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A Ration Book Childhood

by Jean Fullerton

Part of the Ration Book series Series

A Ration Book Childhood Synopsis

In the darkest days of the Blitz, family is more important than ever. With her family struggling amidst the nightly bombing raids in London's East End, Ida Brogan is doing her very best to keep their spirits up. The Blitz has hit the Brogans hard, and rationing is more challenging than ever, but they are doing all they can to help the war effort. When Ida's oldest friend Ellen returns to town, sick and in dire need of help, it is to Ida that she turns. But Ellen carries a secret, one that threatens not only Ida's marriage, but the entire foundation of the Brogan family. Can Ida let go of the past and see a way to forgive her friend? And can she overcome her sadness to find a place in her heart for a little boy, one who will need a mother more than ever in these dark times?

A Ration Book Childhood Press Reviews

A delightful, well-researched story that really does depict nursing and the living conditions in the East End at the end of the war. * Lesley Pearce, on Call Nurse Millie * A lovely, fascinating, proper treat of a read set during the Blitz of World War Two... A Ration Book Christmas is food for the soul, it's simply deliciously readable and enjoyable. * Liz Robinson, LoveReading, on A Ration Book Christmas * A real page-turner with larger-than-life characters and convincing period detail * Daily Express, praise for A Ration Book Christmas * Charming and full of detail... You will ride emotional highs and lows... Beautifully written. * The Lady on Jean Fullerton * Lovely... The author's writing captures the atmosphere and emotions and difficulties of life during wartime. It is a great piece of historical fiction which centres on World War II... The book was an emotional read with a few tears along the way. * New Books Magazine * Richly-textured and engrossing... Jean Fullerton's meticulous research and background knowledge enable her to create a wholly convincing and engaging wartime novel... Completely immersive. With humour to lighten the mood as well it can be laugh-out-loud funny as well as deeply poignant, but it is the emotional richness and heart to the book that draws the story together and makes this such a rewarding read. * Nicola Cornick, Historia *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786496072
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Jean Fullerton
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Sagas, Second World War fiction, Historical fiction,

About Jean Fullerton

Jean Fullerton is the author of nineteen historical novels. She is a qualified District and Queen's nurse who has spent most of her working life in the East End of London, first as a Sister in charge of a team, and then as a District Nurse tutor. She is also a qualified teacher and spent twelve years lecturing on community nursing studies at a London university. She now writes full time. Find out more at

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