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A Place to Call Home by June Francis


A Place to Call Home by June Francis

With the Depression and the Great War in recent history and the Second World War about to begin, emotions are running high. This is particularly true for young Greta Peters who lost her mother, brother and sister to illness and now lives with her father, Harry. Helping them in their grief is their friendly neighbour Rene, and Greta?s barmaid grandmother, Cissie Hardcastle. But with so many deaths in her family, it is no wonder that Greta believes her house to be haunted when she comes home one foggy, winter?s evening to find a stranger lurking in the darkness. But this was certainly no apparition. Was he a would-be burglar caught in the act, or just a hungry, desperate man? When the two meet again, Greta discovers that the youth?s name is Alexander Armstrong and that he has recently left an orphanage from up north. With a connection existing between the Armstrong family and Greta?s dead mother, it seems unlikely that Alex would choose their house to burgle. So what exactly was it he was looking for in Greta?s house, and is it something that Greta herself can help him to find?


'All the atmosphere and color that romance fans have come to expect another sure fire success'
Liverpool Echo

'She has obviously done her research and offers us a vivid portrait of Liverpool'-- Historical Novels Review'

About the Author

June Francis was brought up in the port of Liverpool, UK, and so although she started her novel writing career by writing medieval romances, it seemed natural to also write family sagas set in her home city due to its fascinating historical background, especially as she has several mariners in her family tree and her mother was in service. She has written twenty sagas set on Merseyside,as well as in the beautiful city of Chester and Lancashire countryside. She has also written historical romances. She really enjoy writing two different genres because it's not only fun but she learns so much from the research. To date one of her most pleasurable moments to do with her writing career is that an excerpt from her saga, 'Look For The Silver Lining', is to be used in a display in Liverpool's new museum down by the Albert Dock.

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Publication date

24th May 2005


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