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Autocar
Autocar is a weekly British car magazine. It refers to itself as "The World's oldest car magazine"
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The river maid / by Court, Dilly,author.;
Hardworking Essie Chapman lives with her boatman father on the banks of the Thames. When an accident leaves him bedridden with only ale to ease his pain, it is Essie who takes up the oars for the family's survival, risking her life to ferry passengers across the dangerous waters. One night, Essie transports a mysterious man from a foreign ship to the docks, a man who gives her no more than his name - Raven. And against her will, Essie finds herself on a ship bound for the Australian penal colonies. Plunged into terrible danger, Essie embarks on a perilous journey to the other side of the world...
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Large type books.; Historical.; Historical fiction; Generational sagas;
© 2019., Magna,
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The ferry girls / by Archer, Rosie,author.;
A young German girl finds friendship, camaraderie and even love while working on Gosport's ferries in the height of World War 2 - but will her new friends desert her if her nationality comes to light?
Subjects: Love stories.; Large type books.; General.; Modern & contemporary fiction; Generational sagas; World War, 1939-1945;
© 2019., Magna,
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A respectable woman / by Bavin, Susanna,author.;
After losing her family in the Great War, Nell is grateful to marry Stan Hibbert, believing she can recapture a sense of family with him. But five years on, she is just another back-street housewife, performing miracles with scrag-end. When she discovers that Stan is leading a double-life, she runs away to make a fresh start. Two years later, in 1924, Nell has carved out a fulfilling new life for herself and her young children in Manchester, where her neighbours believe she is a respectable widow and a talented machinist. But will the past catch up with her?
Subjects: Large type books.; General.; Modern & contemporary fiction; Generational sagas;
© 2019., Magna,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 2
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The black silk purse / by Kaine, Margaret,author.;
Sent to the workhouse as a child, all Ella Hathaway can remember is a voice whispering, 'Dearie, promise you will never forget what you saw. Your Ma was killed deliberate...and someone oughter pay for it.' When young, wealthy spinster Letitia Fairchild witnesses Ella being ill-treated, she takes her in as a scullery maid. But as Ella grows up, she is determined to find the truth about her mother's tragic death and appeals to Letitia for help, revealing her only personal possession, a black silk purse. Intrigued, Letitia agrees to begin a quest to solve the mystery of Ella's past. But there are astonishing and dramatic consequences.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Large type books.; Saga.; Generational sagas;
© 2019., Magna,
Available copies: 0 / Total copies: 2
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The orphans of Ardwick / by Hornby, Emma,1983-author.;
After a cold, hard winter on the streets, three orphan children are about to give up hope when unexpected events bring them to the doorstep of a grand house in Ardwick, Manchester. Taken in by the firm but kind-hearted cook, the young friends can hardly believe their luck. But behind Bracken House's impressive facade lies a household steeped in troubles and mystery, with residents above and below stairs hiding their own dark secrets. Not everyone is happy about the new arrivals and soon the orphans' safety is in danger. Will they come to regret ever leaving the mean slum streets they once called home?
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Large type books.; Saga.; Generational sagas;
© 2019., Magna,
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The empire girls / by Wilsher, Sue,author.;
A moving story of heartbreak and friendship in 1950s Britain Tilbury, 1950s. The Empire is a pub run by Vi, Doris's mother, but when Doris falls pregnant out of marriage, she is kicked out of the house and forced to fend for herself. Desperate to look after her daughter, Doris finds refuge in Southend and takes a job in a factory, hoping for a better life. When she finds herself cast out one night, Doris has nowhere to go but home - back to Tilbury. When Doris falls in with the Windrush immigrants, she finds herself helping one to a new life in Britain. But not everyone is happy with her decision and Doris must decide where her friendships lie.
Subjects: Large type books.; General.; Modern & contemporary fiction; Generational sagas;
© 2019., Magna,
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Christmas at Emmerdale / by Bell, Pamela,author.;
August 1914, and a terrible war begins, one that will affect the lives of everyone in the village of Beckindale. For Maggie Sugden, left to run Emmerdale Farm on her own while her husband, Joe, is at the front, it will bring grief and loss but also independence and the chance to find a place to belong - and perhaps even to love again.
Subjects: Large type books.; Saga.; Generational sagas; World War, 1914-1918;
© 2018., Magna,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 2
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The secret of Summerhayes / by Allingham, Merryn,author.;
Summer, 1944. Bombed out by the blitz, Bethany Merston takes up a post as companion to elderly Alice Summer, last remaining inhabitant of the dilapidated and crumbling Summerhayes estate. Now a shadow of its former glory; most of the rooms have been shut up, the garden is overgrown and the whole place feels as unwelcoming as the family themselves. Struggling with the realities of war, Alice is plagued by anonymous letters and haunting visions of her old household. Beth tries to convince her it's all in her mind but then she starts to unravel the mysteries surrounding the aristocratic family's past.
Subjects: Large type books.; General.; Modern & contemporary fiction; World War, 1939-1945;
© 2018., Magna,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 2
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