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Flora and Grace by Maureen Lee
  

Flora and Grace

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In 1944 Flora has a baby thrust at her through the wooden sides of a cattle truck moving slowly through a station in Switzerland. After the war and through various incidents Flora ends up buying a hotel in Liverpool. The child, Simon’s family reappears, or at least some of them, and life gets complicated with much forgiveness needed. Maureen Lee is so good at this sort of family drama where lost souls find themselves. A good ‘old-fashioned’ read of great charm.

If you like Maureen Lee you might also like to read books by Lynda Page, Lilian Harry and Joan Jonker.

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Flora and Grace by Maureen Lee

1944. It is spring, late morning, when Flora's life changes for ever. She is standing on a platform in the Swiss mountains, watching as a cattle train draws near. From within the wooden trucks she can hear human voices - groaning, pleading and desperate. Horrified, she begins to run alongside the train, frantically trying to help. But as the train picks up speed, a filthy bundle of rags is thrust through the slats and into her arms - 'Take him. His name is Simon.' Flora stands on the platform, a baby boy cradled against her. And although everything looks exactly as it had done moments before, nothing will ever be the same again. SUNDAY TIMES bestseller Maureen Lee has written a powerful, moving story of war, motherhood and love.

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An excellent novel which runs along at a cracking pace [...] You won't want to put this book down. TELEGRAPH & ARGUS


About the Author

Maureen Lee

Maureen Lee's award winning novels have earned her many fans. Her latest novel, The Leaving of Liverpool, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. Maureen was born in Bootle, Liverpool and now lives in Colchester, Essex.

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Publication date

21st November 2013

Author

Maureen Lee

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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ISBN

9781409137320

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