discovering the truth, Kay will have some difficult decisions to make if she is to protect her family and keep her faith in the man she thought she knew. A moving tale of triumph in the face of adversity, A Wartime Christmas will transport you to a period when the Christmas season was a beacon of hope in the darkest of times.

About the Author

Mother-of-three Carol Rivers, whose family comes from the Isle of Dogs, East London, now lives in Dorset.

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Publication date

10th October 2013

Author

Carol Rivers

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Author's Website

www.carolrivers.com
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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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ISBN

9780857208330

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